Today’s quick review is quite black metal heavy and from all over the world. Enjoy. Continue Reading
November 11, 2018 – A night of many firsts for me as it was the first time I have ever been at The Truman and it was the first time I have ever seen Wolves in the Throne Room and At The Gates! The cold autumn air brought forth a chill in the air in Kansas City and the weather called for snow. Luckily, we were all tucked inside this venue with drinks flowing and loud music to keep us warm. At 7:30 PM sharp, the lights dimmed and the crowd roared. Wolves in the Throne Room took the stage.
This edition of Quick Reviews is brought to you by big bands with one word for a name: Deicide, Aborted and Behemoth. All of these bands released an album recently and I let you know what I think about them within one or two paragraphs. Enjoy. Continue Reading
Noise Trail Immersion unleash meticulously constructed chaos and suffocating atmospheres on their sophomore full-length album, Symbology of Shelter. Continue Reading
Furious post-black metal and hardcore punk attitude collide on Pale‘s powerful, self-titled EP. Continue Reading
Gorycz craft a grim and sprawling opus with their debut full-length record, Piach.
Comprised of former and current members of Aeon (PL) and Non Opus Dei, this Polish quartet use their collective backgrounds in experimental black metal to their advantage and create a punishing, unique sound. On their 36-minute, six-track debut, Gorycz combine elements of dissonant black metal, sludge and post-metal into a bleak and battering sonic assault. Continue Reading
If there has been one band over the years that I am consitantly excited for new material from, it is An Autumn For Crippled Children, a post-black metal/shoegaze band from the Netherlands. This band has released either an EP or a full-length album every year since 2010 and I have loved every single song. AAFCC over the years has either stayed consistant or risen above my expectations with each release. Continue Reading
Finnish Satan spewing blackened death metal cult ARCHGOAT are back with another blasphemous and delicious buffet of growls, riffs and grooves on their new album, The Luciferian Temple! The forth full length from Archgoat, you get exactly what you’d expect from the band if you’ve been a fan of them. If you don’t know what to expect, imagine a quartet of hellish beings ripping away at their instruments and stealing souls in the process. Yeah kinda like that.
Well, they’re back! Deafheaven have been taking the world by storm (either positively or negatively) since the release of their demo in 2010 and up through New Bermuda‘s release in 2015. While that album didn’t settle with me as an instant classic, the bands 2013 album Sunbather is a phenomenal work of art that stirred up more feelings than any record in recent memory. I mean, people really fucking hate that album and this band and, honestly I don’t get the negative feelings. But, what do I know? I’m sure I’ll catch flack for this review just for “showing support to hipster black metal garbage.” But then again, since when do I give a shit what people think? Continue Reading