Ifernach – Maqtewek Nakuset (Review)

IfernachThis is the second release from Ifernach, a one man Canadian black metal act.

Taking influence from the classic second wave sound and injecting it not only with a savage, feral character, but a nuanced, nature-inspired atmospheric one too, this release is 30 minutes of unforgiving raw black metal. Continue reading


Enoquian – Llamas de Gloria Primera (Review)

EnoquianThis is the debut album from Argentinian black metal band Enoquian.

Llamas de Gloria Primera contains 39 minutes of enjoyably raw second wave-influenced black metal. Continue reading


Christ Dismembered – Christ Dismembered (Review)

Christ DismemberedChrist Dismembered are an Australian black metal band and this is their debut album.

With a duration of only 28 minutes, this album goes for the throat big time. Yes, it’s time for some raw second wave black metal, and Christ Dismembered play their brand of misanthropic hatred very well. Continue reading


Byyrth – Echoes from the Seven Caves of Blood (Review)

ByyrthByyrth are a US black metal band and this is their second album.

This is some really nasty stuff. Here we have 27 minutes of raw black metal that goes straight for the jugular and JUST DOESN’T STOP. Continue reading


Funeral Winds – Sinister Creed (Review)

Funeral WindsThis is the fourth album from Funeral Winds, a black metal band from the Netherlands.

This is black metal played in the classic style; hateful, raging, and full of the fire and fury of the second wave. Continue reading


Grafvitnir – Keys to the Mysteries Beyond (Review)

GrafvitnirThis is the fifth album from Swedish black metallers Grafvitnir.

It seems like only yesterday that Grafvitnir were slicing us up with the sharp, cold black metal of Obeisance to a Witch Moon, and in truth it’s been almost a full year to the day between release dates. Clearly Grafvitnir are not interested in resting on their laurels. Continue reading


Tyakrah – Wintergedanken (Review)

TyakrahTyakrah are a German black metal band and this is their debut album.

Tyakrah offer up 37 minutes of black metal. Their musical vision is raw and harsh, but not without its atmospheric moments. Melodic and depressive aspects of the blackened style can be heard in this epic music too.  Continue reading


Insanity Cult/Isolert – Towards the Great Dissolution – Split (Review)

Insanity Cult IsolertThis is a split between Greek black metallers Insanity Cult and Isolert.

Starting off with Insanity Cult – who we know from 2015’s As My End Unfolds… – the split gets off to a strong start with Thorns of Solitude, which is five minutes of raw, traditional, second wave-influenced black metal. Continue reading


Cryostasium – Starbound (Review)

CryostasiumThis is the latest EP from US one man black metal band Cryostasium.

This is black metal that mixes raw, depressive, and psychedelic elements, with ambient, experimental, and atmospheric moments. The end result is this 26 minute EP, which is engaging and highly immersive. Continue reading


Mork – Eremittens Dal (Review)

MorkMork is a one-man Norwegian black metal band and this is his third album.

Here we have 48 minutes of old-school, Darkthrone-influenced black metal. It’s cold, full of icy groove, and immediately hits the spot. Continue reading