Hope Drone are an Australian post-black metal band and this is their second album.
This is easily one of my most anticipated releases of 2019. 2015’s Cloak of Ash was a colossal work, one which I’ve grown to enjoy more and more over the years, and a new album is long overdue. Delivering 64 minutes of material across five new songs, Void Lustre has been worth the wait. Continue reading →
Glassing are a blackened hardcore band from the US and this is their second album.
I do so like these hybrid styles that are almost impossible to lump into a single genre, or to easily categorise. This particular release mixes hardcore, black metal, and post-metal into something quite personable, and it’s a very effective and enjoyable listen because of this. Continue reading →
This is the debut album from Tripsitter, a post-hardcore band from Austria.
The promo blurb describes this as a mix of black metal, shoegaze, and hardcore, and this description sets the scene nicely for the 44 minutes of music you’ll find on The Other Side of Sadness. Continue reading →
This is the third album from Falaise, a post-black metal band from Italy.
I’ve enjoyed watching Falaise develop over the years. 2015’s As Time Goes By introduced the world to the band’s melancholic, depressive take on atmospheric post-black metal, and then 2017’s My Endless Immensity consolidated the band’s strengths, further expanding their post-black metal sound. Continue reading →
This is the tenth album from US one man atmospheric black metal project Evergreen Refuge.
I like Evergreen Refuge a lot. I may not listen to this project that often, (partially due to the colossal song lengths, and partially due to needing to be in a certain mood), but the artist behind this band has pumped out some truly memorable and impressive work since first Continue reading →
This is the latest album from US drone/noise band Clawing
I like Clawing. I mean, in the way that I like getting my eyes scratched out. This is a deeply unpleasant band producing deeply unpleasant music. As I’m sure I’ve stated previously, this is not normally my kind of thing. Noise/drone Continue reading →