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In-depth metal album reviews highlighting new releases and some of the genre’s lesser-known albums.

Neige et Noirceur – Gouffre Onirique et Abîmes Cosmiques

May 30th, 2014 in Album Reviews0 Comments

Montreal black metal entity Neige et Noirceur takes a more aggressive turn on their latest full-length.
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Lord Mantis – Death Mask

May 29th, 2014 in Album Reviews0 Comments

With the release of second full-length Death Mask, Chicago’s Lord Mantis can no longer be ignored. And I’m not just talking about the cover art.
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Avichi – Catharsis Absolute

February 25th, 2014 in Album Reviews0 Comments

Avichi‘s third full-length is a mature display of black metal that’s easily one of the better USBM releases in recent memory.
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Amiensus / Oak Pantheon – Gathering

February 3rd, 2014 in Album Reviews0 Comments

Short but excellent split featuring two promising US black metal bands.
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Ars Diavoli – Ars Diavoli EP

January 16th, 2014 in Album Reviews0 Comments

The latest release of suffocating blackness from Portuguese project Ars Diavoli comes in the form of a two-song self-titled 7″, and it’s some of their best material yet.
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Neige et Noirceur – Natura Mortis Sonoris

January 7th, 2014 in Album Reviews0 Comments

Seriously creepy ambient black metal compilation from the cold, desolate North. Emphasis on the ambient.
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Bilskirnir – Wotan Redivivus

December 12th, 2013 in Album Reviews0 Comments

With the Norse mythology imagery and song titles like ‘Blood and Spirit’ it maybe doesn’t come as a huge surprise that Bilskirnir is an NSBM band, but if you can look past the ideology issues this is a really fun album.
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Gris – À l’âme enflammée, l’äme constellée…

November 28th, 2013 in Album Reviews0 Comments

You’ve heard atmospheric black metal albums with acoustic guitars keyboards, clean vocals, etc., but Gris does it better than most.
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Fyrnask – Eldir Nótt

October 20th, 2013 in Album Reviews0 Comments

Albums like this are why I love music. Fyrnask‘s debut Bluostar definitely showed some promise, but in now way was I prepared for the level of ambient metal mastery displayed on sophomore release Eldir Nótt.
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Falkenbach – Åsa

October 20th, 2013 in Album Reviews0 Comments

The perfect combination of Viking aggression and folk-driven melody, Åsa is everything we hoped the next Falkenbach album would be.
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