Archive for the Black Metal Category
Taking influences from the Norwegian traditional school of black metal, adding bits from Austrasian folklore and overwhelming its concept with the right amount of atmosphere, LOTH is now giving birth to its second album called Apocryphe. With three original songs and a Guillaume De Machaut cover, the band goes straight […]
“For a scene which was once so reviled, the US black metal movement is a treasure trove of creativity. From sea to boiling sea, there are countless bands who either add a tremendous weight to black metal or whet its ever-dulling blade. Two younger bands, HAUNTER and SOVREIGN, represent this […]
Black Metal done the old, bloody way. ABKEHR’s debut LP is the first breath into this world of a swelling and pulsating black metal shadow-feeding frenzy. The recluse Northern Germany-based duo creates ominous and ravaging songs that explore the many manifestations of darkness, hopelessness, evil, and annihilation – condensing them […]
REISSUED ON VINYL!!! VOID OMNIA’s debut album originally released digital only in 2014. Void Omnia is a five-member black metal outfit from Oakland, USA, created in 2013 and bringing together former members of APOCRYPHON, MUTILATION RITES and TOMBS among others.
Author: Lord Audiopile
The first ever vinyl release of ROTTING SKY’s 2014 long lost and absolute magnum opus—Sedation—a colossal and swarming masterpiece of obsidian black droney industrial black noise. T. MESSING (guitarist of crust punk legends NUX VOMICA) brings you this mind-shattering and incredibly introspective solo work, incarnated into one of the most […]
Given how important live concerts are to the black metal experience, one would think that there would be a lot more live albums by black metal artists. But in fact, the majority of black metal bands have not provided live albums. Marduk, thankfully, have provided more than one live album; […]
Lineup changes are not uncommon in the death metal/black metal world; some death metal and black metal bands can be revolving doors. Changing personnel has been known to hurt some bands creatively, but Marduk — one of Sweden’s finest black metal outfits — has a way of emerging unscathed after personnel changes. […]
Enslaved album “Eld” Osmose Productions splatter vinyl re-issue!! Eld is the third studio album by Norwegian Viking metal band Enslaved. It was released on 7 April 1997, through Osmose Productions.
Thorns is the debut studio album by Norwegian black metal band Thorns. It was released in 2001, through Moonfog Productions. The album features guest appearances from Satyr (of Satyricon), Aldrahn and Hellhammer (of Mayhem)
Barrowlands are the heir apparents in a loosely defined scene of American black-metal bands erasing the stylistic boundaries put in place by the genre’s Scandinavian forebears. But what truly differentiates Barrowlands from the black-metal pack are the lyrics. Where a lot of bands in the genre steer clear of political […]
Of all European Black Metal artists, Samael were one of the first (if not the first at all) to open the way to the so-called “Second Wave”. These musicians took the bloody atmosphere of Slayer and the carnage theatre put to scene by Possessed, and mixed it up with a […]
As the band entered a state of hiatus in 2011, it felt like Chaos Moon would not rise again to produce their grand take on black metal. Fortunately, Poole resurrected the band in 2013, releasing the excellent Resurrection Extract the year after. Following in the footsteps of the first two […]
Formed in 1990, Impaled Nazarene has managed to piss off substantial amount of people on their long career. With Nihil, their 6th album, the band went further. The band got Alexi Laiho (COB) as lead guitarist and wrote an album that got banned in Germany because of lyrical content. Nihil […]