Combining elements of the US and Swedish styles of fast, melodic black metal, Advocatus Diaboli is 46 minutes of scything, blistering music that quickly unfolds with attitude and its own dark light. Continue reading
This is death metal that mixes in aspects of thrash metal and metalcore, making for a dynamic release that has a decent amount of extremity included alongside some more accessible moments. Continue reading
Atmospheric black metal is one of my favourite sub-genres. When it’s done well and you’re in the mood for it, there’s nothing quite like it. Continue reading
Essentially a one-man band fleshed out with guests acting as session musicians, Znoi is a little over half an hour of melodic/post-black metal that takes influence from the bright, modern approach to the style as championed Continue reading
Falls of Rauros are a band that I know can always be relied upon to deliver. Across their various releases they have produced a wealth of atmospheric and engaging folk-influenced black metal that has never failed to impress and satisfy me. The same can be said of Vigilance Perennial in this regard too. Continue reading
This is a release that combines a fair few different blackened styles into its 54 minute running time. Across the seven tracks one can hear raw, traditional black metal, atmospheric post-metal, melodic black metal, depressive shoegaze and a touch of the avant-garde.
Phew. Continue reading
Are you a fan of Emperor, Dissection, Windir and Borknagar? If you are then I’ll happily point you in the direction of Spirit of the Forest and let you listen to their very satisfying new release.
For others that might require a bit more convincing, let me Continue reading
Featuring elements of post-metal, doom/death, progressive metal and black metal, Somnus Aeternus provide an expansive 53 minutes of keyboard-enhanced doom for your delectation.
The vocals mainly Continue reading