Lantern positively reek of old-school death metal’s foul, atavistic stench, albeit one that’s been dipped in the grim waters of black metal’s malevolence. Death metal is the overriding style here, but there’s enough of a blackened influence to allow for it in the genre tag. Continue reading
Mordant play a hybrid black/death style that takes influence from the Swedish melodic scene. Continue reading
Falls of Rauros are a band that I know can always be relied upon to deliver. Across their various releases they have produced a wealth of atmospheric and engaging folk-influenced black metal that has never failed to impress and satisfy me. The same can be said of Vigilance Perennial in this regard too. Continue reading
Featuring three songs, each 13 minutes in length, Remnant Light is atmospheric black metal with a bleak demeanour and a grim personality. Continue reading
Containing over an hour of material, The Infinity Complex is an ambitious and epic release full of progressive thrash metal. The music borrows from the old-school while still retaining enough modern flavour to appeal to a wide variety of metal fans. Continue reading
Apparently this is an EP, but at 40 minutes in length it’s longer than some albums.
The artwork firmly caught my eye when this appeared; as soon as I saw the cover I knew I had to listen to it. I’m glad I did. Continue reading
Fen combine atmospheric, progressive and post-black metal into their beguiling music. Taking the appropriate elements of each and using them to suit their own purposes, the music on Winter is expansive and full of dark vision. Continue reading
First impression – the album art is amazing.
Here we have 62 minutes of atmospheric black metal with dark, nihilistic, apocalyptic themes.
Manetheren’s approach to black metal is one of layering. Various Continue reading