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Grima – Tales Of The Enchanted Woods Review

Boundaries are something we often attach to the music we collect. Whether it be Swedish death metal, Bay Area thrash, “Trve” Norwegian black metal or German power metal, people are always looking for ways to

10 for 10: Black Metal – Showcasing Spotify’s Best Bands with Under 100 Monthly Listeners

Hi everyone! I know I haven’t been writing a whole lot these past few years. I hope all of that is about to change and I know I’m the only one who can change it.

Carving A Mixtape – Exercises In Black Metal: Vol. 1

Ever since kindergarten, I have been obsessed with the idea of sharing music with others. Generally, this came in the form of stolen Billy Idol or Led Zeppelin cassette tapes from my parents until that

KK’s Best Of 2014: In The St. Nick Of Time

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the halls, not a creature was stirring, not even a Gaahl; church fires were started by the Norwegians with care, in hopes that Satan soon would be

Darkspace – Darkspace III I Review

Darkness is the most fascinatingly vast concept the universe has ever offered us, and the most terrifyingly claustrophobic. It is infinite — and nothing — all at the same time. Apply this concept to our

Panopticon – Roads To The North Review

One of the main advantages an artist has after “breaking through” is the ability to push their personal projects into new directions at a much quicker rate while still keeping a centralized theme looming over

Spectral Lore – III Review

“No eternity was ever promised to you, child…” Music that is existential in nature has an immense tendency to transport listeners into its own world. Like dead flies sucked through a vacuum, we are, if

Entartung – Peccata Mortalia Review

The problem with jam bands is that they suck. Sure, they may be technically proficient, but if you want great musicianship and awful songs, there’s a plethora of tech-death bands that noodle along their frets

The Ruins Of Beverast – Blood Vaults: The Blazing Gospel Of Heinrich Kramer Review

Alexander von Meilenwald, sole originator, songwriter and performer of all instruments for The Ruins of Beverast is the most creative artist in black metal today. Before examining his latest work, a brief overview of his

Caladan Brood – Echoes Of Battle Review

One of the key elements of true artistry is juxtaposition. The simplest example one could give of this, from the visual perspective, is the process of using black and white with one another to create