Tag: Ajna Offensive

Aluk Todolo – Voix Review

How do you know what music is about? It seems like a silly question, but the answer often strongly influences how one experiences a given piece of music. The easiest clue is usually lyrical: if

Funereal Presence – The Archer Takes Aim Review

With a name like Funereal Presence, you’d be a smart cookie in expecting a sound of the funereal variety, not twisting, shimmery, reverb-drenched black metal like Negative Plane, but the latter is exactly what debut

Teitanblood – Death Review

Full-length number two from these Spanish poison-peddlers just dropped and already appears to be mustering a fair amount of publicity. And like most anything that rides the rails of a bulleting heavy metal hype train,

Necros Christos – Doom Of The Occult Review

2011 is shaping up to be a banner year for organ in heavy metal, what with Negative Plane, Acid Witch, Blood Ceremony, and even the typically accordion-and-ennui-ensconced French getting in on the action via Moonreich.

Negative Plane – Stained Glass Revelations Review

Goddamn, Negative Plane’s second record, Stained Glass Revelations, had me pulling myself in forty different directions looking for purchase on some pertinent perspective. This is one of those toughies to evaluate, because it will be

Weapon – From The Devil’s Tomb Review

originally written by Jim Brandon This year certainly has not lacked in ugliness, but there’s been a fundamental absence of forward movement among the black and death metal crowd in many cases. The relatively short

Nightbringer – Apocalypse Sun Review

Sometimes you just know… One listen to one song was all it took to know that I not only wanted to pen words about this album, but likely buy it as well. The name Nightbringer

Teitanblood – Seven Chalices Review

originally written by Chris McDonald Sometimes you come across bands so transgressive in their approach that it seems pointless to judge them against even the loosest standards commonly accepted in music. Case in point, Teitanblood’s