Greytomb – Monumental Microcosm (Review)

GreytombThis is the latest EP from Australian atmospheric black metallers Greytomb.

Greytomb create expansive black metal, full of thoughtful guitars, post-black metal resplendence, and cosmic explorations. Continue reading

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Forgotten Tomb – We Owe You Nothing (Review)

Forgotten TombThis is the ninth album from Forgotten Tomb, an Italian black/doom/sludge metal band.

I do have a particular fondness for Forgotten Tomb. Over the years they have morphed from depressive black metal into some form of reeking, hideous piece of blackened sludge nastiness. They’ve reached the point now on We Owe You Nothing that they’ve just thrown everything that they like about darkness and hatred into 42 minutes of blackened sludge doom. Continue reading

Ty – The Golden Soul and the Hunger Feelings (Review)

TyTy are an atmospheric/post-black metal band from Venezuela and this is their debut album.

It was the album cover that drew me to this release, and I’m glad it did. This is obscure, underground black metal that focuses on atmosphere and mood rather than aggression or blackened hatred. Continue reading

Bereft of Light – Hoinar (Review)

Bereft of LightBereft of Light is a one-man Romanian black metal band and this is his debut album.

This is atmospheric black metal in the Cascadian style, brought to us by a member of the outstanding Eye of Solitude, (as well as many, many other bands and projects too). Continue reading

Acedia Mundi – Speculum Humanae Salvationis (Review)

Acedia MundiThis is the debut album from French black metal band Acedia Mundi.

So, what do we have here? This is modern black metal played with a technical sheen that still manages to be relatively catchy, despite its imposing veneer. Continue reading

Time Lurker – Time Lurker (Review)

Time LurkerThis is the debut album from one-man French black metal band Time Lurker.

Time Lurker is atmospheric black metal that’s sophisticated and thoughtful.

Elements of modern, depressive and post-black metal can be heard in places, enhancing and widening the scope of Time Lurker’s atmospherically blackened base. Continue reading