Contrary to its famed origins as a secretive, exclusive club only for the trvly kvlt, black metal has grown…
Ah, Burzum. There have been few, if any, artists in metal history as notorious and fan-divided as Varg Vikernes’…
Aarhus, Denmark-based progressive rock band Isbjörg just released the music video for their “Supine” single, and you’ve got to check it out.
Finland’s Aethyrick offers up a ritualistic atmospheric black metal outing on Gnosis (The Sinister Flame), their second full-length, that is such a balancing act between scorn and beauty that it can be best described as a punishment, not an album – albeit a welcome and enticing one.
In their impressive debut via Transcending Obscurity Records, the Portuguese atmospheric death/doom outfit OAK have shown their worth and then some. With twists and turns in sound all throughout the behemoth that is Lone, its intuitiveness is one of its most captivating features.
From the deep sea emerges The Osedax, a three-piece sludge metal band ready to deliver a real earworm with their brand new song “White Horse / Tempest.”
L’héritage du monde, the debut album on Sepulchral Productions from Quebec’s Trépas, is an exhausting experience, but one that invokes sense memory beyond the aural making for a more memorable and honest one – and one that leaves a listener eager to repeat it.
With a new album titledAcrotopia due in the new year, singer, bellydancer, environmentalist and animal rights advocate Inanna is back with her impassioned call to action in her new music video for “On Fire.”
It’s a momentous time in the musical career of Swedish atmospheric singer-songwriter Emanuel Tägil with the recent release of his self-titled debut record. In celebration, Tägil shares a detailed rundown of each track.
Standard song structures and some very rock-like riffing make Hallucinogen (Debemur Morti Productions) a Blut Aus Nord for beginners; a primer, if you will, or a gateway drug to the deeper, more dissonant and experimental mysteries of the past.
Meteahnă Timpurilor (Avantgarde Music), the first album from Romania’s Sur Austru, continues where the legendary Negură Bunget left off with a continuous, immersive blackened folk metal performance that conjures all the natural splendour and shadowy menace of Transylvania.
Out September 6th via Iron Bonehead, Transfixion of Spirits, from Portugal’s Black Cilice, is a densely packed, visceral gut punch of longer form black metal soundscaping.
When We Are Forgotten (Napalm Records) represents a honing of Imperium Dekadenz’ craft: atmospheric black metal that marries the emotional response of extreme metal with the intellectual appreciation of progressive metal, while painting a musical picture of anger and loneliness.