Lantern – II: Morphosis (Review)

LanternLantern are a blackened death metal band from Finland and this is their second album.

Lantern positively reek of old-school death metal’s foul, atavistic stench, albeit one that’s been dipped in the grim waters of black metal’s malevolence. Death metal is the overriding style here, but there’s enough of a blackened influence to allow for it in the genre tag. Continue reading

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Falls of Rauros – Vigilance Perennial (Review)

Falls of RaurosThis is the fourth album from Falls of Rauros, a black metal band from the US.

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

Flesh of the Stars – Anhilla (Review)

Flesh of the StarsThis is the third album from US doom band Flesh of the Stars.

How time flies. It was only a couple of years ago that Flesh of the Stars impressed the Hell out of me with their very endearing debut album, Hide. Since then, I’ve somehow missed out on them releasing a second album, and they’re now on their third release, Anhilla. Turns out they’re quite the prolific band. Continue reading

Benighted – Necrobreed (Review)

BenightedBenighted are a French death metal band and this is their eighth album.

Benighted impressed the Hell out of me when I managed to catch them live supporting The Black Dahlia Murder, (whose singer guests on this album), so it’s with a palpable sense of excitement that I press play on Necrobreed. After a typically throwaway intro, the Continue reading