Ende – Goétie Funeste (Review)

EndeEnde are a French black metal band and this is their fourth album.

I very much enjoy Ende’s work. Both 2015’s The Rebirth of I and 2017’s Emën Etan were effective examples of traditionally-delivered raw black metal, played well and with good songs. It’s only actually been a year since Emën Etan, but it seems there has been no rest in the Ende camp. Their lack of sleep is to our benefit, however. Continue reading

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Wendigo – Hymnes D’Outre-Tombe (Review)

WendigoWendigo is a one man Canadian black metal project and this is his latest release.

This is a compilation/re-release of sorts, containing Wendigo’s debut demo from 2007 Ivresse, (remastered), as well as two bonus tracks. It’s harsh, it’s raw, but it’s also very enjoyable. Continue reading

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

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

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