Moonreich – Fugue (Review)

MoonreichThis is the fourth album from Moonreich, a French black metal band.

Fugue is a broad-ranging and multifaceted journey into black metal waters, with the band revealing themselves to be quite expressive and creative across the album’s 54 minutes. Continue reading

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Abduction – A l’Heure du Crépuscule (Review)

AbductionThis is the second album from French black metallers Abduction.

I liked Une Ombre Régit les Ombres a lot, so now that the band have returned with album number two, it’s time to get reacquainted with their characterful brand of black metal. Continue reading

Møl – Jord (Review)

MølMøl are a post-black metal band from Denmark and this is their debut album.

This is 42 minutes of atmospheric and emotive blackgaze. Taking a base of sharp, modern black metal and incorporating into it an obvious love of shoegaze’s ethereal intensity, Jord is a double-edged sword, promising both salvation and damnation. Continue reading

Atra Vetosus – Apricity (Review)

Atra VetosusThis is the second album from Australia’s Atra Vetosus, a melodic/atmospheric black metal band.

While I enjoyed 2013’s Voices from the Eternal Night, it seems that Atra Vetosus have truly come of age on Apricity. On this latest album Atra Vetosus have expanded their melodic black metal sound to include elements of the atmospheric, depressive, and post-black metal styles, and they have done this very well indeed. Continue reading

Moonaadem – Moonaadem (Review)

MoonaademMoonaadem is a one man black metal band from Lebanon and this is his debut album.

Here we have 32 minutes of atmospheric black metal with ambient touches. It’s an impressive debut. I can’t help but feel it’s probably destined for undeserved obscurity, sadly, but is definitely worth seeking out due to how good it is. Continue reading

Seventh Genocide – Toward Akina (Review)

Seventh GenocideSeventh Genocide are an Italian post-black metal band and this is their second album.

Now this is quite the ambitious and expansive work. 59 minutes of post-black metal, delivered with passion and no small amount of skill. Continue reading