Tag: Avant-garde

The Mass – Ghost Fleet Review

Those unfamiliar with how a gig like this typically works might benefit from discovering that most of us make it to around the first of December before pulling the plug on basically everything in order

Sky Shadow Obelisk – The Gift Of Light Review

The last Sky Shadow Obelisk release, full length debut Beacon, was a deeply unsettling piece of music. The project’s past largely consisted of doom/death metal verging on funeral terrain, but that album greatly upped both

Ars Moriendi – Sepelitur Alleluia Review

The sheer number of metal albums out there just being produced today means that Standing Out is quite the challenge. Sure, talent, originality, market demand, networking… that all works, sometimes, but you also just might

Virus – Memento Collider Review

Even if each Virus release has moved ever further from the black metal that anchored the band’s innovative beginnings as Ved Buens Ende, it’s really only made more salient their utter originality. Virus’ unique sound

Sky Shadow Obelisk – Beacon Review

Originally written by K. Scott Ross. One of the old standbys for heavy metal discussion is whether or not lyrics matter. Does listening to Marduk make you some sort of Third Reich sympathizer? Should it? What about Stryper?

Arcturus – Arcturian Review

Intentional or not, the title of the long-awaited fifth Arcturus album is pretty fitting. It was probably meant to have some deep meaning about the stars or something, but on the surface, it’s just a

Sigh – Graveward Review

Originally written by K. Scott Ross. A lot of the music that we listen to as metal heads is extremely similar. When it really comes down to it, is there that much difference between Immolation and Incantation? Sure,

Ad Nauseam – Nihil Quam Vacuitas Ordinatum Est Review

On its debut album, Nihil Quam Vacuitas Ordinatum Est, Italy’s Ad Nauseam offers a bizarre take on technical death metal that is complex, and jarring, but at the same time engaging and even astounding. Weird