Tag: black metal

SENTIENT RUIN Roundup: Miscarriage, Sutekh Hexen, and Suspiral intent

A trio of mind-bending tape releases has emerged from the Bay Area’s Sentient Ruin in recent months, with Miscarriage, Sutekh Hexen and Suspiral intent on royally ruining your evening. As the hideous musical propaganda arm

MISÐYRMING revels in fury and disgust on the Dionysian “Algleymi”

It is a good time to be alive for fans of black metal. Within the last decade the genre seems to have undergone a wave of rapid international expansion, at the forefront of which we

DEATHSPELL OMEGA drags the unsuspecting to the fires of freedom on “The Furnaces Of Palingenesia”

Satan has many faces, taking on an array of aspects only as diverse as the societies and belief systems that have illuminated his fractured portrait throughout human history. He has been known largely as a

VARGRAV entrance with a cold fog of mystical malice on “Reign in Supreme Darkness”

Hailing from Finland, Vargrav is the sole creation of prolific Black Metal veteran V-Khaoz. Reign In Supreme Darkness is the follow up to Vargrav’s 2018 release Netherstorm, which rightly earned high praise for its proper

EPECTASE revise the black metal paradigm on the perplexing “Astres”

In a realization that is as arcane as it is superterestrial, the French band Epectase – comprised of two musicians known as Vague and Avitis – is set to cast forth their inaugural album Astres.

ESOCTRILIHUM opens the gateway to a harrowing pantheon with “The Telluric Ashes Of The Ö Vrth Immemorial Gods”

Lovecraft, perhaps captured the human condition of ignorance best when he stated, “The most merciful thing in the world… is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.” However, sometimes that state

CROWHURST eschews genre completely with the emotive power of “III”

Evolution often comes gradually but sometimes a sudden spark can ignite a drastic change within an instant. Crowhurst’s newest release III is a drastic departure from previous work presented in a tragic tale of lust

DREAMS OF THE DROWNED create an atmospheric singularity dissolving batcave reverb into hellish black metal

The more we delve into the musical genres we obsess over, in search of the most unknown and obscure, there tends to be a subsequent longing for those initial feelings of surprise and unjaded satisfaction

SANGUINARY TRANCE etch an indulgent path directly to the Devil with “Wine, Song, and Sacrifice”

Sanguinary Trance first emerged out of Vienna, Austria in 2013, taking several years to carefully craft their sound into the dissonant, black metal barrage heard on their first release in 2018. Aptly titled Wine, Song,

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