This is classic black metal, traditionally played with hatred and fervour.
I very much enjoyed Kafirun’s Death Worship and Glorification of Holy Death releases, and this early work of theirs demonstrated the great promise that the band had. I always felt that they were building up to something, and apparently that something is Eschaton. Continue reading
This is classic black metal, misanthropic and pure. If you’re looking for a hit of the good stuff, then In Death has almost 50 minutes of it. Continue reading
It’s hard not to be impressed with black metal that’s played as authentically and as passionately as this so obviously is. Continue reading
Combining elements of the US and Swedish styles of fast, melodic black metal, Advocatus Diaboli is 46 minutes of scything, blistering music that quickly unfolds with attitude and its own dark light. Continue reading
This is underground and nasty. The band’s style is somewhere between black and death metal, taking elements of both and barking rough growling shouts over the top of everything. Continue reading
Torc play black metal with a few other influences which can be heard in the songs. Continue reading
Well, there’s a lot going on here. I very much enjoyed their split with Nightbringer, but it didn’t prepare me for this.
This is sophisticated black metal with a broad theatrical side when it comes to the vocals, almost like an occult ritualistic opera that aims to summon fell beings from the abyss. Continue reading
Where to start with an album like this? There’s so much expansive content it’s hard to do it justice with words. Continue reading