Tag: Avant-garde

Unexpect – In A Flesh Aquarium Review

Originally written by Jeremy Garner It finally happened. With as much experience as I’ve had with extreme metal, with as many bands as I’ve heard and as many albums I own, I’ve finally found a

Estradasphere – Palace Of Mirrors Review

Originally written by Jason Jordan. Since Palace of Mirrors calls The End its home, was there any doubt it’d be good but out of left field? Similar to Wormfood and labelmates Unexpect, Estradasphere play a brand of avant-garde that mixes various genres/subgenres, incorporates a

Dir En Grey – Withering To Death Review

Golly. It starts all heavy and cool, massive and voluminous, but then the singer starts singing and some confusion sets in. Japanese accents are harder even than Northern European to get used to, as their

Age Of Silence – Complications – Trilogy Of Intricacy Review

Originally written by Jason Jordan. Acceleration was my favorite album of 2004, which means that I was the obvious choice to review the latest incarnation from the supergroup Age of Silence. A little over a year since

Peccatum – The Moribund People Review

Originally written by Harley Carlson. At and around the time period just before the conception of IX Equilibrium, Emperor frontman Ihsahn found experimental escape through his then new side project, Peccatum. However, upon the release of IX Equilibrium, it was

Ulver – Blood Inside Review

Originally written by Chris Chellis. Jumping into the history of a band like Ulver is pointless. Those familiar with the band will skip it to get to the meat of the review while those unfamiliar simply won’t

Peccatum – Lost In Reverie Review

Originally written by Ian Dreilinger. Ihsahn is back! Back, weirder than ever, easily aeons ahead of past Peccatum releases, and, to these ears, at least as good as anything Emperor released. Peccatum is now made

In The Woods – Omnio (Reissue) Review

Originally written by Ian Dreilinger. Simply hearing the name In The Woods should evoke some sort of response from any self respecting person with any knowledge of metal. It’s usually either a response of love or hate,