Enslaved – E (Review)

EnslavedEnslaved are a Norwegian progressive black metal band and this is their fourteenth album.

Enslaved have put out so much quality music over the years it’s no wonder that they’re one of many people’s favourite bands, (including mine); they have more than earned that privileged. Continue reading

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Ty – The Golden Soul and the Hunger Feelings (Review)

TyTy are an atmospheric/post-black metal band from Venezuela and this is their debut album.

It was the album cover that drew me to this release, and I’m glad it did. This is obscure, underground black metal that focuses on atmosphere and mood rather than aggression or blackened hatred. Continue reading

Myrkur – Mareridt (Review)

MyrkurMyrkur is a one woman post-black metal band from Denmark. This is her second album.

I thoroughly enjoyed both Myrkur and M; their combination of raw, second wave black metal and folk, choral beauty was as well-judged as it was well-executed. However, if you thought M was the culmination of Myrkur’s style, and Mareridt would be just more of the same, you’d be mistaken. Continue reading

Orbseven – Cosmos out of Chaos (Review)

OrbsevenOrbseven is a one-man post-black metal band from the US and this is his fourth album.

2014’s .ismos. was a creative and novel album that took various aspects of avant-garde, experimental, and post-black metal and forged them into something quite enjoyable and satisfying. Continue reading

Faunus – Where Everything Begins with an End (Review)

FaunusFaunus is a one-man Greek black metal band and this is his debut album.

This is atmospheric black metal, with long songs that are inspired by the natural world. Each track is dedicated to a season and has its own atmosphere and character dedicated to exploring this theme; the artist seems to have gone to great lengths in an attempt Continue reading

Interview with Haze of Summer

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Haze of Summer’s debut album Znoi is a refreshing take on the current over-saturation of the worldwide black metal scene. This is an album that revels in corrupting black metal’s dark, grim base with lighter, summery moments, all the while staying surprisingly true to the originating style, while also going its own way down post-black metal pathways.

Do you know what? It works a treat, and Znoi is an extremely enjoyable listen.

Intrigued, and wanting to learn more about this enigmatic project, I caught up with the head man behind the band… Continue reading