I really didn’t expect to like Unholyath’s Antidogma that much. The cover seemed a little bit too “evil” for my liking and I half expected to hear a basement recording of muffled shrieking while tin cans rattled around in the background.

Doctor Veritas, the third album from Ukraine’s Experimental death/black metal act Svyatogor, is out now via Svarga Music. Along with melodic fragments and penetrating vocals, the solos smack of classical heavy metal and the saxophone gives the music jazz and art-rock tendencies, all of which is rooted in black metal. Lyrics are written in Russian, Ukrainian, English and French languages and devoted to the problems of society, preparation of human emotions, reflection on the subject of contemporary history, structure of the universe, and macrocosm.