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
Mordant play a hybrid black/death style that takes influence from the Swedish melodic scene. 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
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
Full of heavy riffs and weighty attitude, Stalking the Ghost is an album of gritty doom metal with sludge proclivities.
Brutal hard-hitting riffs are strategically Continue reading
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
Channelling a lovely line in grim filthiness, Deadwound fuse dark hardcore with sludge metal to produce 22 minutes of riotous ugliness.
The singer Continue reading
Featuring three songs, each 13 minutes in length, Remnant Light is atmospheric black metal with a bleak demeanour and a grim personality. Continue reading
As much as I luuurrrvvvveeee the distortion of a good guitar, I do always like it when I come across a band that eschews this in favour of the primal heaviness of just drums and bass. Continue reading