Category: Review

KOLLAPS rage against the malaise & disease of our current reality with “Mechanical Christ”

Kollaps have returned to resurrect the ancient apocalyptic ethos of industrial music that nowadays was thought to have long been buried under mountains of overproduced kitsch bands, gimmicks, and subgenre-conventions of hollow form over substance.

AKROTHEISM plummet to the depths of a mythic abyss on “Law Of Seven Deaths”

Whether you look to the ancient or modern, Greece has been a near constant source of fascination in the way of culture. Whether it be in the perpetually inspiring pagan mythology that continues to influence

OBSCURING VEIL slide between life & death in harrowing psychedelia on “Fleshvoid To Naught”

Obscuring Veil emerges like an apparition seen through a thick haze: A haunting specter of dreadful paranoia looming at the boarders of insanity. This mysterious entity comprised of some of black metal’s most innovative and

DEIPHAGO unveil an extra-dimensional source of pure evil on “I, The Devil”

Old demons die hard. Deiphago makes a triumphant return from the underground in a blaze of astral glory with I, The Devil. Long time Filipino-cum-Costa Rican miscreants have an impressive roster under their belt, hailing

MEPHORASH craft an unwavering esoteric vision with “Shem Ha Mephorash”

Featuring members of the almighty Ofermod and Malign comes the soon-to-be-known Mephorash with their fourth studio album, aptly titled Shem Ha Mephorash. An unorthodox take on orthodox black metal, the monumental album is a welcome departure from the

DRASTUS preserves the French tradition of orthodox malevolent mania on “Le Croix De Sang”

Taking part in Drastus’ latest colossus of an album, Le Croix De Sang, is to risk consumption of the mind and spirit in the shadow of a cosmic malice. Demanding as much as it gives

MZ.412 returns only to descend into the depths of Helheim with “Svartmyrkr”

Mz.412 are purveyors of sonic terror; a noise cult of devious intent. Most of their work is labeled as “blackened industrial”, and this release certainly could be described this way as well, although it occasionally

SUFFERING HOUR contorts material existence on the colossal “Dwell” EP

On the heels of our massive interview with Suffering Hour, we wanted to also dedicate full focus to their juggernaut EP Dwell. Be sure to check out the band’s explanation of the hidden motivations behind

Obscuritæ: 5 Tragically Unsung Death Metal Demos

The obsession with obscurity is the metal curse and blessing. On one hand it can lead to fulfillment on an otherworldly level to discover a hidden gem that was lost to the sands of time,

SACRILEGIA brings danger back to the blackthrash paradigm on “The Triclavian Advent”

Cut from the fertile Irish bog that has produced Malthusian, Unyielding Love, From the Bogs of Aughiska, and Vircolac in recent years, Dublin trio Sacrilegia offer up a furious half-hour of no-frills, no-mercy blackened thrash