I always enjoy a new encounter with the work from Inferno. Both 2013’s Omniabsence Filled by His Greatness and 2017’s Gnosis Kardias (of Transcension and Involution) were enjoyable and satisfying examples of sophisticated black metal art. Continue reading “Inferno – Paradeigma (Phosphenes of Aphotic Eternity) (Review)”
This is the third album from French black metallers Void Paradigm.
Ultime Pulsation | Demain Brûle may only contain two tracks, (Ultime Pulsation and Demain Brûle), but when each is almost 20 minutes in length, there’s no problem with that at all. Continue reading “Void Paradigm – Ultime Pulsation | Demain Brûle (Review)”
Hræ’s brand of black metal is dark and menacing, with an experimental edge that reeks of dissonant malevolence. Continue reading “Hræ – Þar Sem Skepnur Reika (Review)”
I really liked 2018’s Les Années Décapitées, so Un Calme Entre les Tempêtes is very well-received. Containing just three tracks, we get 28 minutes of material to absorb us. Un Calme Entre les Tempêtes is more experimental in flavour than Les Années Décapitées, but suffers no significant deficit in the quality department because of this. Continue reading “Baume – Un Calme Entre les Tempêtes (Review)”
Was it really 2016 that the epic Triangle was released to an unsuspecting world? Apparently so. An incredibly strong release, it narrowly missed out on the top spot for my best albums of 2016 list. It was followed up in 2017 by the even more avant-garde EP The Maldoror Chants: Hermaphrodite, which provided a compelling dose of atmospheric material. Continue reading “Schammasch – Hearts of No Light (Review)”
2017’s Futility Report was striking and enjoyable, mixing cold black metal with an avant-garde modern edge. Compared to Love Exchange Failure, however, it’s almost as if Futility Report was the prototype of this new album. Expanded Continue reading “White Ward – Love Exchange Failure (Review)”
Nyss’s 2017 debut album Princesse Terre (Three Studies of Silence and Death) was an atmospheric and raw slice of blackened art that struck a chord with me, and I’ve returned to it many times since. Continue reading “Nyss – Dépayser (Review)”
Sprawling, dense, and layered, this release contains 76 minutes of explorative occult black metal that will burn your soul with its malevolent energies. Continue reading “Pyreficativm – संसार का पथ (Review)”
Hekatomb is a one man band brought to us by the vocalist of Marduk.
Hold on tight, because Hekatomb is a whirlwind of savage destruction and creative intensity. Continue reading “Funeral Mist – Hekatomb (Review)”
I discovered Cryostasium on the 2017 release Starbound, which blew me away, it has to be said. This latest EP is a slightly different beast, but no less impressive. Continue reading “Cryostasium – The Possessor (Review)”