Ever wonder why certain genres seem to flow from particular geographic regions? It goes beyond scenes and bandwagons – it the vibrations of the earth. Music, being a series of vibrational frequencies, is sensitive to these ley lines in the earth. Musicians who are particularly attuned to themselves and their
Leucosis is one of these cases where a band that is really good flies under the radar for the majority of their releases. The Santa Cruz-based black metal band started out in 2008 under the name Gaze before changing to Leucosis, and have released two EPs so far, Movements to
When hearing the name True Love, one might not immediately arrive at thoughts of misery, isolation, torture or despair. However, upon hearing the visceral audio savagery that is Ryan Young’s solo black metal project, that is exactly where you will arrive. I first came across this project when Ryan mailed
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
Corpse paint might be fading from the new crop of black metal bands. With black metal’s inverted cross-pollination taking hold with in the metal genre, the attitude and philosophy many black metal artists claim to be as important as the music is not where the influence is taking hold. So
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.