2015

MOVIES

The VVitch - A New England Folktale (Robert Eggers, 2015) [GR]


Μια ταινία απολαυστικά ανησυχητικού και αγριευτικού περιεχομένου, μια ωδή στον τρόμο της λαϊκής υπαίθρου, το ταινιακό αντίστοιχου ενός κεριού στη μέση του σκοταδιού.

MOVIES

The VVitch - A New England Folktale (Robert Eggers, 2015) [EN]


A film of delightfully disturbing content, an ode to folklore countryside horror, the movie equivalent of a candle in the middle of darkness

GAMING

Meta-thinking in CRPGs (Part 1)


An article concerning meta-thinking in CRPGs - part 1.

MUSIC

2015 – The Good Albums (1-20)


The best full-length releases of 2015. part 2

MUSIC

2015 – The Good Albums (21-40)


The best full-length releases of 2015. part 1

MUSIC

2015 – Demo, EP, and Split releases Top-10


The best non-full-length releases of 2015

MUSIC

Panphage – Storm (Ætergap Productions, 2015)


There may be no moment more glorious in black metal than when the underground shines with blazing inspiration. Panphage, a one-man band from Sweden, was a completely unknown to me entity before this summer, when I was introduced by...

MUSIC

Volahn/Shataan/Arizmenda/Kallathon – Desert Dances & Serpent Sermons (Crepusculo Negro, 2015)


Crepusculo Negro is a label that I have been stalking for some years now, and one I am particularly fond of (as was evident in my last year’s list, including both Volahn and Arizmenda’s full-lengths), both due to the...

GAMING

Darkest Dungeon preview


Το Darkest Dungeon προσφέρει μια ανάσα πρωτοτυπίας στο είδος των rogue-like RPG, προβάλλοντας σε τόσο μεγάλο βαθμό τον ψυχολογικό κόσμο των χαρακτήρων του, αλλά και του ίδιου του παίκτη.

MUSIC

Four from this year’s Crypt


4 notable 2015 releases

MISC

Concerning Stories (Part 1)


Musings about stories

MUSIC

Israthoum – Antru Kald (Daemon Worship Productions, 2015)


Not only there is not a filler to be found in this album, but it is almost impossible to find a single weak moment; here is magnificence extraordinaire.

GAMING

The notion of Progress & RPG’s (part 2)


An article concerning the way progress is implemented in RPGs - part 2.

MUSIC

Macabre Omen – Gods of War, at War (Ván Records, 2015)


Not only there is not a filler to be found in this album, but it is almost impossible to find a single weak moment; here is magnificence extraordinaire.

GAMING

The notion of Progress & RPG’s (part 1)


An article concerning the way progress is implemented in RPGs - part 1.

SHORT-STORIES

Θορυβώδη Απομεινάρια


Ένα διήγημα του 2015.

MUSIC

Ebonillumini – Arktos (Wickerman Recordings, 2015)


A rough diamond of an album which has more in kin with the avant-garde than experimental music, managing to convey its concept effortlessly.

MUSIC

Drowning the Light – From the Abyss (Dark Adversary Productions, 2015)


Recommended for all who crave for dark, atmospheric black metal, the kind of which resounds deeply with the spirit of the necrotic.

MUSIC

Leviathan – Scar Sighted (Profound Lore Records, 2015)


Μια στιβαρή επιστροφή των Leviathan στις Moribund δόξες.

MUSIC

A Forest of Stars – Beware the Sword you cannot see (Lupus Lounge, 2015)


Υπακούει πιστά στο βικτωριανό, αλλόκοσμο, και παραμυθένιο όραμα της μπάντας – το άλμπουμ διαβάζεται σαν παλιό, καλό βιβλίο.

SHORT-STORIES

Το Αλώνι της Μέρας και της Νύχτας


Μια ιστορία που πήρε την τρίτη θέση στο διαγωνισμό μίνι κειμένου The Way to Fantasticon 2015, με θέμα «στο παλιό αλώνι»

GAMING

Pillars of Eternity and Space


Χώρος και ηλεκτρονικά RPG με αφορμή το καταπληκτικό Pillars of Eternity.

MUSIC

Isolert – Isolated Soul demo (Independent, 2015)


A somewhat rushed release, that nevertheless creates promises about the future

MUSIC

Nettlecarrier – Black Coffin Rites (Aftermath Music, 2015)


Το πιο πρόσφατο άρτιο δείγμα μιας σκηνής που αρνείται πεισματικά να παραδώσει τα όπλα, παρά τη μετακίνηση της καινοτομίας σε άλλες γεωγραφικές συντεταγμένες.

MUSIC

Hæthen – Shaped By Aeolian Winds (Fallen Empire Records, 2015)


Embracing melody in a satisfying way, the album seems like a force of nature, imperious in its path through a northern forest.

MUSIC

Vivus Humare – Einkehr (Eisenwald, 2015)


Οι Grifteskymfning έχουν ήδη αφήσει το στίγμα τους στην Σκανδιναβία των late 00’s/early10’s.

MUSIC

Tome of the Unreplenished – Innerstanding (I, Voidhanger, 2015)


A record instrumental in its core, it is recommended for those into vividly sonicspacing atmospheric music.

GAMING

Morningstar - Descent to Deadrock (Red Herring Labs, 2015)


It manages to build a bit on isolation and “stranded” themes, is slightly menacing, but ends up gainsaying the expectations that it creates, mainly due to its limited, demo-like nature.

MUSIC

Dödfödd – Demo 15 (Independent)


Ένα παλμικό μανουάλι για ιδιαίτερα γούστα, με πλήρη την μαυρομεταλλική ατμόσφαιρα.

SHORT-STORIES

Caucasii draft 1


Πρώτο draft μιας ιστορίας στον Καύκασο
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