Tag: Gothic

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

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