All posts by Dan Obstkrieg

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

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

Void – Void Review

I had sort of given up hope, you see. After I grudgingly convinced myself ages ago that the world would never see a follow-up to 2002’s Posthuman, British avant-black metal troupe Void has now just

Royal Thunder – Royal Thunder Review

In case you were worried that the classic power trio format was dying or dead, Royal Thunder is here to straighten you the hell out. The Atlanta three-piece plays a spooky, occult-tinged blues rock that

Disiplin – Radikale Randgruppe Review

What the hell happened to Disiplin? Back in the early to mid-2000s, they stood out as perhaps the least industrial-tinged of the entire Moonfog roster, earning their keep as a workmanlike, black-and-roll outfit in the


Dan Obstkrieg’s Best Of 2010

As a very recent addition to the writing staff here, I feel a bit like I’m crashing everyone’s party. Nonetheless, I am pleased to have joined the ranks of such an august organization, and just tickled

Dukatalon – Saved By Fear Review

Israel’s Dukatalon is the latest entrant into the increasingly crowded field of vaguely sludgy stoner doom that this particular writer absolutely refuses to refer to as having anything to do with facial hair. Still, the