Tag: Black

In The Woods… – Cease the Day Review

The reunion of Norway’s In the Woods… a few years ago was as pleasant as it was unexpected. In the 90s, the band released three wildly different albums that brought a whole lot of sweeping

Sargeist – Unbound Review

While Scandinavian black metal does not have a definitive third wave, it would not be hard to argue that if it were to exist, it would have begun peaking right at the turn of the

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Ulthar – Cosmovore Review

Sages have taught us that the secret to a good scald is knowing when not to scald. The brilliance of a scalder is that, through their experience, they know when to dial it back and

Windfaerer – Alma Review

Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. Windfaerer succeeds where many other atmospheric black metal bands have lately flopped by never leaving the ferocity of black metal too far behind in favor of overly wispy

Behemoth – I Loved You At Your Darkest Review

So here’s the quick take if you want to spare yourself any extra time reading about an album you should neither be excited about, nor purchase: Behemoth, arguably for the first time in its entire career,

Anaal Nathrakh – A New Kind Of Horror Review

Although heavy metal’s musical hubs have shifted over time, Birmingham retains pride of place not only for being arguably the earliest forge (Black Sabbath), but for being both an incubator and an accelerator. Follow the

Vreid – Lifehunger

Vreid has hit a bit of an identity crisis. After the most consistent run of albums of their career (Milorg, V, and Welcome Farewell), they changed it up a bit on Sólverv. That somewhat surprising

Archgoat – The Luciferian Crown Review

Founded just before the dawn of the second-wave of black metal, Archgoat spawned at an exciting time—when black metal was just beginning to forge its own sonic identity rather than just being speedy heavy metal