despair, dementia, dissent
black metal, death metal, funeral, dungeon, dark ambient, harsh electronics, intense (neo-)classical
Raw punky black metal like it should be done. Arnaut Pavle’s self-titled debut EP originally came out in 2013, but got a deserved vinyl release on Mystískaos this year. Scoop this up to give your breakfast a kick or whatever.
Sometimes you just go «fuck yeah, that’s a riff!». Cold Curse pulls that off a couple of times in the span of just ten minutes with their hardcore-infused death metal. Violent Measure is one heck of a 7 inch and I’m so here for it. Out now on Creator-Destructor.
We’ve been depressed as fuck, and words come hard. But we cannot stay silent about the new HAUNTER album, out through I, Voidhanger and Tartarus. This is death metal equal parts subtle, aggressive, and melancholic. Kinda like old Opeth but without the saccharine bits. This one just keeps growing on me.
This is sad, very sad, alternatingly soft and abrasive. I love it. HOLY FAWN put enough hard edges into their shoegaze to push it to my edge of the spectrum. DEATH SPELLS came out a year ago, and it still kicking around my playlists. 🖤
It’s the blending of sluggish gut punches and sharp aggression that makes doom/death such a potent combo. Mortiferum’s upcoming album has both in spades, and a crushing production to boot. Old school, proper shit. This girl’s content. “Death-bearing” indeed.
Disgorged from Psychotic Depths is out since October 11th on Profound Lore.
It went under my radar for a while, but Nachtmystium’s Resilient EP is a solid piece of work. An essay in black metal versatiliy: slightly melancholic and ponderous, with some bright open vistas and diverse composition.
It came out last year on Prophecy and bodes well for things to come.
Sad, sad, realms… Ah yeah, that classic sympho black up in my face. Just leave me here for a while with this Odium classic all the way back from 1998.
Tyrannic are at it again with their filthy old school black metal on Exterminating Angel. Can’t get enough of this stuff: it’s raw, it’s doomy, and with surprises around every corner. If Furze isn’t enough for you, give these guys a go! Tape/digital via Seance Records.
Yellow Eyes’ Rare Field Ceiling is the latest, deeply satisfying chapter in one the most impressive black metal journeys of recent years. Read my full review here.
Yhdarl does howling mad funeral doom on M O R B U S. It hurts. It’s sick. I want it.
Listen to their outrageous cover of Faithless’ “Insomnia” in my latest episode of Stygian Dementia.