Psychic Contortions is a gripping ride through an atmosphere bleak with dense disturbances.
Immense. Emotional. Gripping. Mature. All of these are adjectives which could be used to describe The What It Is To Be.
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.
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.
Jump in. Enjoy the chaotic ride. Catch your breath. Repeat.
The love I have for Yellow Eyes is sprinkled well within the tunes without it being Yellow Eyes 2.0.
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!
Abhoria is a catchy album, with earworm riffs crawling out of the blackness to crawl around in your brain for a while.
Enjoy Hayduke’s Top 50 of 2021 list.
I dead set thought I had accidently swtiched to a Voivod album. Now if that isn’t one of the finest compliments you can ever give a band, you may all kiss my lilly white arse.