Monthly Overview – the Best of February 2018

Oh my. There has been some very good stuff released this month. Let’s have a look… Continue reading

Harakiri for the Sky – Arson (Review)

Harakiri for the SkyThis is the fourth album from Austrian post-black metallers Harakiri for the Sky.

Well, it only seems like yesterday since we were graced with┬áHarakiri for the Sky’s third album III: Trauma, which was unveiled in 2016. This album was somewhat of a slow-burning sleeper hit for me; I Continue reading

Downfall of Gaia – Atrophy (Review)

Downfall of GaiaThis is the fourth album from German band Downfall of Gaia. They play post-black metal.

This is a release that creates and fosters atmosphere like a second skin. It’s dark and mystical, and keeps its secrets close to its chest despite also being quite warm and welcoming in some respects. Ice-cold black metal full of hatred and blasphemy this is not. That’s not to say that 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