Seventh Storm – Maledictus (Review)

Seventh Storm - MaledictusSeventh Storm are a metal band from Portugal and this is their debut album.

Featuring an ex-member of Moonspell, Maledictus contains 58 minutes of quality metal music that’s been well-crafted by its creators. Continue reading “Seventh Storm – Maledictus (Review)”

Standard Interrogation Techniques: Five Questions for Wake (Interview)

Although I’d ideally love to be able to conduct hard-hitting, in-depth interviews, who has the time these days? In lieu of this, I’ve thrown together the below question template, hopefully to gather some interesting and informative results, without taking up too much of anyone’s time.

Introduce yourself – who are you and what do you do?

I’m Josh, I play the drums. Continue reading “Standard Interrogation Techniques: Five Questions for Wake (Interview)”

Coscradh – Nahanagan Stadial (Review)

Coscradh - Nahanagan StadialThis is the debut album from Irish black/death metallers Coscradh.

Nahanagan Stadial boasts 41 minutes of apocalyptic black/death metal. Across five songs Coscradh unleash Hell as they craft harsh-yet-compelling malevolent soundscapes. Continue reading “Coscradh – Nahanagan Stadial (Review)”

Monthly Overview – the Best of July 2022

Putting this list together for July’s metal releases was incredibly frustrating, as there were at least nine albums that I really wanted to highlight. For the sake of brevity I’ve kept this number to just six, but hard choices had to be made! Continue reading “Monthly Overview – the Best of July 2022”

Liminal Shroud – All Virtues Ablaze (Review)

Liminal Shroud - All Virtues AblazeThis is the second album from Canadian black metal band Liminal Shroud.

Liminal Shroud play atmospheric black metal with a combination of immersive atmosphere, melodic weight, and blistering aggression. All Virtues Ablaze contains 40 minutes of material that’s carved up into four songs. Continue reading “Liminal Shroud – All Virtues Ablaze (Review)”

Peurbleue – La Ciguë (Review)

Peurbleue - La CiguëThis is the debut album from French black metal band Peurbleue.

Peurbleue play a form of mood-rich, electronically enhanced black metal. La Ciguë is a 36-minute soundscape of dark atmosphere and mysterious textures. Continue reading “Peurbleue – La Ciguë (Review)”

Label Roundup: Grind to Death Records – Belarus Beaver, Eldprov, & Beyond the Catacombs (Reviews)

Wonderbox Metal gets sent a lot of new music, (which is great), but there’s no way that everything can get covered unfortunately, (which is not so great). This column hopes to redress this balance, if only slightly, by taking a look at a handful of releases that a record label has recently sent out that might have otherwise slipped through the cracks.

In this edition of this column we’ll take a look at Swedish label Grind to Death Records. It’s not a label I’m familiar with, so how better to get a good look at what they do than this? Besides, how could I resist a grindcore album about beavers… Continue reading “Label Roundup: Grind to Death Records – Belarus Beaver, Eldprov, & Beyond the Catacombs (Reviews)”

1/2 Southern North – Narrations of a Fallen Soul (Review)

12 Southern North - Narrations of a Fallen SoulThis is the debut album from 1/2 Southern Soul, a one-woman blackened doom band from Greece.

Narrations of a Fallen Soul is a 67-minute journey into lesser travelled terrain. Powered by a single creative artist, but fleshed out by many guests on different tracks and instruments, (including drums, saxophone, violin, davul, kaval, and dahare), 1/2 Southern North provides an unusual album that is well-crafted and realised. Continue reading “1/2 Southern North – Narrations of a Fallen Soul (Review)”

Grima – Frostbitten (Review)

Grima - FrostbittenThis is the fifth album from Russian black metal band Grima.

Containing members of Second to Sun, Frostbitten presents us with 49 minutes of atmospheric black metal, and it does so with singular skill, talent, and delivery. Continue reading “Grima – Frostbitten (Review)”

Belphegor – The Devils (Review)

Belphegor - The DevilsBelphegor are an Austrian black/death metal band and this is their twelfth album.

Influenced by the 90s era of both black and death metal, The Devils contains 36 minutes of unholy new material, (or 42 if you include the bonus track, which is a rerecorded medley of two older songs). Continue reading “Belphegor – The Devils (Review)”