Tag: Black Metal

Darkthrone – It Beckons Us All Review

[Cover artwork by Zbigniew Bielak] Earlier this week, I traveled far and wide—about 25 minutes—to see the legendary Judas Priest, live in concert.  They sounded incredible.  It’s hard to fathom that after doing the damn thing for

AVOWD – Vol. 2 Review

I grew up not too far from Chicago, Illinois, otherwise known as the Windy City or Second City. I prefer the latter. I don’t know why; it just sounds cooler. Of course, Chicago is home to bands I grew

Udåd – Udåd Review

I remember my initial viewing of Ari Aster’s horror masterpiece Hereditary. To this day, it remains one of my favorite first watches ever. Heart palpitations and shock aside, as soon as the credits finished rolling, I

Borknagar – Fall Review

There is something beautiful about Borknagar’s career. In many ways, they’re a poster band for consistency. Their sound has evolved so much over the years that they probably lost a few second-wave-of-black-metal-die-hards. Still, for those

Hulder – Verses In Oath Review

There is a strange comfort in seclusion. Indeed, you’re aware by now that I’m no psychologist. Hell, I’m barely at liberty to talk to you about the state of my psyche. But I remember routinely

King – Fury And Death Review

Fire and ice have always entangled themselves in a tug-of-war, a relationship as old as time. Together, fire, the more aggressive, grandiose element, and ice, the solid, more submissive counterpart, create a symphony of symbiosis.

Woe – Legacies of Frailty Review

[Cover art by Khaos Diktator Design] American muscle is a term generally reserved for talking about cars. Granted, we do spend a lot of time talking about American muscles when it comes to U.S. athletes

Krigsgrav – Fires In The Fall Review

[Cover Art by Cameron Hinojosa] “Fires in the Fall? It’s June, you big dummy!” For some of you, releasing a warm black metal album best suited for sitting in solitude next to a roaring fire