Këkht Aräkh – Pale Swordsman
Pressing ‘play’ and the album begins… I hear the melancholy and the vibe of longing for something in the music almost immediately
Dread Maw – Libations of Blood
The six tracks account for about seventeen minutes of runtime, every second of which twists and turns your psyche in delightfully disturbing ways.
EXCLUSIVE TRACK STREAM: Illuminated Manuscripts – Palace of Ghastly LeechesBand – Sacrilegious Crown/Illuminated Manuscripts Album – Meditations on the Revenant Enigma Country of Origin – Italy/Estonia Genre – Raw Black Metal Release Date – August 6, 2021 Label – Xenoglossy Productions Author –...
FULL ALBUM STREAM: Deathvoid – Semaphore
This demo is a truly excellent example of creating meaning and emotion within objectively difficult music.
Wrekan – Gevurah
There is really a lot going on here, yet the eight tracks remain (mostly) within the confines of Raw Black Metal as a distinct subgenre.
FEATURE: Sacrilegious Crown – Culto II: Under The Blasphemous Spirits
“Raw black metal is not for everyone, of course, but its strength lies in its ambiguity.”
Pessimista – Uma saída
Through the extra time allowed on a full length, the artist really spreads their wings, taking the time to develop each feeling, each howl, each riff, each drum stroke.
FULL ALBUM STREAM: Kharàce – Dakhalè
Primarily mid-paced in rhythms and riffing, predominate on Dakhalè, drawing the listener down into hypnotic contemplation.
Lunacy – Melancholic Invocations
The final product is gripping, painful to behold, and wonderfully cathartic.