atmospheric black metal
October is upon us and it’s time to journey back 20 years and enjoy some releases in Black Metal. The list is comprised of the main releases in order that my personal tastes enjoyed; I might have missed some releases, but I am going off of the best internet sleuthing that
“Broken limbs bound to funeral pyres, torches lit, skyward, ceremonious light for the damned, the lord is now upon you” begins They Became the Falling Ash as it takes you on an hour-long journey. This second full-length from Ethereal Shroud, or rather Joe Hawker, from Isle of Wight, is sure
When members of well-respected and celebrated bands collaborate on a new project, prior assumptions are naturally going to be formed regarding its sound. When the musicians involved are as prolific and creative as Kyle Morgan (Ash Borer, Predatory Light) and Michael Rekevics (Fell Voices, Vorde, Vilkacis) however, such trite expectations
The Church of Ra has long been established as a focal point for strength and unity within the Belgian metal scene, and indeed for artists and musicians beyond the country’s borders who find themselves drawn to their vision and artistic aesthetic. Amenra may have been the initial keystone, but the
Scotland’s Barshasketh have been slowly but surely making a name for themselves on their home ground, with 2013s Sitra Achra gaining them attention and plaudits alike for a record that spoke with a maturity and grasp of the genre, while allowing the young band to evolve and seek new movement.