Tag: Black

In Crust We Trust: Vol 17

Kia ora, comrades. Welcome to In Crust We Trust: Vol 17. Before you dive into this month’s collection of raucous releases, I wanted to highlight a few punk rock-focused features that have recently caught my

Valdrin – Effigy Of Nightmares Review

Blood. The life force that flows through us all. Some are repelled by the sight or even the very thought of it; some find a primal, sexual fascination stemming from its power over life and

…And Oceans – Cosmic World Mother Review

The evolution of …and Oceans from an excellent but fairly standard symphonic and melodic black metal band in the late 90s to a group incorporating plenty of industrial and avant-garde influences was not entirely unlikely

Stare Into Death and Be Still

Ulcerate – Stare Into Death And Be Still Review

Anger. It’s one of the unifying themes of extreme metal. Anger against authority is perhaps most common. Anger at parents, anger at priests, anger at politicians. Anger against certain particular non-authority people comes up now

10s Essentials – Volume Ten

As the virtuous musketeers of Dark Angel once pronounced, “We Have Arrived”—the tenth and final installment of our 100 Essential Albums of the 2010s is here, and with it comes all the goodness associated with

10s Essentials – Volume Nine

Well, how goes the isolation? Crawling out of your skin yet? Brain beginning to turn on you yet? Has the home office basically become the place you watch Star Trek: The Next Generation and King

Golden Ashes – In The Lugubrious Silence Of Eternal Night Review

lugubrius (lu·gu·bri·ous): mournful; especially : exaggerated or affectedly Depression wears many masks. It can feel like despair and hopelessness, it can morph into anger, frustration, or contempt. Often times it wears the guises of sorrow and longing,

Golden Light – Sacred Colour Of The Source Of Light Review

Cults are fascinating. We often hear about the disastrous results of the more famed movements such as the Peoples Temple (Jonestown) or Heaven’s Gate, or the bizarre “successes” of Scientology or Mormonism in weaving their