Knoll – Metempiric (Review)

Knoll - MetempiricThis is the second album from US grindcore band Knoll.

Metempiric is a 34-minute shot of feral adrenaline. It is rare I come across grindcore these days, and even rarer for it to be good. It’s a great style when done right, and a lazy, boring one when not. Suffice to say, Metempiric is one of the best grind releases I’ve heard in what seems like forever. Continue reading “Knoll – Metempiric (Review)”

Liber Null – For Whom Is the Night (Review)

Liber Null - For Whom Is the NightThis is the second album from international black metal act Liber Null.

Brought to us by members of bands such as Fides Inversa, Frostmoon Eclipse, and Manetheren, For Whom Is the Night contains 39 minutes of lethal black metal venom. Continue reading “Liber Null – For Whom Is the Night (Review)”

Serpents Oath – Ascension (Review)

Serpents Oath - AscensionThis is the second album from Belgian black metal band Serpents Oath.

Ascension contains 42 minutes of second wave black metal played in the classic style.

Serpents Oath’s music is dark and aggressive. It combines lethal speed with mystical atmosphere. Blackened leads add melodic Continue reading “Serpents Oath – Ascension (Review)”

Entrails – An Eternal Time of Decay (Review)

Entrails - An Eternal Time of DecayThis is the seventh album from Entrails, a Swedish death metal band.

A new Entrails album is always worth a listen. I enjoyed 2015’s Obliteration, 2017’s World Inferno, and 2019’s Rise of the Reaper, and An Eternal Time of Decay – with its 46 minutes of material – is no different. Continue reading “Entrails – An Eternal Time of Decay (Review)”

Saor – Origins (Review)

Saor - OriginsThis is the fifth album from UK one-man black metal band Saor.

Brought to us by the artist behind Fuath, (and also an ex-member of Falloch), Saor’s music is well-regarded, although this is my first encounter with it. My loss, it seems, as Origins offers up a very compelling 41 minutes of atmospheric black metal. Continue reading “Saor – Origins (Review)”

Lurid – Fire Spell (Review)

Lurid - Fire SpellThis is the debut EP from Lurid, a black metal band form the US.

This release clocks in at 33 minutes, although it’s actually a release of two parts. The first four songs are the brand new tracks for the EP, (21 minutes), while the last two are remastered versions of the songs from last year’s demo, (12 minutes). Continue reading “Lurid – Fire Spell (Review)”

Bekor Qilish – Throes of Death from the Dreamed Nihilism (Review)

Bekor Qilish - Throes of Death from the Dreamed NihilismThis is the debut album from Bekor Qilish, an extreme metal solo act from Italy.

Across 28 minutes the artist behind this band delivers his vision for extreme metal – a complex and layered avant-garde assault on the senses. Blending the technical and progressive strains of black and death metal into an experimental extreme metal framework, Throes of Death from the Dreamed Nihilism is a jarring and unfriendly piece of work, that nonetheless rewards connoisseurs of esoteric underground extremity. Continue reading “Bekor Qilish – Throes of Death from the Dreamed Nihilism (Review)”

Verberis – Adumbration of the Veiled Logos (Review)

Verberis - Adumbration of the Veiled LogosThis is the second album from Verberis, a black metal band from New Zealand.

Across five expansive songs, Adumbration of the Veiled Logos spends 58 minutes transporting the listener to vast blackened soundscapes and subjecting them to harrowing esoteric visions. Continue reading “Verberis – Adumbration of the Veiled Logos (Review)”