Pacifying beauty: Wiegedood and Drudkh

‘Consistency’ is a descriptive word. But when used to discuss discographies, beneath consistency’s benign exterior lurks the spectre of value judgement, a positive subtext. A consistent artist is one that can be relied upon to achieve a baseline level of quality. Both these artists are consistent. But this commonplace reading of the word carries with … Continue reading Pacifying beauty: Wiegedood and Drudkh

I like the beats and I like the yelling: Sorcier des Glaces, Goatcraft, Kyrios

Sorcier des Glaces: Un Monde de Glace et de Sang (2020) 2020 is an even number. As such, we were due a new Sorcier des Glaces album. Their rise from obscure one-time hitters with 1998’s ‘Snowland’ to one of the most celebrated pillars of Canadian black metal has been a slow and steady march. A … Continue reading I like the beats and I like the yelling: Sorcier des Glaces, Goatcraft, Kyrios

I like the beats and I like the yelling: Beherit, Spiritual Holocaust, Oldmoon

Beherit: Bardo Exist (2020) 2020, a year that will be remembered for its global pandemics and aging black metal artists offering up ambient albums no one asked for. And much like Burzum’s aptly named ‘Thulean Mysteries’, Beherit’s ‘Bardo Exist’ lands with little fanfare or preamble. It is a habit of these mysterious misanthropes from the … Continue reading I like the beats and I like the yelling: Beherit, Spiritual Holocaust, Oldmoon

I like the beats and I like the yelling: The Kryptik, Helvetes Javla Skit, Noxis

The Kryptik: Behold Fortress Inferno (2020) Straight out of Rio de Janeiro comes the best Swedish black metal album you’ve heard all year. This forty-minute-long EP offers some of the best melding of epic riffcraft with bracing symphonic atmospheres to be heard in a long time. Channelling the spirit of Dawn or Vinterland, The Krytpik … Continue reading I like the beats and I like the yelling: The Kryptik, Helvetes Javla Skit, Noxis

Doom metal

Acid Bath Acid King Ahab Bongripper Candlemass Cathedral Church of Misery Churchburn Conan dISEMBOWELMENT Divine Eve Earthen Grave Electric Wizard Esoteric Jess and the Ancient Ones Jex Thoth Kadavar Lord of Putrefaction Magic Circle Monolith Cult Monolord My Dying Bride OM Pallbearer Paradise Lost Pentagram Pist.On Purson Saint Vitus Skepticism Sleep Stoned Jesus Thergothon Trouble Type … Continue reading Doom metal

Death metal

Acerbus Abomination Adramelech Amorphis Anatomia Asphyx At the Gates Atheist Autopsy Blaspherian Bolt Thrower Cancer Cardiac Arrest Carnage Cemetary The Chasm Cianide Death Deceased Deicide Demigod Demilich Derketa Desecresy Disharmonic Orchestra Dismember Entombed Entrails Execration Father Befouled Funerus Gorguts Gorement Grave Grotesque Horrendous Immolation Imprecation Incantation Krabathor Lantern Maleficarum Malevolent Creation Massacre Master Mitochondrion Morbid … Continue reading Death metal

Black Metal

A Forest of Stars A Transylvanian Funeral Abigor Abruptum Antaeus Averse Sefira Bathory Beherit Behemoth Beithioch Belial Belphegor Black Funeral Blasphemy Burzum Celtic Frost Cirith Gorgor Cradle of Filth Dark Tribe Darkspace Darkthrone Dawn Demoncy Dimmu Borgir Dissection Drudkh Eldamar Emperor Enslaved Faustcoven Forest Frozen Shadows Gehenna Gorgoroth Hate Forest Havohej I Shalt Become Ildjarn … Continue reading Black Metal