Neutraliser – Capsule Bowed Space (Review)

Neutraliser - Capsule Bowed SpaceNeutraliser are a drone project from the UK and this is their debut album.

Featuring a member of 11Paranoias and Bong, Capsule Bowed Space is a single 79-minute track of experimental drone soundscapes. Continue reading “Neutraliser – Capsule Bowed Space (Review)”

Рожь (Rye) – В​с​ё (Review)

Рожь - В​с​ёThis is the second album from Рожь (otherwise known as Rye), a one-man post-black metal band from Russia.

Across 47 minutes В​с​ё provides a compelling and utterly absorbing journey into dark feelings and blackened emotion. Honestly, this is not one to miss if you enjoy highly emotive blackened immersion. Continue reading “Рожь (Rye) – В​с​ё (Review)”

Forlesen – Black Terrain (Review)

Forlesen - Black TerrainThis is the second album from US doom band Forlesen.

2020’s Hierophan Violent was a strikingly individual record, one which, for some reason, I never expected a successor to. Well, I’m happy to be wrong; Black Terrain is flush with 59 minutes of new material from this exceptional act. It’s almost double the length of its predecessor, so do Forlesen make good use of this additional running time? Continue reading “Forlesen – Black Terrain (Review)”

Monthly Overview – the Best of September 2022

September was a particularly difficult month to have to limit my choice of key metal albums to just five. As such, I’m going to skip over both An Abstract Illusion’s Woe and Gaerea’s Mirage; both are great records and are getting abundant, richly-deserved praise elsewhere, allowing me to focus on lesser-known releases. Even with this though, I still struggled with having to omit so many other worthy albums… Continue reading “Monthly Overview – the Best of September 2022”

Vessel of Iniquity – The Path Unseen (Review)

Vessel of Iniquity - The Path UnseenThis is the third album from Vessel of Iniquity, a black metal solo act from the UK.

Lasting a brief, yet scarring, 30 minutes, The Path Unseen is a horrific nightmarescape of industrial black metal, replete with harsh noise and terrifying atmosphere. Having enjoyed/weathered the artist’s 2021 split with Thecodontion, I was looking forward to hearing more and The Path Unseen has not disappointed. Continue reading “Vessel of Iniquity – The Path Unseen (Review)”

Terra – Für Dich Existiert Das Alles Nicht (Review)

Terra - Für Dich Existiert Das Alles NichtThis is the third album from UK black metal band Terra.

Für Dich Existiert Das Alles Nicht contains 65 minutes of atmospheric black metal, and is recommended for fans of bands such as Wolves in the Throne Room, Yellow Eyes, Winterfylleth, Fell Voices, and Weakling. Continue reading “Terra – Für Dich Existiert Das Alles Nicht (Review)”

Ghozer – Black Lotus (Review)

Ghozer - Black LotusThis is the debut album from UK stoner rock band Ghozer.

It’s been four year’s since Ghozer’s enjoyable debut EP, but now the band have returned with 49 minutes of new material. Continue reading “Ghozer – Black Lotus (Review)”