Tag: Atmospheric

Missing Pieces: The Best Of What We Missed In 2021 So Far, Volume 3

This is Part 3 of our 2021 Missing Pieces series, in which we offer praise to some great stuff we missed during the initial press cycles. Have a gander at Part 1 and Part 2

Black, Raw, & Bleeding: Shanghaied On The Celestial Shores Of The Black Metal Underground

Greetings, Trav’lers. Once again, the moon has crept its way into total darkness, reminding us of the ever-eroding sands of Time. It is often accepted that Time is a man-made construct, an idealogical invention in

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