Tag: Funeral

Nortt – Endeligt Review

Most art forms have their own genres, stereotypes, and conventions. A fairly time-worn convention in literature is the idea of the “beach read.” This is typically the sort of book – often lightweight, sometimes trashy,

Spectral Voice – Eroded Corridors of Unbeing Review

The mind of a death metal fan wanders. A morbid and picturesque landscape, dotted with caves appears. From each cave comes the rattle of death metal. Bands hunker deep within the earth, spaces normally reserved

Loss – Horizonless Review

I ought to have more of a fondness for blackened death/doom than I do. With my depression, one would think it would speak to me as no other music can. But depression is not actually

Lycus – Chasms Review

With Chasms, Oakland quartet Lycus has presented us with a rarity in the highly specialized sub-genre of funeral doom. The record deals in the usual shades of brown, grey, and otherwise grimey tonal and lyrical palette that’s become

Tyranny – Aeons In Tectonic Interment Review

“Hello darkness, my old friend I’ve come to talk with you again Because a vision softly creeping Left its seeds while I was sleeping And the vision that was planted in my brain Still remains…”

Sky Shadow Obelisk – Beacon Review

Originally written by K. Scott Ross. One of the old standbys for heavy metal discussion is whether or not lyrics matter. Does listening to Marduk make you some sort of Third Reich sympathizer? Should it? What about Stryper?

Ahab – The Boats Of The Glen Carrig Review

At first listen, The Boats of the Glen Carrig appears to be the first Ahab album that doesn’t see the German doomsters taking a substantial step forward in their evolution as musicians. After essentially mastering

Shape Of Despair – Monotony Fields Review

Shape of Despair’s place within the whole of Finnish funeral doom has long been as third fiddle, never releasing an album with the influence and stature of Skepticism’s Stormcrowfleet or Thergothon’s Stream from the Heavens.