Posts Tagged ‘black metal’
Posted on Friday, June 17th, 2016
Lovingly pinched from Echoes And Dust: It’s hard for a label like Broken Limbs Recordings to exceed expectations, especially since I’ve come to expect great releases from them, but Wode may just be the best album they’ve ever released. It literally blew me away, and that’s not an easy feat to accomplish.
I may heap excessive praise to albums that provide me a fun time listening to them, but Wode’s self-titled album is nothing short of special. It’s just catapulted past Goetical Equivalent as my favorite black metal release of the year, something I wasn’t expecting, to be honest.
Big hooks merge with some insane drumming on this album. Think Wodensthrone meets Altar of Plagues. Wode may have just raised the bar for UK black metal, and considering that this is their debut full-length album, this band’s future is indeed bright!
From first note to last, this album doesn’t waste time with iffy riffs or pointless hackery. Original to say the least, quintessential modern black metal without sounding overtly experimental, Wode nail the coffin on mediocre second wave inspired retrograde material.
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Posted on Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
Do you remember the first time you listened to Earth, or at least Sunn O))), if that’s where you started your droning expeditions? Or the first time that Pyramids debut assaulted and caressed your ears at the same time? Or all the other first times you listened to music that […]
Posted on Saturday, September 7th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from Pitchfork: By their very name, side projects entail second-class status. They’re not a musician’s main act, or, at the very least, they’re the other outlet that’s taking attention away from the reason we care about said musician in the first place. They’re a “project,” too, an experiment […]
Posted on Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from About.com: Heavy Metal: The Ruins of Beverast have been an impressive one-man band since their wrenching Unlock the Shrine debut. Former Nagelfar drummer Alexander von Meilenwald has been stretching the limitations of black metal with much success, and he’s now gone four for four with Blood Vaults […]
Posted on Monday, June 17th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from Infernal Masquerade Webzine: Rounding up our promo package from LADLO productions, today we have another exciting new outfit from France under the moniker Regarde Les Hommes Tomber. With their self-titled debut release, this band manages to blend elements of Neurosis and Amenra and create a very tight […]
Posted on Saturday, January 26th, 2013
Praise for Ash Borer‘s Self Titled from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: Originally released as a super limited cassette on Psychic Violence in 2011, then a little later, on Pesanta Urfolk as a limited LP, and now finally, this killer collection of avant, droned out, post rock flecked, West Coast black […]
Posted on Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
Lovingly pinched from Metal Review: When news came out that blackened French masters Blut Aus Nord would be unleashing not one, not two, but a full trilogy of albums within a short time span, the skeptics immediately started crying foul that they couldn’t possibly have that much staggering material ready. […]
Posted on Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
Lovingly pinched from Pitchfork: Don’t be surprised if, at least at first, the latest and best album by New York black metal reconstructers Krallice sounds like a blur. Though Years Past Matter is the band’s shortest record to date, it is also their most relentless and unforgiving, comprising six tracks of impossibly choreographed and […]
Posted on Saturday, August 25th, 2012
Praise for Ash Borer‘s Cold Of Ages from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: A brand new record from Arcata black metallers Ash Borer, and more importantly, their first album with a title! On Cold Of Ages, the band continue to hone their sound, still delivering their black buzz missives in the […]
Posted on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012
Lovingly pinched from Metal Sucks: It’s impossible to mention Nihill without bringing up Dodecahedron. Well, no, it’s absolutely possible, but it’s harder now that the latter band have released one of the more fascinating and challenging metal albums of the year. The link between the two is Michiel Eikenaar, provider […]