The band’s 2014 EP Thelésis Ignis was an extremely strong first release, making it onto my best of 2104 end of year list. The EP showcased the band’s compelling mix of black, death, and doom metal, one which they have refined further for Hreilia. Continue reading
Urn is epic, progressive, aggressive, and textured. It’s a release that has a lot to absorb and experience, requiring multiple sittings to really even start to get the most from it. This is a complex and emotive listen, one that’s highly rewarding and enjoyable. Continue reading
My last encounter with Arroganz was their previous 2014 album Tod & Teufel, and now they have returned with a new slab of dark music, but one that has seen the band undergo a blackened metamorphosis of sorts. Continue reading
Flowers of the Lily boasts a lot of complex, technical playing. This has been structured into progressive music with black/death leanings, and peppered with avant-garde, classical, and jazz influences. Continue reading
This is extreme metal that’s both atmospheric and progressive, borrowing liberally from many extreme metal styles and sub-genres, including modern progressive metal, post-metal, death metal, and black metal. Continue reading
Although this is ostensibly a solo project, (from the man that brought us the mighty Aureole), it also features several session musicians and guests, (most notably from Esoteric and Svartidauði), which help to flesh out the release. Continue reading
After two decades of existence extreme metallers Goatwhore show no sign of wear and tear as they’ve just released what’s possibly their best and most well-rounded album to date – Vengeful Ascension. If you haven’t heard it yet then I strongly urge you to check it out as it’s quite the corker.
Drummer Zack Simmons talked to us a bit about the new album… Continue reading
How to describe this? It’s not easy. Well, I think I’ll just sidestep the entire issue and call it a metal album and be done with it. Then I’ll run away and hide. So, ‘metal’ loosely covers it in a general sense, I suppose, but what an injustice a simple genre tag can be.
This is an album that’s as insane as the album cover. Continue reading
This is quite a varied release that essentially boils down to about 40 minutes of epic extreme metal.
The music takes Continue reading
Tremendum’s music is a mix of the old-school and the new. The former provides a purity of focus and delivery, while the latter provides polish and a sense of renewed dynamic energy. Continue reading