All posts by Dan Obstkrieg

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

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

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