Tag: Black

Enslaved – Utgard Review

The greatest artists tap into something beyond themselves and speak elemental truths from everyday syllables. Certainly in the case of music, the presence of a sympathetic or at least engaged listener helps to close the

Vous Autres – Sel De Pierre Review

Cover artwork by Romain Barbot French black metal stands proudly, shoulder to shoulder with their Scandanavian and American brethren, having provided the world with gloriously hateful music since the second wave. Bands like Merrimack, Deathspell

Autonoesis – Autonoesis Review

I could probably save both you and I a great deal of hassle by simply stating that the debut from Toronto, Ontario, Canada’s Autonoesis has The Riffs™. I could just mention a few, well-timed, brilliantly

Körgull The Exterminator – Sharpen Your Spikes Review

On album number five (and first in five years), the black / thrashing maniac Spaniards in Körgull the Exterminator have turned over a new leaf and found their sensitive side. From the meditative Nick Drake

Black, Raw, & Bleeding: Into The Castles, Catacombs, Caverns, & Crypts Of The Black Metal Underground

Here we are, once again emerging from the new moon: the darkest of eves in the lunar calendar, the one night of the month when the light of the sun no longer reflects upon the

Resin Tomb ‒ Resin Tomb Review

Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. A confession: I saw this name and immediately thought of Cannabis Corpse’s Tube of the Resinated and got really excited for some sort of stonery death-sludge, then I

Selbst – Relatos De Angustia Review

Disclaimer: This is not a DSBM album. For some odd reason, “depressive” black metal gets associated with a certain trope of mournful, angsty sadboys drooping around their candlelit bedrooms and gazing up softly at the

Panzerfaust – The Suns of Perdition – Chapter II: Render Unto Eden Review

[Etching by the great Kathe Kollwitz] “COME RENDER THE SALAD UNTO CAESAR!” That is a quote from a great, noble man. Panzerfaust’s fifth full-length The Suns of Perdition – Chapter II: Render Unto Eden, a