Tag: Black

Knelt Rote – Alterity Review

FAST RITES: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. Knelt Rote isn’t much for subtlety. Or variation. This Portland-based trio began as a grinding noisecore outfit, but by the time of 2012’s Trespass, they’d left that behind

Uada – Cult Of A Dying Sun Review

Uada comes to us from Portland, but instead of sounding like 1,000 other Pacific Northwest black metal bands, the particular brand offered on sophomore album Cult of a Dying Sun sounds pulled from 90s Sweden.

Necros Christos – Domedon Doxomedon Review

The joke around the Last Rites water cooler (which is filled with Stiggins’ Plantation, Fancy Pineapple Rum) was that we would treat Domedon Doxomedon with a Fast Rites because, let’s face it, brevity, while often

Ihsahn – Àmr Review

It’s undeniable that After will remain the classic Ihsahn record. If someone wants to get into his work, that’s the album they select. It’s not even out of the realm of possibility some would rate After higher

Varathron – Patriarchs of Evil Review

While it gains less attention than its Scandinavian parallel, the Hellenic black metal scene has been one of the most creative and daring over its nearly 30 year existence. Hungry and experimental projects pop up

Melan Selas – Reon Review

Greece’s Melan Selas was just formed back in 2016 by instrumentalist D.K. and vocalist/lyricist Astraea – Oletir, but they already show not just a very promising level of songwriting and riffcraft, but a true understanding

Wild Hunt – Afterdream Of The Reveller Review

Michael Pollan’s best-selling book The Omnivore’s Dilemma posed a fairly simple question: Because of various environmental and evolutionary reasons, humans have developed the capacity to eat more or less everything. That being so, what should

Nigredo – Flesh Torn – Spirit Pierced Review

Sometimes when you fire up an album by an unknown band and it’s instantly pretty great, the next step is to discover The Origins. With Nigredo and debut full length Flesh Torn – Spirit Pierced,