Exclusive preview: altostrati - chromatic

Inter­net music col­lab­or­a­tion is cool. 100% live col­lab­or­a­tion over Dis­cord is way cooler, and that’s just what valyri and r0x4ry did, res­ult­ing in over an hour of really intense dron­es­capes.

DEITUS - Via Dolorosa

There’s always going to be a cer­tain aggres­sion and dark­ness to black metal, but DEITUS take a lot of time to craft broad vis­tas rather than pure oppres­sion.

valyri - Phases

This album has the power to calm me, the way pre­cious few things have in this tumul­tu­ous period of my life. It trans­ports me to its own world, but more import­antly, it man­ages to chan­nel some of its serenity back into our world, which is more valu­able still.

Evoken - Hypnagogia

Hyp­n­ago­gia is Evoken’s most rel­ev­ant record since Anti­thesis of Light, and proof that bands can rein­vent them­selves in subtle ways over the course of a quarter of a cen­tury.