Darkflight - The Hereafter / Pure - J'aurais Dû / support black metal

Latest CDs: Darkflight and Pure Join the List of My 2017 Favourites

2018 has kicked in with full force, however, I'm personally not entirely ready to turn my back on last year. I'm close but not yet! There are still some...
Grey Heaven Fall - Black Wisdom / support black metal

Grey Heaven Fall – Black Wisdom

Last year was the year of black metal and many fans as well as media collectively admitted that undisputed fact. The lists of best of the best albums seemed endless...
Regarde Les Hommes Tomber, Deluge and Maïeutiste / support black metal

3-way recommendation: Regarde Les Hommes Tomber, Deluge and Maïeutiste

Do terms such as "avant-garde", "transcending" and "experimental" are the key to unlocking doors to other unexplored dimensions concerning extreme metal? Or does this new and swiftly arising tide...
Fleshcult - Ritus / support black metal

Fleshcult – Ritus

To kick off this day properly, I have prepared for you an album that is meant to blow your mind up (literally) with an unstoppable force beyond control. Chaos,...

Norse – Pest

Norse is, as you may have already guessed, an Australian band from New South Wales that produces very fine and very black metal. Their second album, All is Mist...

Symphonies of Saturnus – There is more Darkness than Light

I cannot recall when exactly I discovered Aeons Confer but it was by accident. Their music video "ESP" crossed my sight and after listening to it for the first time,...

Shrike – Sieben

As previously announced, Berlin based Black Metal formation Shrike have been very, very busy: In June 2013, they released their album Hinab in die vertraute Fremdheit, and not even a year later, Sieben (translates “Seven”), Shrike's...

Abandoned Dreams – Isolation and Solitude

Abandoned Dreams are a Munich-based formation that produces an ultracomplex, very doomy sound they call “Blackened Doom Metal”. Founded in 2009, they shared stages with Agalloch, Fen and Inquisition,...

As Autumn Calls: Cold, Black & Everlasting

Andrew (guitar/ clean vox) and James (bass/growls) founded As Autumn Calls in 2005 and dedicated this project to epic Dark Doom. After three years of songwriting they recorded their...

Mortis Mutilati: Nameless here for Evermore

I’ve always had a soft spot for French Black Metal. I just love this totally obscure stuff they produced back in the Nineties, and I also like those endlessly...