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Silence In The Snow – Levitation Chamber (Prophecy)

After being the equivalent of a persona non grata for quite some time, goth rock seems to be having a revival at the moment. That’s fine with me, because I like goth rock. New bands from the US seem to… Continue Reading →

Mavradoxa – Nightmarrow (Hypnotic Dirge)

North America has a rich heritage when it comes to atmospheric black metal with bands such as Wolves in the Throne Room, Agalloch, Alda and Panopticon having evolved a style of their own, evoking images of desolate landscapes and dense… Continue Reading →

Downfall of Gaia – Ethic of Radical Finitude (Metal Blade)

Downfall of Gaia’s towering tremolo-soaked excursions should be enough to drown even the hardest of hearts in the band’s emotional vortex. The mix of post-black metal and cascading, sludgy breakdowns provide an excursion that feels both familiar and intriguingly unique… Continue Reading →

Behemoth, At The Gates, Wolves In The Throne Room Manchester Ritz 9/2/19

A perfect storm was created when they announced this show had sold out, but then to also open the doors at 17.30 seems a little crazy, there must be a good reason behind it though, and especially considering the gig… Continue Reading →

Vouna – ST (Artemisia Records)

Apparently mugwort, wormwood and sagebrush all belong to the Asteraceae genus of plants scientifically known as Artemisia. It’s also the name of new label founded by Wolves In The Throne Room so all ecologically sound and biodegradable I am sure…. Continue Reading →

Crimson Throne – Of Void And Solitude (Apocalyptic Witchcraft)

Crimson Throne are a pretty new English black metal band and signing to the interesting little label Apocalyptic Witchcraft, and have toured a fair bit recently with bands such as label mates From The Bogs Of Aughiska and Coltsblood. Enough… Continue Reading →

Finnr’s Cane – Elegy (Prophecy Productions)

What is about North America and atmospheric black(ish) metal? Wolves in the Throne Room, Agalloch, Panopticon are just a few examples of masters of this delicate art, and Canada’s Finnr’s Cave deserve to be held in the same high regard…. Continue Reading →

Interview – Wolves In The Throne Room

This interview is one of several which was originally done for a printed publication. Due to production problems it never saw the light of day so is being published here along with several others over the coming week or so…. Continue Reading →

Wolvennest – VOID (Ván Records)

Belgium’s Wolvennest have made quite the impact since the release of their self-titled debut last year- teaming up with Albin Julius and Marthynna of Der Blutharsch and The Infinite Church Of The Leading Hand for a first record is a… Continue Reading →

Zeal & Ardor – Stranger Fruit (MKVA)

When the debut Zeal & Ardor album impacted it really was that rarity of originality, strength of concept and touch of execution that marked it out as something very special indeed. The fact that it would be set upon by… Continue Reading →

Eigenlicht – Self-Annihilating Consciousness (I, Voidhanger)

It’s far too simplistic to label such a rich, complex and emotionally driven album as this from the outset with a tag or casually applied subgenre label. So it might be better to sidestep any analysis of purpose at this… Continue Reading →

Greytomb – Monumental Microcosm (Transcending Obscurity)

This Australian band’s debut in 2016, “A Perpetual Descent”, plunged listeners into a quagmire of atmospheric murky blackened horror linking outright riffing malfeasance with dramatic soundscapes that surrounded the songs on multiple levels. Not much has changed generally as the… Continue Reading →

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