Tag: Black

Chaos Echoes – Mouvement Review

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. Some people might think of the English darkwave band with such hits as “If You Leave.” Some might randomly associate the British spelling with the similarly British spelling of France’s

Scumpulse – Rotten Review

These Scottish scummies return with Rotten, their first full-length, almost a full four years after their debut EP, 2014’s By Design. And in those four years, it turns out that not too much has changed…

夢遊病者 (Sleepwalker) – 5772 Review

Going in blind on bands can be an interesting exercise. A lot of times the label, cover art, or general aesthetic can give clues as to what the listener can expect, but in the case

Absolutum – I Review

If half of the Absolutum roster sounds familiar to readers of these pages, it’s because Christian Kolf and Jan Buckard make up two thirds of the mighty Valborg (with Kolf also doing time in Island,

Tribulation – Down Below Review

Many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many things have been said about Tribulation lately and almost all of them have nothing to do with the actual music that’s contained on

Summoning – With Doom We Come Review

As someone who loves Summoning unabashedly, here’s a bit of a strange angle to lead with: Summoning is… boring. Or maybe a little more to the point, Summoning’s music is at its best when nothing

Viölence – MotörDemon Review

Fitting that on the day I learned of Fast Eddie Clark’s passing I would come across a band that wears their Motörhead influence so unabashedly on their sleeve.. Viölence is a one-man black/speed outfit out

Panphage – Jord Review

One of the most glorious culinary inventions in the history of the modern world is incontrovertibly iced cream (or cream ice as it was known). Combining milk rich with fat proteins along with sugar and