Tag: Atmospheric

Ghastly – Death Velour Review

In this business of writing words about sounds, some things are just easier to convey than others. If a band is slow and sounds like Black Sabbath, I can call it doom and there’s a

Summoning – With Doom We Come Review

As someone who loves Summoning unabashedly, here’s a bit of a strange angle to lead with: Summoning is… boring. Or maybe a little more to the point, Summoning’s music is at its best when nothing

Evilfeast – Ellegies of the Stellar Wind Review

There are many types of homes. You’ve got saltboxes, colonials, federals, a-frame, shingle, Victorian, foursquare, lodge, gablefront, storybook, split-level, etc. But, there’s really only one desirable way to live, and that’s definitely inside a cavernous,

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Der Weg Einer Freiheit – Finisterre Review

Der Weg einer Freiheit has received a fair amount of praise and acclaim in recent memory, with even German legends Kreator calling them the “future of German extreme metal.” And while that may end up

Boris – Dear Review

Here is the real problem: you can use words to describe Boris’ music, but you are wrong when you do so. I can use phrases like “mixing the textured guitar work of Justin Broadrick meets

Hell – Hell Review

We all have those transcendent moments during our exploration of this genre where something manages to redefine the HEAVY part of heavy metal. Old dogs will cite interminable examples from the earliest days, as well

Dzö-nga – The Sachem’s Tale Review

To fans of some of the greatest atmospheric, somewhat “avant-garde” works in the history of black metal, Boston’s Dzö-nga provides a bit of a conundrum. On one hand, The Sachem’s Tale provides a damn fine,

Anathema – The Optimist Review

I have always been a fan of Anathema, but I haven’t always been a very good fan of Anathema. I was there at the beginning and count The Silent Enigma as required listening for early