Articles tagged black metal

11 Apr 2016 // 2:10 AM

Haxen: Haxen

Providence, Rhode Island grimmers are more set on making "Ceremonial Wounds" than standing on ceremony.

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4 Apr 2016 // 2:20 AM

Ihsahn: Arktis

Ihsahn's sense of adventure is all over the place on Arktis, but fortunately that doesn't prevent the music from unifying into a compelling whole.

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Greetings From the Third World: Revisiting Sepultura’s Genre-Changing ‘Roots’

Sepultura blew the doors open on our definitions of metal and so-called "world music", effectively creating a whole new paradigm. We haven't heard anything quite like it since.

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25 Feb 2016 // 3:15 AM

Rotting Christ: Rituals

Greek outfit continues an evolution that doesn't betray its roots but also doesn't blindly play the party line.

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17 Feb 2016 // 3:10 AM

Urgehal: Aeons in Sodom

Urgehal has never relented in its musical quests. This latest release is guaranteed to provide an abundance of eternal torture and dark satisfaction.

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15 Jan 2016 // 3:30 AM

Ulver: ATGCLVLSSCAP

A stellar collection of material from a collective that pushes more boundaries and buttons than it often gets credit for. An early contender for Album of the Year.

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13 Jan 2016 // 3:30 AM

Secrets of the Moon: Sun

The German metal unit takes black metal and progressive metal to new extremes on their latest release.

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Secrets of the Moon - “Hole” (video) (premiere)

Traces of classic gothic music creep into the latest track by the German black metal band.

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Black Mass Murder: Extreme Metal and the PMRC

A mainstream metal band like The Black Dahlia Murder is more explicit than anything the Parents Music Resource Center sought to regulate in 1985.

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Black Breath: Slaves Beyond Death

The Washington band take one giant leap forward on their latest LP and prove that they're one of the best bands of their kind.

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Metal and Mayhem: Presenting ‘Deathgasm’

Jason Lei Howden's delightfully macabre Deathgasm does an excellent job at reviving the corpse of splatter-comedy.

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Locrian: Infinite Dissolution

Locrian can branch out while still laying it on thick. In other words, they can have it both ways.

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10 Sep 2015 // 2:10 AM

Myrkur: M

M is a black metal album at heart, haunting and evocative.

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Dreadnought - “Odyssey” (audio) (premiere)

Classic UK prog and modern US black metal coalesce beautifully on the Denver band's epic new track, "Odyssey".

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Blood and Thunder: KEN Mode’s Stab at ‘Success’

KEN Mode's latest album is surprising people, but it should have been expected all along.

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17 Jun 2015 // 2:10 AM

Arcturus: Arcturian

The veteran avant-prog band returns with a release that doesn't always live up to its potential but is still better than half of what you streamed this morning.

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Drudkh: A Furrow Cut Short

Drudkh seem content to offer us another predicable yet satisfying slab of black metal.

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5 Dec 2014 // 3:04 AM

ZOM: Flesh Assimilation

This is pretty damn indispensable listening, and somewhere down below the man with the horns and cape is grinning in wild approval.

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Dire Omen: Wrestling the Revelation of Futility

There’s much to like about this group’s sound, direction and weightiness, but the poor production really undercuts the meatiness of their material.

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Mount Eerie: New York - 24 September 2014

Phil Elverum brought minimalist arrangements of songs from upcoming Mount Eerie release Sauna to NYC's Le Poisson Rouge, along with plenty of mystery and endearing stage banter.

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