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.
Russian atmospheric black metal two-piece Grima evoke the Siberian winter at every turn on Will of the Primordial, their latest record on Naturmacht Productions.
Sinmara’s latest release via Ván Records, Hvisl Stjarnanna, is equally gloomy and nihilistic in temperament to 2014’s Aphotic Womb, although its composition and arrangement are far more sequentially structured, with lower tempos and more focus on mood.
Like some marvel of black metal engineering, in Moritat (out via Unholy Conspiracy Deathwork), Der Rote Milan have created an album that is functional in its expression of human darkness, yet aesthetically enchanting at the same time.
Ukrainian black metal band Drudkh have released a stream of their new album ‘м часто сниться капіж’ which translates to
Ukrainian band, Drudkh’s newest release, A Furrow Cut Short, was a refreshing listen to say the least. Long story short, the music is pretty, melancholy, and heavily influenced by nature.
Slavonic black metal pagans Drudkh have debuted the track “Farewell To Autumn’s Sorrowful Birds” online. Check out the new song at this location. The track comes from their upcoming release.
Slavonic Black Metal lords Drudkh have debuted “When Gods Leave Their Emerald Halls”, the first track from their upcoming album ‘Eternal Turn Of The Wheel’, at this location. This archetypal track embodies Drudkh’s merger of progressive black metal style with traditional qualities.