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Wednesday, February 12 2014

‘Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult’ Is Hellishly Illumniating

Black metal is often reduced to a slew of clichés, but Black Metal unpacks the genre’s history in its true form via a huge cast of characters.


Tuesday, December 17 2013

Ragnarök: 2013 Gloomy Awards: The Most Interesting Metal Albums of 2013

Every year a slew of great albums from the louder spheres are missed, misplaced, or overlooked on those end of year lists. Ragnarök's Gloomy Awards seeks to redress that imbalance.


Tuesday, September 17 2013

Oranssi Pazuzu - “Vino Verso (Askew Sprout)” (stream)

Fans of unorthodox and ingenious trajectories would be well advised to seek out Oranssi Pazuzu's cosmically gazing black metal.


Friday, September 6 2013

Watain: The Wild Hunt

The Wild Hunt sees the Swedish sinners simultaneously confront their songwriting skills and our definition of what Watain should sound like, while upholding the thrash/death/black metal amalgam they had honed into a sharp scepter on Lawless Darkness.


Monday, July 8 2013

On Wanting to Dream: An Interview with Deafheaven

PopMatters talks with lead screamer George Clarke of Deafheaven about his band's creative process, his writing influences, and the simultaneous allure and darkness of the pursuit of wealth in the Bay Area.


Tuesday, June 11 2013

Deafheaven: Sunbather

Unpretentious, rich, and emotionally devastating, Sunbather is a marvel of an album that sounds like the product of a band far beyond Deafheaven’s years.


Thursday, June 6 2013

Fell Voices: Regnum Saturni

Fell Voices' latest release, the massive Regnum Saturni, launches traditional black metal deep into the cosmos. It's a trip well worth taking—if you've got the time.


Wednesday, May 15 2013

Rotting Christ: Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy

If you didn't know a thing about Rotting Christ, you'd be forgiven for presuming it indulged in lo-fidelity, blasphemous nastiness--which is only partly true.


Friday, May 10 2013

Lychgate - “Sceptre to Control the World” (stream)

Cambridge, England's Lychgate craft black metal that's heavier on artistry and atmosphere than it is on violence and vitriol. But that doesn't mean "Sceptre to Control the World", from their forthcoming self-titled LP, won't crack a few skulls, either.


Sunday, April 28 2013

Toxic Holocaust: From the Ashes of Nuclear Destruction

Joel Grind takes us on a career-spanning tour of the blackened thrash demon that is Toxic Holocaust on this career-spanning compilation.


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