Vihamieli play their black metal in the traditional, second wave way, full of blasphemous hatred and icy winds. Continue reading
Sometimes it’s impossible to beat a blast of icy, cold, raw, Satanic black metal played like it was still the 90s. Darkness…Glory to Hatred is just such a beast as this. Continue reading
Here we have almost 40 minutes of authentic second wave black metal for your delectation.
Scathing blackened melodies slice like razor blades through the frosted Continue reading
Råttkung’s debut EP Dark Is the Beginning was 17 minutes of raw, underground black metal that reached back to the early days of the second wave for inspiration.
In some ways this influence is continued on this latest short release, but we also see another side to Råttkung too. Here we get a mere three songs in 10 minutes, but what this EP lacks in length it makes up for in blackened malice and ambition. Continue reading
This is raw, underground black metal filled with negative energy. The album has a melancholic feel that spills over to full-blown depressive black metal on occasion, although they’re not fully embedded in this particular sub-genre.
Frosted black metal riffs rendered out of Continue reading
This is ritualistic/occult black metal that combines a raw delivery with elements of the avant-garde and atmospheric.
The band take the second-wave black metal template and mutate it into something a bit more atypical. Synths and dark Continue reading
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Their previous demo, Isolated Soul, was one that I enjoyed, and the song Empty Memory (Hate for Mankind) has made it from that release onto this one.
The band play Scandinavian-styled Black Metal. Since their first demo they Continue reading
At 79 minutes in length, Invehertex don’t do things by halves it seems.
Alongside some ambient interludes, the band play raw, underground Black Metal that has a sprawling and ambitious attitude to blackened soundscapes.
Blasting, icy aggression is present and correct, alongside groovier riffs and atmospheric explorations; all wrapped in darkness and covered with malevolence.