Gozer’s music is harsh and Continue reading “Gozer – An Endless Static (Review)”
Almost every year I think about how challenging it is to compile a definitive best of list, and how subjective it is, etc. Although that’s still true for this collecting of albums, this year, however, has been easier than most. 2020 has been heavy on the black metal for me. It’s been my most reviewed genre, in all its myriad permutations, and this is reflected in the below list.
For the longest of times the bands in positions 5 and 6 vied for top position, but then October and November happened. All of a sudden, unexpectedly, these two months unleashed a wealth of quality, and stole the top four positions in a rampant display of blackened supremacy.
I hope you enjoy the below recommendations of mine and find something new to obsess over. Let me know how you get on.
For me, October was all about the black metal. Sure, there were some very fine non-black metal releases, but I’ve decided to focus below on albums that are all different blackened variants in their own dark ways. Enjoy!
Let us start with Anaal Nathrakh’s Continue reading “Monthly Overview – the Best of October 2020”
I last caught up with Ba’al on their debut release in 2017 – In Gallows by Mass – which showed a lot of potential. This appears to have now been fulfilled, albeit in a different way than I was initially expecting. Elipsism ably demonstrates how the band have Continue reading “Ba’al – Ellipsism (Review)”
This is emotive, lengthy post-metal, played with conviction and confidence by a band that obviously know what they want to accomplish with their music. Continue reading “Ba’al – In Gallows by Mass (Review)”
There’s a very special day approaching soon – May 6th 2017. Why is this date so important? Well, if you’re in the UK on that Saturday, it means you can get on down to the Black Cloud All Dayer in Manchester.
The lineup for the day is ridiculously strong. Below we’ll have a look at each of the bands playing in turn. With such a wealth of talent on the bill, it would be foolish to miss this. Continue reading “Black Cloud All Dayer – Preview”