Tag: Atmospheric

Morne – Asylum Review

Originally written by Rae Amitay When I first heard about the Boston-based crust sludge group Morne, I was hesitant to give them a chance. Having attended Berklee College of Music for the past few years, I’m

Thurisaz – The Cimmerian Years Review

Originally written by Rae Amitay This Belgian group’s name may be extraordinarily akin to the Finnish folk-metal band Turisas, but aside from six shared letters, the similarities end there. Thurisaz has delivered their unique and

Altar Of Plagues – Mammal Review

Originally written by Rae Amitay Hailing from Ireland, Altar of Plagues has been garnering credibility for their haunting hybrid of black metal & post-rock since 2006. Their reputation as dark and captivating masters of atmosphere was

Alcest – Le Secret (Reissue) Review

originally written by Chris McDonald This right here, folks – this is where it all began. If you’re one of the people who shudders at the notion of words like “delicate,” “nostalgia,” and “childhood” being

Bloodiest – Descent Review

Bloodiest makes one hell of a difficult-to-classify racket on debut album Descent. It’s more than a bit psychedelic, occasionally aggressive, yet more often contemplative and defiantly melancholic, and while the album runs through a wide

Subrosa – No Help For The Mighty Ones Review

The final short story in James Joyce’s collection Dubliners is entitled “The Dead,” and begins with the following line: “Lily, the caretaker’s daughter, was literally run off her feet.” The story involves an elaborate dance

Fen – Epoch Review

Originally written by Erik Thomas I thought I’d try to coincide this review with the review of Mitochondrion’s massive Parasignosis, in part because they will both more than likely end up on my 2011 year-end

Void – Void Review

I had sort of given up hope, you see. After I grudgingly convinced myself ages ago that the world would never see a follow-up to 2002’s Posthuman, British avant-black metal troupe Void has now just