Sørgelig – Apostate (Review)

SørgeligSørgelig are a Greek black metal band and this is their debut album.

Featuring members of the very enjoyable Isolert, Apostate offers us 37 minutes of raw, misanthropic darkness. Continue reading

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Precaria/Deathspiral of Inherited Suffering/Dominus Ira – Metamorphosphoros – Split (Review)

Precaria Deathspiral of Inherited Suffering Dominus IraThis is a split between three black metal bands, Precaria from Mexico, Deathspiral of Inherited Suffering from the US, and Dominus Ira from Russia.

This is a split based around a single concept, (the concept of Theion, the divine fire that burns but never consumes), with each band contributing their individual vision of occult black metal to the overarching whole. A lot of time and effort has obviously gone into this release, which is reflected in the lengthy playing time of 68 minutes. Continue reading

Afsky – Sorg (Review)

AfskyAfsky is a one man black metal band from Denmark and this is his debut album.

Although principally a solo act, the artist behind Afsky did bring in many session musicians for the creation of this album, (including Myrkur who brings not only her musical skills to the band, but also her always impressive vocals at the end of the last song). These help to flesh out the album fully, and add additional touches to the songs here and there. For example; Continue reading

Moonaadem – Moonaadem (Review)

MoonaademMoonaadem is a one man black metal band from Lebanon and this is his debut album.

Here we have 32 minutes of atmospheric black metal with ambient touches. It’s an impressive debut. I can’t help but feel it’s probably destined for undeserved obscurity, sadly, but is definitely worth seeking out due to how good it is. Continue reading

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

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