Harakiri for the Sky – Arson (Review)

Harakiri for the SkyThis is the fourth album from Austrian post-black metallers Harakiri for the Sky.

Well, it only seems like yesterday since we were graced with Harakiri for the Sky’s third album III: Trauma, which was unveiled in 2016. This album was somewhat of a slow-burning sleeper hit for me; I Continue reading

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Bhleg – Solarmegin (Review)

BhlegBhleg are a Swedish folk black metal band and this is their second album.

Roughly four years after Bhleg’s enjoyable debut album Draumr Ást appeared, the band have now returned with a colossal new album; Solarmegin is a 98-minute celebration of the sun. Yes, that’s right; this album is a big one. Continue reading

LÜÜP – Canticles of the Holy Scythe (Review)

LÜÜPLÜÜP is a, (deep breath), Greek one man experimental avant-garde blackened classical band, (phew), and this is his third album.

Canticles of the Holy Scythe features 37 minutes of music that consists of a black metal undercoat, which has then been fully fleshed out and painted with colours from folk, progressive, avant-garde, ambient, and classical music. Continue reading

Absque Cor – Wędrówkę Haniebnie Zakończyć (Review)

Absque CorThis is the debut album from Polish one man black metal project Absque Cor.

This is a black metal album with a lot of depth, nuance, and intricacies. It’s clear that a great deal of time and energy has been spent on these compositions, resulting in a selection of songs that satisfy and engage. Continue reading

Arkheth – 12 Winter Moons Comes the Witches Brew (Review)

ArkhethArkheth is an Australian one-man black metal band and this is his third album.

12 Winter Moons Comes the Witches Brew is an experimental black metal release that takes a multitude of styles and influences and boils them all together into 41 minutes of very enjoyable music. Continue reading

Alastor – The Dark Tower (Review)

AlastorAlastor are a Portugese blackened thrash metal band and this is their sixth album.

Here Alastor give us 48 minutes of furious blackthrash, and they do it surprisingly well. I say ‘surprisingly’ only because I find this kind of subgenre quite disappointing most of the time, but must confess that when it’s done right, I really take to it. Continue reading

Neige Morte – TRINNNT (Review)

Neige MorteNeige Morte are a French post-black metal band and this is their third album.

2014’s Bicephaale stood out with its unusual delivery and incorporation of non-black metal sub-genres. As such, when TRINNNT was unleashed, I knew I had to expose myself to the ravages of the band’s virulent plagues once more. Continue reading

Nortt – Endeligt (Review)

NorttNortt is a one-man black/doom metal band from Denmark and this is his fourth album.

Here we have 40 minutes of black metal that’s been bent to the will of funeral doom and dark ambience. This is music to listen to in a lightless environment, preferably while staring up at the stars and contemplating how insignificant you are. Continue reading