Tag: Melodic

Blood Worship – Death’s Omnipotence Review

FAST RITES: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. Sweden’s Blood Worship comes to you from the mind, guitar, and voice of Martin Andersson, also of Astrophobos. And if you’ve spent time with that band, you’ll know

Uada – Cult Of A Dying Sun Review

Uada comes to us from Portland, but instead of sounding like 1,000 other Pacific Northwest black metal bands, the particular brand offered on sophomore album Cult of a Dying Sun sounds pulled from 90s Sweden.

At The Gates – To Drink From The Night Itself Review

In Stereogum’s latest edition of The Black Market (aka the best metal column on the web), Ian Chainey broke down all of the thoughts and natural reactions that long time fans have to new material

Amorphis – Queen Of Time Review

Let’s nail something home right from the jump: Amidst the ever-expanding ranks of heavy metal groups currently and constantly competing for collective ears, Amorphis ranks at or very near the top with regard to those

RÛR – RÛR Review

FAST RITES: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. RÛR is the latest in a long line of one-man black metal bands out of Norway, this time the sole work of a man named C.L. However, the

Monolithe – Nebula Septem Review

For reasons both unknown and likely unknowable, I am a complete mark for the sort of mathematical and musical formalism with which Monolithe has constructed Nebula Septem. For this seventh album, the seven musicians of

Agrimonia – Awaken Review

Agrimonia have as their motif emotionally driven, Opethic death metal songs presented with an epic, slightly black metal and crusty undercurrent. It is a fairly satisfying sound, for the most part. Of course the problem

Exhumed – Death Revenge Review

Exhumed, after a five-year hiatus, re-emerged in 2011 with the ferocious All Guts, No Glory, and followed that album up with the more sophisticated, but no less excellent Necrocracy in 2013. This pair of albums,