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
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
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
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
Both 2014’s Savage Gold and last year’s All Empires Fall were absolute top-quality releases from this very well-regarded band. Mixing black metal with a whole host of other styles and influences to create something all Continue reading
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