Katatonia/Ghost Bath/The Great Discord – Manchester Sound Control, 11/05/17 (Live Review)

Katatonia UK Tour Poster

Well, it’s a fine Thursday evening in Manchester, and the wise and the lucky are gathered in Sound Control for a very exciting lineup. Continue reading

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Ghost Bath – Starmourner (Review)

Ghost BathThis is the third album from Ghost Bath, a post-black metal band from the US.

Ghost Bath play post-black metal that combines the depressive and atmospheric styles. Okay, but what does this mean in practice?

Ghost Bath are an unusual band. This Continue reading

Harakiri for the Sky – III: Trauma (Review)

Harakiri for the SkyAs the name suggests, this is the third album from this Austrian post-black metal band.

Harakiri for the Sky blend resplendent, expansive post-rock/metal with a blackened intensity. The resulting 75 minutes of music on III: Trauma is heavily atmospheric, with a darkened core that screams out in forlorn misery and pain.

There’s an element of the depressive black metal style on this album, but whereas Continue reading