Here we have a little over 40 minutes of second wave black metal mixed with both a melodic and a thrash influence. It’s fast, sharp, and full of feral attitude. Continue reading
Vihamieli play their black metal in the traditional, second wave way, full of blasphemous hatred and icy winds. Continue reading
Hot on the heels of last year’s impressive debut album The Plight of Wanderers, Uhtcearu clearly aren’t interested in resting on their laurels as we already have a new album from them. Not that I’m complaining, as their debut album was one of the more notable and enjoyable releases of 2016. Continue reading
If you haven’t encountered Wintersun before, then prepare yourself for some transcendental music – this is a combination of symphonic/melodic black/death metal, forged into long songs of epic proportions. Continue reading
This is a highly ambitious release, with a wide range and scope across its hour long playing time. Spread across only four tracks, Cormorant pack a lot in on this release. Continue reading
SIN contains 70 minutes of sophisticated blackened art, combining the raging venom that the style does so well with a mature approach to melody and compositional dynamics. Continue reading
Exiled, Punished…Rejected is crushing black metal that branches out into melodic, atmospheric, and occasionally post-metal territories. Continue reading
Melodic black metal band Decrepit Throne’s debut album Traitor’s Grave is the type of album that I really enjoy just sticking on and then letting the blackness and melodic atmospheres roll on over me. There’s no messing around, no ostentation, no unnecessary distractions, and no filler on this album. What you see is what you get, and what you get is very good indeed.
Gregory, one half of the infernal duo that is Decrepit Throne, is a man seemingly possessed by the musical spirit of the second wave, as channelled in a down-to-earth and unassuming way. He was kind enough to pass a few words with us here at Wonderbox Metal about Traitor’s Grave and the band in general.
So, don’t let Decrepit Throne pass you by; check out the band, what they have to offer, and what they’re all about below… Continue reading