Tag: Black Metal

Freja – Tides Review

We’ve all experienced that exciting moment when a non-metal friend has said, “ok, where do I start?” Your mind races as the available options from the 1 million albums you’ve listened to in the last

Abbath – Dread Reaver Review

Everyone’s favorite hotdog-scarfing black metal uncle is back in town and just in time to bring us some joyous fun as Spring pokes its shiny noggin out from the frozen Earth! Uncle Ab was ostracized

Karmanjaka – Gates Of Muspel Review

Black metal can often feel and sound triumphant. That triumph, however, is still very often connected to grimness, darkness, hell, war or any other sentiment rooted in capital E evil. Karmanjaka’s third album Gates of Muspel is

Dold Vorde Ens Navn – Mørkere Review

Do you ever get the feeling that the idea of discrete musical genres is more useful to fans and critics than to musicians themselves? The reason I’m asking is that Dold Vorde Ens Navn is

Black, Raw, & Bleeding: Calcified Beneath The Sunken Obsidian Temple Of The Black Metal Underground

Greetings once again, Trav’lers of the Night. As we approach the eve of the eve of the eve of the eve of the eve of the eve of the eve of the eve of the

Wurdulac – Lurking Hand Of Fate Review

It’s arguable that the earliest seeds of black metal were planted when Robert Johnson first fell to his knees at the Crossroads. The turn to darkness is a Hail Mary–all faith is lost, the temptation

Wolves In The Throne Room – Primordial Arcana Review

Wolves In the Throne room has always been a band that seems fully encompassed by nature. The way of the woods, mountains and rivers doesn’t enter their music simply through words, but in a rare

Craven Idol – Forked Tongues Review

[album art by Eliran Kantor] It is always nice to be reminded that even in a thumbnail world, album art matters and can still elicit strong reactions. Chances are pretty good that metalheads, in general,