Tag: Atmospheric

Vous Autres – Sel De Pierre Review

Cover artwork by Romain Barbot French black metal stands proudly, shoulder to shoulder with their Scandanavian and American brethren, having provided the world with gloriously hateful music since the second wave. Bands like Merrimack, Deathspell

Mystras ‒ Castles Conquered and Reclaimed Review

[Cover illustration by Loukas Kalliantasis] Considering the extremely wide range of styles Ayloss has brought to Spectral Lore over the years (atmospheric black metal, electronic, chamber, a general progressive mindset, etc.), it might come across

Bong Metal – A Special Primer

Oh, high there! On this special and holy day, let us look squarely down the barrel of the bong at a specific subset of stoner metal. We could have grouped by region, or sub-subgenres, but

[Cover art by Alexandre Goulet]

Wake – Devouring Ruin Review

Raise your hand if you thought that 2018’s Misery Rites was a monstrous grind album, both a high-water mark of the genre and for the band? Our own Mr. Edmunds saw the light and recognized

Spectral Lore Mare Cognitum Wanderers

Spectral Lore And Mare Cognitum ‒ Wanderers: Astrology Of The Nine Review

There’s a certain freedom to creating your own band. Whatever ideas you have, you can manifest. The vision will be pure, uncompromised. People will be impressed by your abilities to play multiple instruments. Bandmates won’t

[::] – XIXIX Review

[::] is more interested in exploration than accessibility. Then again, accessibility in metal is often skewed by our place at the extreme end of the spectrum. Not having a singer, writing long songs, and having

Aethyrick – Gnosis Review

Who is to truly say in which “wave” of black metal we currently reside? Most black metal these days is sold with descriptors of “second wave” or “early” or “trve kvlt” or perhaps “pagan.” What

Obsidian Tongue – Volume III Review

Last we saw Obsidian Tongue, they redeemed us at the side of the lake on 2015’s four-way split, Northeastern Hymns. Their New England compatriots held up their corners admirably, but Obsidian Tongue stole the show