Albums Category

nyctophobia - ritual ii: the will of darkness
Another long-delayed album recommendation is finally here! This time, I was presented with a physical material by Negra Nit distro who introduced to me a never heard before band in the face of Nyctophobia. Spain-based Nyctophobia was founded back in 2005 as an obedient follower of the oldschool black metal wave. Soon after their rising from the depths, they realized that it was about time to steer clear from the overly-populated “true” direction and set themselves to unknown shores. Underground by all means – this is how you should remember this band. NyctophobiaRead More
dark ravage - the fall of inner sanctum
It’s been nearly 3 months since my last album recommendation and twice as much to have delayed this particular installment. Last year, Forgotten Path Records have been generous enough to send me a CD of one of their hot releases by Dark Ravage. This band has never been featured on SBM, so let me tell you a few words about it. Dark Ravage is a Lithuanian act that was established back in 2004. As of now, their discography includes 2 demos and full albums, one of which is the subject ofRead More
Grey Heaven Fall - Black Wisdom / support black metal
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 hence catching up with everything that was coming out was equal to convincing one that there is a higher entity than almighty Chuck Norris. Hopefully, I won’t be punished for saying his name in vain.. Last year, I also decided not to join the “Best albums” train and instead I compiled an article of some of the most promising yet hardlyRead More
Regnvm Animale - Et Sic in Infinitum / support black metal
Regnvm Animale are a duo that breaks away from the common association that most people relate to when it comes to Swedish extreme metal. In the new episode of album recommendations, I introduce an album that requires the listener to be more open-minded than ever because it is not as extreme and grim sounding as most of the albums that I have published around here. It’s different, it’s fresh and… If am to categorize Regnvm Animale’s debut album “Et sic in infinitum”, I would remain in silence for a couple ofRead More
Regarde Les Hommes Tomber, Deluge and Maïeutiste / support black metal
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 wash away the original purpose of black metal in particular? These two have been composed while silently observing how people comment on black metal as well as analysing what is becoming trending in recent years.  Increasingly, fans are getting more curious and dare to leave their “comfort zone” because as everything in this world, things evolve; some eventually for the worse,Read More
Helde - Suaren Gerizpea / support black metal

Posted On December 30, 2015By LifeloverIn Albums, Oldschool/Traditional

Helde – Suaren Gerizpea

It’s not the first time I said that time is too short because if I could just have all the awesome albums that came out in 2015, I would have had to move out to a new and significantly bigger place than the one that I am currently writing these words in. I had to pick the last album to recommend for this year and it was tough… So fucking tough! Anyway, I had to do it special and I think you’ll appreciate it because this installment is dedicated toRead More
Lychgate - An Antidote for the Glass Pill / support black metal
The rise of what is to become an omnipresent entity; of genious and consuming madness. Let me start with a foreword. This year has been exceptional because I have been honored to follow the development of a massive manifestation of evolvement and progress in what many old-fashioned folks claim that is “dead” for a long time. Black metal has reached another level of supremacy that is far beyond the surface and it transformed in what could serve as a source of invaluable knowledge and inspiration for people willing to loseRead More
Moonreich - Pillars of Detest / support black metal

Posted On November 29, 2015By LifeloverIn Atmospheric/Avant-garde

Moonreich – Pillars of Detest

When both musical and visual artwork of utmost quality collide, a big bang results in massive proportions and one of the causers for such spectacular happenings is once again Les Acteurs de l’Ombre Productions from France.  This French label introduced to me several bands that took part in SBM sampler vol. 2 and in today’s installment, I would like to present you one of them – the mighty Moonreich. If there’s one thing that I already know for sure about Les Acteurs de l’Ombre Productions, their trademark is experimental black metal andRead More
Hegeroth - Three Emperors Triangle / support black metal

Posted On November 22, 2015By LifeloverIn Albums, Symphonic/Melodic

Hegeroth – Three Emperors’ Triangle

Returning to the Polish lands once more for yet another ride through the mirky corners of the underground where I’ve been welcomed by Hegeroth; a new discovery, which is in the vein of melodic and symphonic black metal of the 90’s. Hegeroth was established in 2010 and it is currently maintaining a complete lineup of 6 musicians that are all bound by one purpose; to create black fucking metal! I was granted with an opportunity to go through their debut album “Three Emperors’ Triangle”; a relatively short one given itsRead More
Cień - Ecce Homo / support black metal

Posted On November 15, 2015By LifeloverIn Albums, Melancholic/Depressive

Cień – Ecce Homo

The season of the dead known as Winter is on the way to take over and the opressive greyness is about to consume the light, the colors and turn all this into depressive silence. Drawing a picture with such words would not be enough but fortunately, I have found the perfect black metal album that can do it instead of me. Cień (means “shadow” in Polish) might be familiar to some of you because they are part of SBM sampler vol. 2 (check it out HERE). The moment I found aboutRead More