Kval – Laho (Review)

Kval - LahoKval are a black metal band from Finland and this is their second album.

I’ve been greatly anticipating the next Kval release, as the band’s 2017 self titled debut album was quite the underground find. The debut seemed to be a solo affair, whereas this new one seems to have added a guitarist. Continue reading

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Ornamentos del Miedo – Este no es tu Hogar (Review)

Ornamentos del Miedo - Este no es tu HogarThis is the debut album from Ornamentos del Miedo, a one man funeral doom band from Spain.

Here we have 62 minutes of atmospheric funeral doom. It’s slow, heavy, and played with an obvious love for the style. Continue reading

Interview with Spirit Adrift 2019

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Spirit Adrift’s new album Divided by Darkness is my favourite album yet by this superlative band. Filled with rousing songs, engrossing melodies, infectious riffs, and quality writing, Divided by Darkness is sure to make an impact on many best of 2019 lists I’m sure.

I quizzed band mastermind Nate Garrett about the band’s latest release, and found out a few interesting things… Continue reading

Heathe – On the Tombstones; the Symbols Engraved (Review)

Heathe - On the Tombstones; the Symbols EngravedThis is the debut album from Heathe, a blackened doom/drone project from Denmark.

Apparently created by a core of one person who was then aided and abetted by multiple others, this band have crafted here a single 38-minute track named On the Tombstones. It has apparently been recorded live, with a structure enhanced by improvisation in places, which is probably why the music feels so vibrant, albeit in a bleak, nihilistic ways. Continue reading