Le Silence features 36 minutes of Scandinavian-influenced black metal. It’s capably forged from a second wave base and then enhanced with a contemporary edge. Continue reading
August came and went, and left us with some top tunes to enjoy. Here are a selection of those that I’ve particularly liked… Continue reading
We’ve met Svnth before, under their longer name Seventh Genocide. On new album Spring in Blue Svnth mix black metal with shoegaze, post-metal, and progressive rock influences, crafting a 61-minute album of post-blackened grandeur that’s quite enticing and extremely enjoyable. Continue reading
Kuolleen Maan Omaksi mixes old and new black metal styles together to create an album that draws from both to weave its dark magicks. The end result is a modern interpretation of blackened extremity, one which ably demonstrates a band with a lot of potential. Continue reading
This is the second album from one-man black metal band Selbst, originally from Venezuela, and now Chile. He’s backed up by guests, including clean vocals from a member of Ty.
Here we have 42 minutes of textured black metal that embraces a range of styles and influences to produce a very enjoyable and captivating slice of modern darkness. Continue reading
The follow up to 2018’s hugely accomplished Unsettling Whispers, Limbo is much-anticipated, and contains 52 minutes of new material. The band’s sophisticated modern black metal has developed further on Limbo, crawling into longer compositions that drip with darkness and misanthropy. Prepare yourself for Limbo. Continue reading
Aversio Humanitatis play a modern brand of black metal, replete with apocalyptic atmosphere and dark death metal elements. I suppose you could loosely describe this band as a cross between Behemoth, Schammasch, Blut Aus Nord, Continue reading
Abhasa are a atmospheric black metal/dark ambient band from the US, and this is their debut album. It’s actually a remastered version of the original album that came out last year, (which I haven’t heard).
Abhasa’s mysterious and esoteric blend of post-black metal, sludge, and dark ambient is a ritualistic journey into bleak atmosphere. This is 50 minutes of dark mood music, combining blackened soundscapes with minimal ambience. Continue reading
I really liked 2018’s Les Années Décapitées, so Un Calme Entre les Tempêtes is very well-received. Containing just three tracks, we get 28 minutes of material to absorb us. Un Calme Entre les Tempêtes is more experimental in flavour than Les Années Décapitées, but suffers no significant deficit in the quality department because of this. Continue reading