Rage and Frustration
Heavy Metal Reviews & Interviews
Xenoglyph – Spiritfraud
This is a perfect summer black metal album that doesn’t drain the light, nor does it run towards the sun. Enjoy, my fellow homo sapiens!
Predatory Light – Death And The Twilight Hours
Death And The Twilight Hours was released through 20 Buck Spin on May 20th, 2022, and can be found on multiple listening platforms and in various formats. Make sure to check out the album and the label.
Heruka – Memorie
It’s a charm that black metal gives that I will never grow tired of.
Vimur – Transcendental Violence
Vimur is undoubtedly amongst the Atlanta Elite, and I am damn proud to review their latest release, Transcendental Violence.
Midnight – Let There Be Witchery
This is Midnight at its prime. It has enough of the blackened punk/speed junkie mix with a dose more of musicianship, and blackened undertones.
Vile Ritual – Tongues of the Exanimate
As black metal and death metal, generally speaking, rise in popularity, and show no signs of slowing down any time soon, we can still find black/death metal hidden away underneath all the grime of the underground.
Vorga – Striving Toward Oblivion
With Vorga’s Striving Toward Oblivion, we will see this branch off of the black metal tree sprout into something epic and special.
Ustalost – Before The Glinting Spell Unvested
The love I have for Yellow Eyes is sprinkled well within the tunes without it being Yellow Eyes 2.0.
Det Eviga Leedent – Reverence
Det Eviga Leedent brings us their sophomore album, ‘Reverence’ with Jacob Buczarski (Mare Cognitum and Acathexis) on vocals, and man! Did they deliver on this one!
Escuela/Disparo – Split
The feral riffs, abrasive rhythms, and punishing vocals will rend a hole in your personal atmosphere.
Chaos Perversion – Petrified Against The Emanation
Come join the ritual. Offer your hand to the feral, sentient darkness. Let the ritual weave you a new skeletal structure. Join the Chaos (Perversion).
Anti Ritual – Expel The Leeches
Lyrically, Anti Ritual speak to the rising wave of fascism (in opposition, of course), the environmental catastrophe we have collectively caused, the oppression of capitalism, and more. In other words, they have every right to be incredibly pissed off. We all do.
Seven Nines and Tens – Over Opiated in a Forest of Whispering Speakers
“Over Opiated in a Forest of Whispering Speakers,” their third full length album, will be the band’s first with support from Willowtip Records. It comes out the first Friday of the new year, and I highly suggest you purchase a copy.
Sarke – Allsighr
Two dudes who love metal and living the metal lifestyle. What’s not to like?
Demonic Temple – Through The Stars Into The Abyss
Overall, this is occult black metal done right.
Funeral Mist – Deiform
‘Deiform’ will be released on Friday, December 17th, 2021 through Norma Evangelium Diaboli digitally and physically.
Andor – Deconstructing Constructs
As heavy and unrelenting as this release is, it never forgets to swing.
Yaldabaoth – That Which Whets the Saccharine Palate
That Which Whets The Saccharine Palate ramps up the tension of existence by carefully weaving strands of dissonant mysticism into murky fog of blackened horror. Take heed. This is not a light listen, nor is it for the incautious.
Interview with Discarnatus
Interview with the mighty Discarnatus from Grand Rapids, as well as a live track captured in their rehearsal space and an earlier live set from Mulligans.
Interview with Wake
An interview with two members of Wake, as well as their live set at Cellarmen’s.
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