Tag: Avant-garde

Ihsahn – Telemark EP Review

Imagine waking up in the morning and looking in the mirror only to see the face of Vegard Sverre Tveitan looking back at you. Imagine the pressure of knowing that you were responsible for Emperor’s

Thy Catafalque – Naiv Review

That Tamás Kátai and Thy Catafalque can still surprise after several albums of increasingly decreased musical boundaries isn’t just impressive, it’s a testament to the very nature of the project. Kátai and his ever-expanding band

Porta Nigra – Schöpfungswut Review

Let’s assume that Porta Nigra means “black door,” which could potentially have a serious spooky factor. It would also mean that these Germans spend their evenings traveling by auto to the nearby cities of Frankfurt

Sky Shadow Obelisk – The Satyr’s Path Review

[Artwork by Lucas Korte] If you’ve even remotely followed the catalog of Sky Shadow Obelisk, then you know that you can only truly expect a couple things with each new release: it’s going to be

The Deathtrip – Demon Solar Totem Review

[Artwork by Luciana Lupe Vasconcelos] There are few bands in the history of humanity that can change crucial members and move forward seamlessly. The group becomes even more narrow when the member being spoken of

Schammasch – Hearts Of No Light Review

[Artwork by C.S.R / SAROS Collective] As young children, humans tend to be categorized and labeled by their peers. Some of those children are labeled weird or freak or merely “other”—an outcast to spend recess

Dysrhythmia – Terminal Threshold Review

[Artwork by Terry Grow] Are you, reader, currently sitting in a spinny chair? Even if you’re sitting in a comfy chair, let’s break all of Michael’s rules and go ahead and spin in the comfy

Immortal Bird – Thrive On Neglect Review

…goddamn, the way this latest Immortal Bird starts off deserves a review that starts off the same way RIGHT FUCKING NOW straight mauler of a front riff and Amitay sounds like someone is throwing fire