Tag: Gothic

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

My Dying Bride – For Lies I Sire Review

Originally written by Erik Thomas There are only a few bands that are truly iconic in metal — Sabbath, Morbid Angel, Slayer, Metallica, etc. Within the sub-genre of doom metal, England’s My Dying Bride are

Tystnaden – In Our Eye Review

There is not a whole lot to say about Italy’s Tystnaden that would be of significance to the average metal fan. Their sound leans towards the Finnish end of the Scandinavian spectrum, a la bands

Tiamat – Amanethes Review

One of the nice things about being a writer is that, for the most part, you can pick-and-choose what you write about. Even so, there are times you get more than you bargained for. Such is the

Moonspell – Night Eternal Review

Originally written by Tim Pigeon Portugal’s veteran goth/black metallers Moonspell have not missed a step as they approach their 3rd decade of existence. In fact, I feel that Night Eternal might be their most complete work to date, possibly excepting the

Moonspell – Under Satanae Review

Originally written by Tim Pigeon As I was in the process of writing about how I enjoyed this new turn that Moonspell had taken, I decided to dig a little, and realized that this release is