Kaleikr are an Icelandic black/death metal band and this is their debut album.
This is black metal that’s progressive and emotive. Heart of Lead is an album that you can almost visibly see change as it develops and unfolds. As it runs through its playing time, Kaleikr’s music becomes increasingly darker and more unhinged. Continue reading →
Endon are a Japanese experimental post-hardcore band and this is their third album.
Holy crap, what the Hell is this? I looove it when you stumble blindly upon something as unexpectedly individual as this, especially when it’s done so well. Done poorly, this would be unlistenable nonsense, (and I’m sure there are some that would regard this as such), but Endon have a talent, it seems, for producing unusual, non-easy Continue reading →
Illimitable Dolor and Promethean Misery are both from Australia, and both play variants of doom metal.
This is my first experience of Illimitable Dolor, which is a shame, as they come highly recommended, (and also feature members of the very enjoyable funeral doom band The Slow Death), but I’ve never heard them before this. Here they offer us two tracks, clocking in at 26 minutes in total. Continue reading →
Mallephyr are from the Czech Republic and play black/death metal. This is their second album.
Womb of Worms contains 38 minutes of occult, misanthropic black metal that’s bolstered in places by the inherent might and muscle of death metal. It also features a member of Panychida. Continue reading →