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There is little respect for reason or allowance for understanding in this music. You are at the mercy of their dream, their nightmare.
You can call it post-whatever, but honestly speaking, this is an absolute masterclass of Atmospheric Black Metal, where the calmer interludes always add to the music and do not serve as fillers.
Early days though it may be (relatively speaking), the project has enough of a discography to prove their chops as nightmarish innovators.
Fast forward to the present day and the Germanic black metallers have stepped it up quite a bit to give us a new offering in the form of Lokabrenna.
Dubbed as Thermodynamic Oceanic Black Metal, the project rolls through a vast multitude of styles, all shored up on the coral reef of black metal.
Band - Live Suffer Die Album - A Voice From Beyond Death Country of Origin - USA/Canada Genre - DSBM Release Date - March 20, 2020 Label - Moribund Records Author - Hayduke X The album A Voice From Beyond Death is one of the most harrowing listening experiences...
Unrelentingly feral, listening to dai-ichi is akin to being stalked by a predator in the wild. They haven’t caught you yet, but when they do, you already understand the savagery that will ensue.
What I like about this album most, is the serene tranquility that creates a false sense of hope before creating a wave of what I could only describe as a mournful bliss.
Fortunately, Under the Pledge of Secrecy have mastered the science of mixing styles of extreme metal in their proper proportions. The result is certainly explosive, but in a very good way.
These guys are hellbent on bringing traditional malevolence to the sonic sphere, and this tome is an impressive body of work dedicated to the dark.
The short EP is a strange, yet intriguing combination of heavy and fluidly graceful.
It’s beautiful and troublesome and let’s you feel the pain of the creator.
I can’t sit still even while I write this review in my local Starbucks. This is how I know this new release is a great punk album.
By the end of this escapade, you feel as if you have been through a medieval journey and your shining armour has seen its fair share of adventure.
A brilliant send up to the 80s seeds of the black metal genre, thrash and speed metal bands that played with that extra edge of evil, while still maintaining a modern sound.
Once you let yourself be immersed within the labyrinth realms of this one man band you’ll be reminded that it is coming from one of the top provider countries when it comes to modern but relentless Black Metal.
Band - Arcane Ritual Album - Witch Heart Country of Origin - USA Genre - Doom/Gothic Metal Release Date - March 1, 2019 Label - Independent Author - Hayduke X Arcane Ritual is a duo from California in the USA who play Gothic metal. Jarek Tatarek handles all of...
Think classic Sepaltura, Exodus, or Slayer.
Yes, Dementia 13 is most probably the current band, worldwide, that best emulates that pure, fresh sound of late 80’s and early 90’s death metal.
Acts of Repentance exhibits an inferno which is supernatural, audibly from above, fittingly daemonic.
While their debut Praxis was overlooked, Gnosis is certain to bring Aethyrick into the forefront of Finnish Black Metal.
It’s definitely something that feels organic… This album is a rollercoaster.
It is with great excitement that we get to present to you an exclusive premiere track of Rise From Embers, a compilation release entitled Summoned by Shadows of Michigan black metal band Wind of the Black Mountains. The full album is being released on January 31st by...
Band - Leeched Album - To Dull The Blades Of Your Abuse Country of Origin - United Kingdom Genre - Crust/Hardcore Release Date - January 31, 2020 Label - Prosthetic Records Author - JDecker Beginning with a few seconds worth of some of the most uncomfortably...