Tag: Black

Cradle Of Filth – Cryptoriana Review

When Cradle of Filth was at the peak of their extreme metal powers in the late 90s, a career arc that included descending into cartoonish mediocrity was… actually fairly predictable. Even at their greatest, this

Wolves In The Throne Room – Thrice Woven Review

Recently, a dimwitted teenager and his equally dimwitted friends became responsible for sparking a 48,000 acre fire in Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge. The teens were caught, praised be, but sadly, their punishment does not include

Howls of Ebb / Khthoniik Cerviiks – With Gangrene Edges / Voiidwarp Review

On paper, a split featuring the Bay Area’s Howls of Ebb and Germany’s Khthoniik Cerviiks is about as perfect a pairing as one can imagine. In their respective young careers, both have been among the

Myrkur – Mareridt Review

The presence of Amalie Bruun in the black metal scene has probably resulted in as much discussion about non-musical factors as it has about the actual sounds of Myrkur. The basement-dwelling masses feel as if

Atriarch – Dead As Truth Review

A friend of mine once told me that he doesn’t like any music where it sounds like the singer is smiling. Hey, buddy, do I ever have a band for you… Atriarch vocalist Lenny Smith

Vanum – Burning Arrow Review

FAST RITES: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. Vanum, a collaboration between Michael Rekevics (Fell Voices, Vorde, others) and Kyle Morgan (Ash Borer, Predatory Light, also others), released a promising black metal album in 2015’s Realm

A Devil’s Dozen – Absu

When one thinks of “black/thrash” metal, one typically thinks of bands such as Aura Noir and Deströyer 666. Both are staunch defenders of the style’s classic sound, which is not something typically said about Absu.

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Der Weg Einer Freiheit – Finisterre Review

Der Weg einer Freiheit has received a fair amount of praise and acclaim in recent memory, with even German legends Kreator calling them the “future of German extreme metal.” And while that may end up