Disavowed – Stagnated Existence Review

Originally written by Jeremy Garner Not that I expect anyone out there to keep up with my listening habits, but for the past few months I’ve been basking primarily in black metal, and while black

Akercocke – Antichrist Review

originally written by Jim Brandon ‘I believe that when I die…I shall rot’. Two fictional styles of fighting form ying and yang: one Fist comes from the North, and uses precise strikes onto vital pressure

Be’lakor – The Frail Tide Review

Originally written by Erik Thomas. Synopsis: I love surprises, especially unsigned Australian surprises that sound like a fantasy/folk tinged version of early Amorphis and Insomnium mixed with the doom of Garden of Shadows with their six-track release of epic, polished atmospheric melodic

Year Of No Light – Nord Review

originally written by John Hearn “Official website for the French hardcore band Year of No Light” Sérieusement? I might not know much about hardcore, but I’m certain that Year of No Light don’t play it. In

Marduk – Dark Endless (Reissue) Review

Originally written by Jordan Campbell First among the Regain Records reissues of the early Marduk recordings, the 1992 full-length debut Dark Endless holds the most surprise for those unfamiliar with the prolific black metallers’ early work. A forewarning: this release is

Marduk – Heaven Shall Burn…When We Are Gathered (Reissue) Review

Originally written by Jordan Campbell Rounding out the quartet of Marduk reissues, Heaven Shall Burn…When We Are Gathered has the band settle into their insanely quick (dis)comfort zone. While they don’t completely jump the shark with this outing, it’s

Marduk – Those Of The Unlight (Reissue) Review

Originally written by Jordan Campbell The reissue of Marduk’s sophomore effort, Those of Unlight, showcases a band in transition. Shedding nearly all of their death metal clothing, the band jumps horns-first into black metal’s second wave, but

Marduk – Opus Nocturne (Reissue) Review

Originally written by Jordan Campbell Opus Nocturne, Marduk’s third landmark among their seemingly infinite catalog, is the first in this batch of reissues to be deemed moderately essential. Yeah, Dark Endless is a charmer, but in the end,

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