• Haze of Summer – Znoi

    Referring to a black metal record as “pretty” strikes me as a bit odd, but Haze of Summer’s Znoi fits no other description so completely. Haunting melodies [...]
  • Skyclad-Forward into the Past

    The Skyclad line-up featuring Martin Walkyier is now an official thing of the past. It’s been more than fifteen years now, and finally it seems that long-time fans of [...]
  • Les Discrets-Prédateurs

    Everyone who knows Alcest will have at some point known about the brief albeit beautiful 2009 split with French post-rock/shoegaze act Les Discrets. Eloquent and frequently [...]
  • All That Remains – Madness

    Some questions to ponder: At what point in a bands career is it too late to reverse a downward spiral? Should a band be obligated to release music that caters to the majority [...]
  • Bereft -Lands

    Fusing doom metal and black metal together has been something of a fitting trend lately, especially for those who revel in concepts linked to the Occult and Satanic subject [...]
  • Blackfield-V

    March 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

    It’s been quite easy to write off the state of Blackfield’s future within the last few years, especially given both Aviv Geffen and Steven Wilson have had busy [...]
  • King Woman-Created in the Image of Suffering

    March 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

    A lot is said about how uprising doom metal groups seem to be using new-fangled ways of embracing spiritual enlightenment and heaviness at the same time, particularly [...]
  • Fen – Winter

    March 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

    Fen is cementing its place at the fore of a black metal scene whose fans expect a more nuanced and, ultimately, transportive listening experience. [...]
  • Lorna Shore – Flesh Coffin

    March 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

    The sophomore slump is an interesting concept, one that we see in movies, music, literature, and even sports. The idea that one can come out of the gates swinging and impress [...]
  • Persefone – Aathma

    February 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

    Persefone is the best band you’ve never heard of. Despite their general lack of widespread recognition, these guys from Andorra have been pumping out top-tier progressive [...]