Tag: Gothic

Diamonds & Rust: Cradle Of Filth – The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh

No, really, I’m not here to make you care about Cradle of Filth. If you’ve wandered the dusty hallways of heavy metal for even a relatively scanty amount of time, Cradle of Filth has been

Owl – Nights In Distortion

Over the course of a couple full lengths and several EPs, Germany’s Owl has delivered a blend of synth-heavy ambient and dark, morose doom/death, never twice bringing the same mix or balance of the band’s

Embracing Solitude And Revisiting The Gault’s Even As All Before Us

There are two types of alone: deliberate and unintentional. The latter is bad. The latter can lead to a complete mental breakdown. I know we like to fantasize about what we’d do if we woke

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

Paradise Lost – Medusa Review

To say that Paradise Lost has been on an upward trajectory since the beginning of the current millennium is a bit of an understatement. The climb back to greatness was gradual, however, with each album

Triptykon – Melana Chasmata Review

Originally Written by Jordan Campbell Thomas Gabriel Fischer’s career has been one of the most tumultuous in metal history. Recounting the 80s exploits of Hellhammer and Celtic Frost is unnecessary. Just as interesting—for completely different

Draconian – A Rose For The Apocalypse Review

Originally written by Erik Thomas My last personal experience with Sweden’s Draconian was 2005’s excellent Arcane Rain Fell, and in fact, “Death, Come Near Me” is still one of my favorite doom tracks. I missed

Valborg – Crown Of Sorrow Review

Somewhere out in the nebulous immensity of the cosmos, directly on the curve between fabrication and factuality, floats a land inhabited by the peculiar cerebral offspring of the three eccentrics who make up Deutschland’s purveyors