Goya – Harvester of Bongloads (Review)

GoyaGoya are a doom metal band from the US and this is their third album.

Here we have 40 minutes of blissfully hypnotic stoner doom metal, replete with grand fuzzy riffs, psychedelic noodling and more dark, hazy atmosphere than you can shake a bong at. Continue reading “Goya – Harvester of Bongloads (Review)”

Winter Deluge – Devolution-Decay (Review)

Winter DelugeThis is the second album from this New Zealand black metal band.

Winter Deluge play malevolent black metal that takes its cues from the second wave.

With enough blackened distortion, blasting Continue reading “Winter Deluge – Devolution-Decay (Review)”

Disperse – Foreword (Review)

DisperseForeword is Disperse’s third album. They play progressive rock/metal and are from Poland.

Disperse take elements from both old and new progressive music and incorporate them into their thoroughly modern take on the style.

Complexity, syncopation and Continue reading “Disperse – Foreword (Review)”

Neman – The Path of Thorns (Review)

NemanNeman are a death metal band from Montenegro and this is their debut demo.

Featuring the vocalist of Hostis and Abhoth, Neman play death metal that mixes heaviness with melody.

With blast beats, rolling riffs and some Continue reading “Neman – The Path of Thorns (Review)”

Obscure Devotion – Ubi Certa Pax Est (Review)

Obscure DevotionThis is the third album from Italian black metal band Obscure Devotion.

Obscure Devotion play sophisticated occult black metal with a mature, yet still fiery approach to extreme music. Continue reading “Obscure Devotion – Ubi Certa Pax Est (Review)”

Reaping Asmodeia – Impuritize (Review)

Reaping AsmodeiaThis is the second album from Reaping Asmodeia, a technical death metal band from the US.

I find it so easy to like this kind of thing. It’s hyper-modern, with withering technicality, hard-as-nails brutality and enough progressive depth to keep things interesting…Reaping Asmodeia have delivered a monster of an album. Continue reading “Reaping Asmodeia – Impuritize (Review)”

Inferno – Gnosis Kardias (of Transcension and Involution) (Review)

InfernoInferno are a black metal band from the Czech Republic and this is their seventh album.

The last time we encountered Inferno it was on their previous album – Omniabsence Filled by His Greatness. This album made a very good impression on me and it’s one I’ve listened to many times over the years. Continue reading “Inferno – Gnosis Kardias (of Transcension and Involution) (Review)”

Interview with Falls of Rauros

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Falls of Rauros are one of those groups that can always be relied upon to release a quality black metal album. Their latest release is Vigilance Perennial, and I don’t think I’m alone here in considering it to be the band’s best album to date. Continue reading “Interview with Falls of Rauros”

Woe – Hope Attrition (Review)

WoeThis is the fourth album by Woe, a black metal band from the US.

Here we have a black metal album that has a decidedly American flavour to it that includes some minor aspects of post-black metal, hardcore and a pinch of death metal.

The album is Continue reading “Woe – Hope Attrition (Review)”