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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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

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

Azziard – Metempsychose (Review)

AzziardAzziard are a black metal band from France and this is their third album.

Featuring ex-members of The Negation and Insain, this is 52 minutes of uncompromising black metal. It’s great to hear more from the band after their very enjoyable split with Nirnaeth, and I’m quite happy now that I have a full album of their material to absorb the negative vibes from. Continue reading

Nullingroots – Into the Grey (Review)

NullingrootsThis is the fourth album from post-black metal band Nullingroots.

Nullingroots play a form of post-black metal that incorporates the black/shoegaze style with emotive post-rock and a helping of depressive darkness. It’s a compelling recipe for an engaging and affecting album. Continue reading

Tyakrah – Wintergedanken (Review)

TyakrahTyakrah are a German black metal band and this is their debut album.

Tyakrah offer up 37 minutes of black metal. Their musical vision is raw and harsh, but not without its atmospheric moments. Melodic and depressive aspects of the blackened style can be heard in this epic music too.  Continue reading

Cryostasium – Starbound (Review)

CryostasiumThis is the latest EP from US one man black metal band Cryostasium.

This is black metal that mixes raw, depressive, and psychedelic elements, with ambient, experimental, and atmospheric moments. The end result is this 26 minute EP, which is engaging and highly immersive. Continue reading