Norwegian black metal act Mare will unleash their new album The Ebony Tower in 2018 and I’m fucking pumped. This band has crafted amazing music in the past and The Ebony Tower is shaping up to be extreme. The band has released a track from the forthcoming album titled “These Fountains Of Darkness,” which you can check out below. SO GOOD. Continue Reading
Nullingroots returns with their 4th studio album “Into the Grey” and it’s blackened post-metal done right. Somber and depressive riffs cloud my mind as percussive bliss shatters my thoughts, all while the vocals scream such beautiful nothings loudly and unforgivably. I’ve been slow to listen to much black metal this year, let alone post-rock musings, so hearing this combination of music together and done right was easily something I could enjoy and get down with. Nullingroots gives us only 5 songs on this album but the longer tracks grabs a hold of me and never lets me go.
One-man black metal outfit Nekrasov has premiered his forthcoming eighth full-length album, The Mirror Void, via Decibel Magazine. The album will officially be released this Friday, November 10, via Prosthetic Records, and can be purchased here. The record is a cacophonous blend of noise, industrial and the rawest of black metal that fans of Gnaw Their Tongues and the like will be enamored with. Check it out after the break.
Austrian post-black metal act Harakiri For The Sky took my world by storm a few years back, so I was quite pleased to learn that they would be unleashing some new material in 2018. The band will release their new record Arson in February and we have gotten a taste of the radness already. You can check out “Tomb Omnia” off of the album below. Spoiler: it rules. Continue Reading
On Cette Erosion De Nous-Mêmes, Nesseria take more sonic risks than ever and they all pay off.
Since their inception in 2003, Nesseria have been in a constant state of stylistic evolution, refusing to stagnate creatively. The Orléans-based act began life with a spastic, grinding sound on their early demos and splits before pursuing a more blackened hardcore sound on their full-length releases, which reached its apex on 2014’s Fractures. Their third full-length recording, Cette Erosion De Nous-Mêmes, shows the band embarking on a new aural journey; presenting a staggering change in sound for a band with a history of dabbling in the more antisocial and gritty forms of extreme music. Continue Reading
When Blut Aus Nord debuted with Ultima Thulee in the mid nineties after various demos, they were an incredibly talented, albeit fairly typical atmospheric black metal band, in the vein of Burzum and other similar bands. No one, perhaps not even the mastermind behind the band, Vindsval, himself, could have predicted that 20 years later, Blut Aus Nord, would have set the benchmark for experimental black metal. On his latest opus, Deus Salutis Meae, Vindsval has taken the dissonant, industrial laden blueprint that began on 2001’s The Mythical Beast of Rebellion and pushed it even further. In doing so, he has released his darkest and most oppressive sounding album in the last decade.
If you remember me from my days at American Aftermath, you probably saw me post about Plague Widow AT LEAST once. If not, let me catch you up. Plague Widow are a blackened deathgrind band who have been on hiatus for about four years now. Apparently the band worked on some new material in 2015 and it is finally seeing the light of day. This is insanely exciting for me and it should be for you also. Check out the new tracks, eight in total, below. SO GOOD. Continue Reading
Following hot on the heels of this year’s Tando Ashanti LP, Danish blackened hardcore outfit Hexis have announced the release of a new EP. This forthcoming, five-track offering will be titled XII and will see a collaborative release through Crown and Throne Ltd, Moment of Collapse, Truthseeker Music and Division Records. Check out the official track listing after the break, along with a stream of the EP’s second track “Nefarius”.
Read our review of Tando Ashanti here.
Unapologetic, blasphemous, Satanic, evil, heathenish, pagan, ungodly, tyrannical, godless, savage, barbaric, crude, bestial, monstrous, wretched, fiendish, diabolical…just a few words that remind me of black metal. Within these 10 top albums you will definitely find that and much much more. Welcome to the be all end all top 10 black metal albums of all time list. Continue Reading