Tag: Funeral

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.

Urna – Mors Principium Est Review

The Italian label/musical collective ATMF (that’s Aeternitas Tenebrarum Musicae Fundamentum, if you’re nasty) might be putting out some of the most criminally underappreciated (mostly) black metal in today’s metal underground. The average trench-digging metalhead is

Bell Witch – Longing Review

Originally written by Rae Amitay Longing may be comprised of only half a dozen songs, but it’s over an hour of strangling melancholy that occasionally loosens its white-knuckled grasp just long enough for the listener

Evoken – Atra Mors Review

Summon a forest in your mind. Walk in that forest for a long time, and feel the warmth. It’s a cold kind of warmth, the kind that never seems to rise up much past the