Tag: Atmospheric

Eyes of Ligeia – A Fever Which Would Cling To Thee Forever Review

One gets the distinct feeling that this meeting happened someplace horrifically dark and hateful–a place you wouldn’t want to go without a floodlight and a baseball bat. Somewhere, in fact, like what must lay just

Agalloch – Ashes Against The Grain Review

Originally written by Jason Jordan. Following Pale Folklore and The Mantle is not an easy task – much less improving on them – but Agalloch have done both. Ashes Against the Grain is the band’s finest full-length: a classy, pristine offering of atmospheric,

Striborg – Embittered Darkness/Isles De Morts Review

What’s On Tap: Miserably grim, buzzing, subnormal, unhealthy, lo-fi, simplistic, wacky black metal from a guy who lives in fucking Tasmania. Deep in the heart of ‘Frisco, there’s a fantastic little store called Aquarius Records

Wolves In The Throne Room – Diadem Of 12 Stars Review

Originally written by Jeremy Garner Hmm…this is interesting. Just when I was giving up on US black metal and the genre in general of putting out anything that really advances and pushes conventional boundaries, a

Arcturus – Sideshow Symphonies Review

Originally written by Erik Thomas How do you follow up landmark albums like La Masquerade Infernale andThe Sham Mirrors? I mean, seriously. Well in the case of Arcturus, you don’t. You just bring in the only other voice in

Cult Of Luna – Salvation Review

Originally written by Ramar Pittance What comes after? After you prove yourself. After you ascend to the top of your field and quiet all detractors. Where do you go from the top? Do you allow

Rwake – If You Walk Before You Crawl You Crawl Before You Die Review

Originally written by Erik Thomas Fuzzed out, stoner doom has never really been my thing, but when laced with slivers of grating extremity and a caustic sense of foreboding, it creates an overall ambience I

Neurosis – The Eye Of Every Storm Review

Originally written by Erik Thomas Why has it taken so long for me to write this review? I’ll tell you why. I keep falling asleep. With the shifting ambience of an oncoming storm (pun intended),