despair, dementia, dissent
black metal, death metal, funeral, dungeon, dark ambient, harsh electronics, intense (neo-)classical
Super-atmospheric, doomy black metal on World of Wounds by Barren Canyon (2018, Avantgarde Music). Great synths and ambient passages cushion some majestic, despondent, angry riffs.
A Wound of Body (2018, Cyclic Law) is a superb dark isolationist drone work. COMMON EIDER, KING EIDER must have pulled this grim stuff straight from some dust-laden, forgotten crypt.
“Astrogrind”? I’m down with that. On Impossible Orbits (2017, Selfmadegod), DEPHOSPHORUS like to set a breakneck pace with their cosmic death and blood-curdling screams. The tracks have often got a definite swing to them as well. Killer stuff.
The Spider Goddess by LVTHN (2017, Fallen Empire / Rat King / Amor Fati) is some sublime ritual black metal, crunchy and droning. Make your way down to the temple and praise the Goddess. Blesssssss.
Filthy, teeth-grinding, blackened death metal. Mylingar’s Döda Drömmar (2018, Amor Fati / Vigor Deconstruct / Fallen Empire ) picks up where Döda Vägar left off. Dedicated to dead dreams everywhere.
With Blodbad och Efterspel, Örnatorpet focuses on a key episode in Swedish history, and on dungeon synth with a mysterious atmosphere. A tad simplistic, but it strikes the right mood, and the better tracks are towards the end.