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 […]

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. […]

Graveir - King Of The Silent World

Graveir – King Of The Silent World (album)

Release date: 17th April 2020||Genre: Black metal||Label: Impure Sounds As jangly guitars and straight up drums introduce King Of The Silent World, it seems as though this is going to be one for fans of black n roll. That would be a bit of a sideways step from Graveir‘s previous fare of discordant, 21st century […]

Torchia - The Coven

Torchia – The Coven (album)

Release date: 27th March 2020||Genre: Metal||Label: Rockshots Records Melodic blackened power death thrash? Too many tags in one? Apparently not. Torchia manage all five, and it sounds pretty damn good! It’s consistent throughout, as well, which is a pleasure to behold. All too easy a mark to miss. Their more song-bird moments sound very Scandinavian […]