Sisyphean – Illusions of Eternity (Review)

SisypheanSisyphean are a Lithuanian black metal band and this is their debut album.

Sisyphean play black metal with atmospheric leanings and added melodic darkness. Continue reading

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Barrowlands – Tyndir (Review

BarrowlandsBarrowlands are from the US and play progressive black metal. This is their second album.

Tyndir is a case study in dark emotion and bleak, sorrowful atmospheres. The songs are progressive explorations of the awe and majesty of nature, replete with all of the danger and lurking terror that seems to accompany a dark forest in the dead of night. Continue reading

Uhtcearu – For Darkness to Subside (Review)

UhtcearuThis is the second album from US black metallers Uhtcearu.

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

Bereft of Light – Hoinar (Review)

Bereft of LightBereft of Light is a one-man Romanian black metal band and this is his debut album.

This is atmospheric black metal in the Cascadian style, brought to us by a member of the outstanding Eye of Solitude, (as well as many, many other bands and projects too). Continue reading

Wintersun – The Forest Seasons (Review)

WintersunWintersun are an epic extreme metal band from Finland and this is their third album.

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

Cormorant – Diaspora (Review)

CormorantCormorant are a progressive black metal band from the US. This is their fourth album.

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