Ash Borer
Reviews // 2 Articles

Ash Borer: Bloodlands
17 Mar 2013 // 5:03 PM

For any black metal to be effective it needs to meet two simple artistic requirements: create a credible atmosphere and convey the ill-tempered emotion therein. Ash Borer doesn't simply communicate those elements; it enshrouds the listener in them.

Ash Borer: Cold of Ages
8 Oct 2012 // 5:03 PM

Whether Cold of Ages reflects the repeated patterns of nature and life, a nihilistic devotion to demolition, or rebirth from the ashes has been left open to interpretation. What is very clear, however, is that it is a hugely important album for the US black metal scene.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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