Tag: Van Records

Graupel – Am Pranger… Review

I’m all for progression and evolution, but during a time when the black metal boundaries continue to cloud and push the genre further into more tempered terrain, it’s refreshing to come across projects whose primary

Griftegard – Solemn, Sacred, Severe Review

Holy doom metal, Batman!!! No, seriously, holy doom metal. Religious themes and pious imagery have long been a common subject for metal’s slower species, especially that of the epic subset (“The Samarithan” anyone?), and Sweden’s

The Ruins Of Beverast – The Foulest Semen Of A Sheltered Elite Review

originally written by Erik Thomas For those that don’t know, The Ruins of Beverast is a one man black/doom metal band consisting of former Nagelfar (the German one) drummer Alexander Von Meilenwald. And with his third album, he has

Genocide – Apocalyptic Visions Review

Originally written by Jordan Campbell No, this isn’t a reissue of a long-lost, proto-Arghoslent demo from 1990.  This, unfortunately, is a novice black metal band. Despite the fact that at least two bands in their home country

Sol – Let There Be A Massacre Review

Originally written by Jordan Campbell An overtly misanthropic black/death/funeral doom hybrid, Sol is the twisted vision of one Emil Brahe. Let There Be A Massacre is an extremely draining, totally nihilistic labor of hate, driven by a vehement disdain

Nagelfar – Virus West (Reissue) Review

Originally written by Ian Chainey I want to believe that Ván is pushing Nagelfar’s third and final full-length back out to the public because it never had its fair share of time in the spotlight.

The Ruins of Beverast – Rain Upon The Impure Review

Originally written by Erik Thomas. Synopsis: I have actually owned this album for quite some time now, and even still I have a hard time reviewing it and putting its depressive majesty into words. Review: Consisting of