Tag: Eisenwald

Uada – Cult Of A Dying Sun Review

Uada comes to us from Portland, but instead of sounding like 1,000 other Pacific Northwest black metal bands, the particular brand offered on sophomore album Cult of a Dying Sun sounds pulled from 90s Sweden.

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

Pillorian – Obsidian Arc Review

Pillorian‘s Obsidian Arc is the first piece of new material to arise from the ashes of Agalloch‘s admittedly messy split, announced last May. The suddenness of the split was, in itself, surprising, and a very

Cantique Lépreux – Cendres Célestes Review

Two simple truths to begin: 1. Cantique Lépreux are very good at what they do. 2. What they do is play Quebecois black metal. For most of you, those two brief sentences are likely sufficient

Grimoire – L’Aorasie Des Spectres Rêveurs Review

If you listen to enough of a certain style of music, it can become difficult to articulate exactly what separates the good from the great. This is why, in part, anyone who tries to tell

Fluisteraars – Dromers Review

In addition to ringing up some top notch black metal, Dutch act Fluisteraars brings an interesting little what’s-in-a-name situation. On one hand, they missed the boat just a tad. “Fluisteraars” is Dutch for “whisperers,” but

Germ – Grief Review

Do vocals alone make an album metal? If Martin van Drunen fronted an album featuring a classic three-piece jazz combo playing standards from the great American songbook, would you be required to call it metal?

Germ – Wish Review

Tim Yatras can do a lot of things. Those currently unfamiliar with that name perhaps know him as “Sorrow” from the Australian black metal duo Austere. As musician, programmer, producer and sole founder of the