Tag: Prophecy Productions

Year Of The Cobra – Ash And Dust Review

Being named Year of the Cobra (and writing some bitchin’ tunes) means that with every new release, you have to see “20__ is totally the year of the cobra, bro!” as often as a boy

A Forest Of Stars – Grave Mounds And Grave Mistakes Review

The ingredients for creating black metal suited to assuage all of the miscreants and low-lifes of a particular era during which black metal didn’t actually exist are many. In order to do it right, lest

Khôrada – Salt Review

In music—as in life—expectations can cut two ways. Without expectations, there might be no disappointments. But without expectations, there’s also little chance for surprise. The relational structure of expectations, however, borders on tyrannical. As a

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Valborg – Endstrand Review

Rules, physics, science, biology. These are truths that most of us take for granted. For example, we know that there are only two sides to a coin. Heads and tails. We use that rule to

Lotus Thief – Gramarye Review

The most important fact to dispense with here is that Gramarye is a beautiful album. No prefix, no qualification, no caveat: beautiful, full stop. Although two of Lotus Thief’s members also play in Botanist, the

Arcturus – Arcturian Review

Intentional or not, the title of the long-awaited fifth Arcturus album is pretty fitting. It was probably meant to have some deep meaning about the stars or something, but on the surface, it’s just a

The Vision Bleak – Witching Hour Review

Originally written by Ian Chainey The Vision Bleak is tagged as a “gothic metal,” though the German duo prefers the more precise “horror metal.” This is worth noting, not for an immediate point of reference,

Dordeduh – Dar De Duh Review

Following the glorious rise and tumultuous split of Negura Bunget, many were left wondering what was to be. Negru’s continuation of the band — call them Negura Bunget 2.0 — was quick to report back with