A Fate Worse Than Home contains 34 minutes of expressive, cosmic black metal. Mixing the atmospheric, ambient, and progressive styles into an engaging whole, the artist behind Iravu has crafted something quite special here. Continue reading “Iravu – A Fate Worse Than Home (Review)”
Another year gone by, where does all the time go? Listening to metal I suppose, that’s where. Every year brings more metal delights, so I invite you to partake of 30 of my favourites from the rather metallically fertile 2019. Let me know which ones are your favourites to! Continue reading “Wonderbox Metal End of Year List – Best Metal of 2019”
Although not as jam-packed as September, October still had its fair share of Grade A metal releases. Check out my top picks below – Continue reading “Monthly Overview – the Best of October 2019”
Any fan of atmospheric/post-black metal would be advised to check out Tekeli-li, and EOD: A Tale of Dark Legacy. Both are great examples of quality blackened journeys crafted by a band that know their art well. On Cosmicism the band have spread their wings further, while also staying true to what makes them such an engaging act. Continue reading “The Great Old Ones – Cosmicism (Review)”
Obscure Devotion play sophisticated occult black metal with a mature, yet still fiery approach to extreme music. Continue reading “Obscure Devotion – Ubi Certa Pax Est (Review)”
Boasting a larger and more comprehensive production than ever before on their latest release, The Great Old Ones sound as great as their name implies. Bold, grand and aggressively majestic, EOD: A Tale of Dark Legacy is an album to explore and be afraid of, for the dark delights it contains are not for unwary travellers. Continue reading “The Great Old Ones – EOD: A Tale of Dark Legacy (Review)”
They play Black Metal with a good spread of Post-Metal thrown in, or, Post-Black Metal as it’s otherwise known.
This is Black Metal brimming with atmosphere and awash with colour and texture. A progressive and diverse album, this has a host of captivating passages and sections that transport the listener to another plane of existence.
The Black Metal is piercing and caustic whilst the Post-Metal is haunting and enticing. Mixed together and swathed in atmosphere these songs are the epitome of expansive and epic Black Metal. Cascadia clearly doesn’t have a monopoly on this style of Extreme music.
The emotional resonance and dark moods of these songs should not be underestimated. Each track adds to the mystique of the album; each one a further chapter in the story, a further unfurling of the nightmare. Based on H.P. Lovecraft, how else could it be?
From the soaring heights of iceblasted mountains to the darkest pits of the blackest abyss, this is a journey that will scar forever.
In an age where more and more music is short-lived and another discarded consumable, this album is anything but.