I was drawn to this album by the enigmatic album cover, and then reeled in by the description of the music – “an ambitious, qualitative blend of thick doom, dreamy instrumentals and layered vocals.” Continue reading
Kalaallit Nunaat’s side of the split lasts 21 minutes and is divided into two tracks. The music is a mix of raw aggression in the traditional Scandinavian second wave style, and Cascadian atmospheric majesty along the lines of Wolves in the Throne Room, in spirit at least. Continue reading
If you’re unfamiliar with Råttkung’s output, I would point you in the direction of Dark Is the Beginning, Unborn Undead, and Metamorphosis, all of which showcase the project’s musical proclivities and progression well. Continue reading
The cover to this EP is very striking, but then so is the music contained within once you press play. The band have crafted a very delicious 20 minutes of music here, which manages to take influence from various styles while firmly displaying a strong personality of its own. Continue reading
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
Dreamarcher’s 2016 self-titled debut album was notable for its atypical approach to emotive heavy music. It was an enjoyable album, and Harding is even more so.
The impressive musical skills of the jazz-trained band members are put to good use across these 18 minutes of non-standard delivery and passionate intensity. Continue reading
Nullingroots play a form of post-black metal that incorporates the black/shoegaze style with emotive post-rock and a helping of depressive darkness. It’s a compelling recipe for an engaging and affecting album. Continue reading
This is atmospheric black metal, with expansive songs and cosmic themes.
Void is a multifaceted release that takes its various influences and 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