Tag: Black

Suffering Hour – In Passing Ascension Review

With nothing but a 2014 EP under their belt, it’s easy to assume that Suffering Hour’s debut LP, In Passing Ascension, would be rife with rookie mistakes, inexperience, and needless filler. Yet, the album displays

Jordablod – Upon My Cremation Pyre Review

The greatest virtue of Sweden’s Jordablod is that they sound like a band. “But wait,” you say, “aren’t the vast majority of the albums reviewed on this site created by bands?” Well yes, but sometimes

Mountains Crave – As We Were When We Were Not Review

Reviewers are writers, by and large. I mean writers in “The Thing We Want To Do” sense. Obviously reviews take some writing. Writers are rarely content to give you only what you need. We want

Excommunion – Thronosis Review

It’s been an embarrassment of riches when it comes to death metal so far in 2017, and with Thronosis, Excommunion makes it even more embarrassing. This Colorado-based duo, featuring bassist/vocalist Christbutcher, also of Cryptborn and

Condor – Unstoppable Power Review

Genres can work a number of different ways. They can be a crutch, allowing uninspired bands a relatively easy foothold with a niche demographic. They can be a challenge, prompting ambitious bands to claw impatiently

Katakomb – Chained To A Wolf Review

In a scene as overcrowded as black metal, it’s tough to nail down exactly what gives a band the It Factor. This is particularly true when at least 85 percent of the bands sound 85

The Ruins Of Beverast – Exuvia Review

It’s perfectly understandable if fans of Alexander von Meilenwald go into the newest album from The Ruins of Beverast with a bit of trepidation. After all, it has been about eight years since the project

Sarcasm – Within The Sphere Of Ethereal Minds Review

Since the dawn of culinary arts, ever since the first caveman chef decided that some random weed we now know as oregano tasted good with roasted mammoth hock, humans have hungered for two great tastes

Norse – Hellstorm Review

originally written by Erik Thomas As if after last year we needed further proof that the Aussies were a force to be reckoned with (witness The Red Shore, Ruins, Brazen Bull, Defamer, Portal, Impetuous Ritual, Be’lakor, Destruktor, Defamer,

Ghost Bath – Starmourner Review

What prompts the general metal public to bust out the pitchforks and torches can be as mystifying an examination as it is frustrating. For the most part, fans of the genre are intrinsically allergic to