Tag: Doom

Worm – Gloomlord Review

A few preliminaries: before note one of Worm’s Gloomlord plays, it is recommended that the canny listener pause a moment and wonder at its tremendous title and cover art. Are you a gloomlord? Am I?

A Devil’s Dozen – Paradise Lost

“Sad songs say so much.” — ancient Eltonese proverb. WHY SO GLUM, CHUM? It’s said that art mirrors life, so then it follows that art is empty and largely meaningless without emotion, and then further,

Sky Shadow Obelisk – The Satyr’s Path Review

[Artwork by Lucas Korte] If you’ve even remotely followed the catalog of Sky Shadow Obelisk, then you know that you can only truly expect a couple things with each new release: it’s going to be

Esoteric – A Pyrrhic Existence Review

Anxiety has become something of a very public topic as of late (slide over to Lone Watie’s brilliant review of Leprous’ Pitfalls for a brief discussion). As mental health falls into focus and our darkest

Year Of The Cobra – Ash And Dust Review

Being named Year of the Cobra (and writing some bitchin’ tunes) means that with every new release, you have to see “20__ is totally the year of the cobra, bro!” as often as a boy

Runemagick – Into Desolate Realms Review

In music, true economy is rare. There are, of course, essentially an infinite number of ways to make a musical point. Variations in instrumentation, melody, rhythm, harmony, tone, and so on enable musicians to paint

The Lone Madman – Let The Night Come Review

[Artwork by Timo Ketola] A number of articles have been written over the years detailing Finland’s unique connection to metal. Most of these works have played the numbers game, underscoring the curious truth that no

Profetus – The Sadness Of Time Passing Review

[Artwork by Yuka Yoshihara] More so than any other branch of metal, funeral doom represents a true “sink or swim” moment. People who love it seem wired to do so from the womb for reasons