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

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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

Interview with Decrepit Throne

Decrepit Throne LogoMelodic 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

Acedia Mundi – Speculum Humanae Salvationis (Review)

Acedia MundiThis is the debut album from French black metal band Acedia Mundi.

So, what do we have here? This is modern black metal played with a technical sheen that still manages to be relatively catchy, despite its imposing veneer. Continue reading