Tag: Melodic

Stormkeep ‒ Galdrum Review

[Artwork by Ian Miller] It’s a little difficult gleaning much information about black metal newcomers Stormkeep, as their online presence is fairly anonymous (is it too much to ask for a M-A page?), but some

Carcass ‒ Despicable Review

On nearly every level, the Carcass reunion that began in 2007 has been a resounding success. (Also, 13 years? What?!) No matter the lineup that joins Jeff Walker and Bill Steer on stage, the band

Anaal Nathrakh ‒ Endarkenment Review

Let’s get the obvious point out of the way right now: about half of Anaal Nathrakh’s career has been rather superfluous. They haven’t really done much new since they truly cemented their formula on the

Descend ‒ The Deviant Review

Metal may have sprouted from just a few places on the globe, but it’s been decades since it became a truly global phenomenon. As it grew and spread, clearly identifiable sounds and scenes popped up

10s Essentials – Volume Ten

As the virtuous musketeers of Dark Angel once pronounced, “We Have Arrived”—the tenth and final installment of our 100 Essential Albums of the 2010s is here, and with it comes all the goodness associated with

Katatonia – City Burials Review

Hello, and thank you for joining me. Allow me to make a confession of sorts: I love Katatonia. From their early days as a doomy death metal outfit (either the lovingly weird Dance of December

Bong Metal – A Special Primer

Oh, high there! On this special and holy day, let us look squarely down the barrel of the bong at a specific subset of stoner metal. We could have grouped by region, or sub-subgenres, but

Bâ’a – Deus Qui Non Mentitur Review

“I love French black metal, like I love the French language. I have sampled every language, French is my favorite. Fantastic language. Especially to scream with.” – The Merovingian, The Matrix Reloaded Or at least