The Way Of Purity - Schwarz Oder Rot

The Way Of Purity – Schwarz Oder Rot (album)

Release date: 10th January (digital)||Genre: Metal/industrial/goth||Label: Wormholedeath It’s great to step away from straight up metal now and then, and The Way Of Purity certainly do that, on new album, Schwarz Oder Rot. When goth and metal are successfully blended together, it can be a beautiful thing. It’s not just one gothic angle on offer […]

Carach Angren - Frankensteina Strataemontanus

Carach Angren – Frankensteina Strataemontanus (album)

Release date: 26th June 2020||Genre: Horror black metal||Label: Season Of Mist If this isn’t your introduction to Carach Angren, you’ll already know to expect something unusual. Their cinematic take on black metal has set them apart from their peers for a long time now. Every song is a story of various horror. Every album an […]

The Vice - White Teeth Rebellion

The Vice – White Teeth Rebellion (album)

Release date: 07th August 2020||Genre: Black ‘n’ roll||Label: Nobel Demon The Vice offer up a strange cross-breed on their new album, White Teeth Rebellion. As the self-applied descriptor suggests, they do indeed purvey some very fine black-n-roll. They lean heavily to both ends of the scale in that respect (often more rock than metal), and […]

Shadowflag - In Asylum Requiem

Shadowflag – In Asylum Requiem (album)

Release date: 19th June 2020||Genre: Black metal||Label: Clobber Records Stomping black metal, tied to the genre’s origins, is what you get for most of Shadowflag‘s latest offering. Blast beats, tremolo picking, ghoulish shrieks: check, check, and check. It is in the murky experimentation that this release fully comes to life. Through the sea of sawing […]

Lares - Towards Nothingness

Lares – Towards Nothingness (album)

Release date: 26th June 2020||Genre: black/doom metal||Label: Argonauta Records Thinks kick off pretty in Towards Nothingness, the new album from Berlin’s Lares, before we descend into a kind of blackened psyche-doom. A little darker than their previous work, it’s perfectly atmospheric, incredibly spacious, and certainly a bit unusual. The ‘blackened’ part cannot be overstated here. […]