atmospheric black metal
There are a ton of bleak new black metal projects being spewed from the icy maw Fallen Empire Records, Aureole‘s “Alunar” is the first of them to wedge itself into my head. This dismal gem dropped back in September and is not unlike the bulk of Fallen Empire’s roster. Aureole
Let me pick my heart up from off the floor. It is scattered all over the room, because I just finished listening to GLOAM‘s new EP Vanquished, and the damn thing plunged me into a misery so grand that my heart literally atrophied, crumbled and poured out of my ribcage
Words can be powerful things. The word used here to describe Skáphe’s music is ‘asphyxiating’, and they use it before I even get the chance to, predominantly because an invisible entity suddenly lunges at my throat and claws incessantly, preventing the flow of air through some unknown means. Is it
In this year so far, we have been gifted with a great amount of awesome releases. Within the black metal spectrum, we were gifted with great offerings from bands like Woods Of Desolation, Thantifaxath, The Great Old Ones and Sun Worship – just to name a few of my favorites.
Labels: Forcefield Records, Inherent Records,Anti-Corp Records. Take bands like Alkerdeel, Ash Borer, Encircling Sea, Indian, Lord Mantis and Velnias. Bands where black metal and the massive and enveloping overtones of doom and sludge travel on the same frightening frequencies. Bands that build long, winding and epic behemoths of sonic destruction,