Rammstein, Godflesh, success, and legacy

Rammstein’s Mutter was essentially the sound track to my mid-teens. It rarely left my stereo. For the Kerrang! TV generation they were something of a staple. The interesting thing about them as a popular phenomenon is the same line many of the more metallic industrial bands must walk. Too metallic for goths and cyber-goths, too … Continue reading Rammstein, Godflesh, success, and legacy

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Two independent organisms, one suppurating deformity

NokturnalMortum and The Ruins of Beverast both released an album this year. Beyond that there’s not much connection between the two outfits other than their status as masters of post 2000 European black metal. The Ruins of Beverast have been releasing material fairly consistently both chronologically and qualitatively over the past few years. Starting with … Continue reading Two independent organisms, one suppurating deformity

People are pretty strange these days, and why I don’t review

If the noughties were an album, 2000 would be a meandering opener, a directionless ambient track lightly seasoned with dread, it would be entitled ‘intro’, or ‘prelude’, or ‘prologue’, 2001 would be the big opener that really draws the listener in and sets the tone for the remainder of the record to come. 2004 and … Continue reading People are pretty strange these days, and why I don’t review