All posts by Dan Obstkrieg

Happily committed to the foolish pursuit of words about sounds. Not actually a dinosaur.

Neurosis – Souls At Zero Review

Neurosis fans tend to be an all-or-nothing bunch: You worship the band or you don’t; you “get it” or you’re a fool; you’ve followed the hallowed path into the wilderness and drunk deep your mystic

Evoken – Beneath The Frozen Soil And Evoken Split

I have a very serious question to pose to you all: Was the Disney film Fantasia integral to your childhood? If so, then you can probably join me now in connecting most of metal’s subgenres

Horned Almighty – Necro Spirituals Review

Horned Almighty is yet another band from the Shakespeare-pun-tempting land of Denmark. Chances are pretty good that if you’ve heard a Horned Almighty album before, you know exactly what to expect, which is a teeth-gnashing

Moonreich – Loi Martiale Review

I don’t usually listen to music when I work out, but if I did, I would likely turn to the fractured genealogies of death metal, thrash, and grindcore before I would black metal. Loi Martiale

Cough & The Wounded Kings – An Introduction To The Black Arts Review

This excellent split pulls off one of those relatively difficult feats: bringing together artists of generally disparate styles to vie for your earspace without coming across like random combination or mere pastiche. Of course, we’re

Woebegone Obscured – Deathstination Review

It has taken literally all my strength to avoid making the obvious Hamlet joke in regards to this re-release of the 2007 debut album from Denmark’s Woebegone Obscured. The band seems to be making an

Mitochondrion – Parasignosis Review

Mitochondrion’s Parasignosis is their first album for Profound Lore, and it is a bruising, joyfully enervating listen that plays as one extended ritual. Taken as an organic whole, the effect is – believe it or

Dragged Into Sunlight – Hatred For Mankind Review

It feels more than a little ridiculous to be reviewing this as a ‘new release’, given that Hatred For Mankind, Dragged Into Sunlight’s debut full-length, was released by Mordgrimm in the UK all the damn