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Heavy Metal Around the Globe
Primarily mid-paced in rhythms and riffing, predominate on Dakhalè, drawing the listener down into hypnotic contemplation.
First, the chaos, then the separation, then the rising away from all, from everything…from anything.
What you should take from that is that this album is exceptional, gripping, dark, and powerful.
Take some time to explore my top 50 albums of 2020. There are some choices you’ll like. I promise.
Through the entire history of ZK, Ghafur has walked his own path. In the eyes (ears and mind, as well) of this writer, that has served him well.
A strong ambient blur brings you into a reminiscent period where for a split second you can duplicate the complexity of emotions and feelings you gave birth to while being in the center of life, light, and love.
These songs are composed with perfection in mind, despite drawing from the messy rawness of traditional black metal.
Wonderful Hell rightly deserves a place in the 2020 pantheon of the greater soundtrack for the revolution, and this writer stands in full solidarity with them.
Andromeda Anarchia: *let’s out an operatic ahhh* Music is so much fun.
Above all else, Rotten Human Kingdom is a pissed off beast of an album, a creature formed from the earth itself, sent forth by its mother for the vengeance so richly deserved.
Through the structure of black metal, Yaotl Mictlan bring the listener back to those ancient Mayan times in an incredibly visceral way.
I’m craving for your blood
I always have a story behind them, but when I upload the song with a video, people notice it and understand what I want to say. It’s a performance! People want to see me, not just hear me.
“The machine was going full on. We were really tight and the vibe was great.” – Away
Ultimately, From The Mire is an album not to be slept on. If taken seriously, it will take you on a dark journey into the recesses of your imagination.
With plenty of variety in every aspect of their collective sound, you’ll find yourself claiming favorite parts of the music scattered throughout.
These tracks are great for getting the blood pumping, and they urge you to get up and flail around.
These two tracks seem to exist nowhere. They are blank, bleak landscapes that hold nothing but a relentless wind that carries upon it sounds that cannot be described; a howling upon some unknown and unseen plane of existence.
“Nigraluminiscencia” starts with a second or two of infernal fires crackling until you’re right where the music wants you, disoriented in dissonance and feeling the flames of your inner-hell.
Interview with Lindsay Schoolcraft
The Wisconsin duo channel the beating heart of the traditional heavy metal I grew up with and they’re damn proud of it.
Over the course of roughly forty three minutes, spread across five tracks, LaColpa assail the listener with a nightmare of nihilistic intensity.
Taken together, the two sides of Theosulphuros have something of a yin yang quality to them – the more structured Precaria, riding herd on the wild nature of Darkness, driving chaos relentlessly forward and the more chaotic ÔROS KAÙ whose wild rhythms reveal a central, mesmeric calm being birthed.
…I hear caustic, acidic sludge, bonkers dissonance and hard left turns, and mesmeric melancholy…