News, Reviews and Interviews
Heavy Metal Around the Globe
This album is a much needed throat punch to the decadence and oppression of modern society. Plus, it absolutely rips!
Each spin of the album immerses me anew in the comfortable/painful waters, ebbing and flowing through the labyrinthine artwork playing through my speakers.
Above all, Ruin is a transcendent album in which to lose oneself.
The nine tracks form a very complete album, going from strength to strength, and truly pulling the listener into the clutches of the mighty riffs.
There’s a lot going on between both records. The lyrics were written in a way that fuses both records together so people can, if they want to, dissect the songs and see if they can crack the mystery of the whole concept/story that’s been written for A Sire and Lurkers.
Aporia, the band’s sophomore album seems at its surface to be your ordinary black metal album. But after a proper listen, one begins to recognize the heavy sludge, doom, and drone influences that add loads of interesting sections on the album.
It’s deep horror, rising up from the bowels of the hidden void beneath – beyond – outside our world.
Everything here is to the point and meaningfully composed, a direct upgrade from the debut.
Band - Worm Album - Foreverglade Country of Origin - USA Genre - Death/Doom Release Date - October 22, 2021 Label - 20 Buck Spin Author - Rz Talk about a fourth quarter surprise! Worm’s Foreverglade has been one of my most anticipated releases of the year since...
Hold tight through the gallop, then relax into the deep.
Ominous keys frame the strange sense of unease rippling through this offering to the spirits of harmony. Pushed behind the theatrically strange vocals, rhythmic riffing adds to the trancelike subtleties of terror swimming like sharks beneath the surface.
Pressing ‘play’ and the album begins… I hear the melancholy and the vibe of longing for something in the music almost immediately
Band - Plum Green Album - Somnambulistic Country of Origin - Australia Genre - Dreamfolk Release Date - September 17th, 2021 Label - Nefarious Industries Author - Gareth Mangan This album was a journey that really came as a surprise to me. Not to say that I had...
Operation Just Cause bangs hard by going straight for the jugular and never letting go.
This album is excellent – dreamy-in-an-unsettling-way and hypnotic – so it doesn’t matter what genre we call it, nor does it matter that it’s entirely instrumental.
The intensity of Zos Ethos cannot be understated. … Let it be the deep experience it’s meant to be.
As someone who doesn’t really listen to deathcore all that much, I see this as a release for people who want some crossover between deathcore and black metal.
Band - Lvcifyre Album - The Broken Seal Country of Origin - UK Genre - Black/Death Release Date - September 10, 2021 Label -Dark Descent Records Author - Michael Litteral Black/death is something that doesn't have as much to offer compared to other subgenres,...
Though each band clearly has their own style, the whole is as cohesive as it is crushing, exquisite as it is eviscerating.
Gold Spire, set to release in early November, is a hodgepodge of dark and melancholic tones, chilling piano, and mystifying saxophone. The cover artwork, featuring hues found upon those soon-to-be crisping trees, was created by guitarist Påhl Sundström and is what first drew me in.
There needs to be moments of peace and quiet, sort of reflection, to really make the chaotic bits chaotic.
Under An Eternal Mirage Projected In The Sky is the best thing I’ve heard from this project. That, of course, is my subjective taste, but this release hits me hard with each listen. I love it.
The resulting atmosphere is one of fury and loss, ringing swords and weeping widows.
If the first two tracks don’t spark your interest and you don’t willingly give in to the curiosity that will surely kill the cat, then I don’t what to tell you.