Tag: Avant-garde

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,

Virus – Carheart Review

I’ve come to expect two things from Jester Records. First, Jester albums will never ever come out on time, or even anywhere near the original estimate. Second, they are, without exception, worth the wait. The

Kayo Dot – Choirs Of the Eye Review

Originally written by Ian Dreilinger. Whatever expectations you may have for Kayo Dot’s Choirs of the Eye, throw them away. This is not going to be anything like you’ve imagined. Past releases by maudlin of the

Arcturus – The Sham Mirrors Review

Jon Eardley’s take: When I hear the term “experimental metal” tossed around the scene on various metal web sites and on various metal message boards and in various reviews of metal music, I immediately think