Review | AL-NAMROOD Defies Authoritarian Faith on Worship the Degenerate

            Religious oppression is still an unfortunate reality in certain places, including the hostile lands of Saudi Arabia, where atheists and agnostics are deemed terrorists, ironically, and death could also be the penalty for renouncing Islam. Even that country isn’t exempt from the omnipresent adversary that is black metal, however, and despite its strict dogmaticContinue reading “Review | AL-NAMROOD Defies Authoritarian Faith on Worship the Degenerate”

Review | DARK FUNERAL Summons the End on We Are The Apocalypse

            The gaping abyss sees these legendary Swedes arrive in the company of demonic legions, and with them comes the forces of death and destruction to cleanse our despairing times. DARK FUNERAL is one band who chose not to remain idle during the 2020 lockdowns, instead utilizing their extra time to compose new music, andContinue reading “Review | DARK FUNERAL Summons the End on We Are The Apocalypse”

Review | VORGA Explores Futuristic Ruin On Striving Toward Oblivion

            A fatal course is pursued by these German void dwellers, and its outcome is on the threshold with a new manifestation to follow 2019’s Radiant Gloom. This debut expedition offered a glimpse at the celestial forces lying beyond our known sphere, and now VORGA has engaged a full-length immersion in this universe titled StrivingContinue reading “Review | VORGA Explores Futuristic Ruin On Striving Toward Oblivion”

Review | KING SATAN Unmasks the Universe on Occult Spiritual Anarchy

            Everything you consider absolute is put to probes with the return of Finland’s industrial metal provocateurs, who began disrupting our conventional sphere in 2017 with King Fucking Satan, followed by 2019’s I Want You to Worship Satan, and now they’ve completed a trilogy with the third full trip titled Occult Spiritual Anarchy. The metalContinue reading “Review | KING SATAN Unmasks the Universe on Occult Spiritual Anarchy”

Brief Reports From March 2022

            Time is fleeting as we’ve already crossed into the second quarter of 2022, and with the continued farce of our existence comes a concise dose of distinguished releases that actualized during March. Powers from various black sorceries and entities are seized on this collection while typifying the ferocity and majesty of their arts, andContinue reading “Brief Reports From March 2022”

Review | MORMÂNT DE SNAGOV Emanates Dark Elegance on Exquisite Aspects of Wrath

            This Finnish outfit is known for devising a unique breed of hateful refinement, and now MORMÂNT DE SNAGOV, a name using Romanian in reference to Dracula’s grave, has crafted a fourth full-length embodiment of that quality titled Exquisite Aspects of Wrath. Its blackened essence joins with traces from other genres, along with various elementsContinue reading “Review | MORMÂNT DE SNAGOV Emanates Dark Elegance on Exquisite Aspects of Wrath”

Review | BRUTE Executes Bludgeoning Precision on Essence of Tyranny

            One of death metal’s definitive qualities is personified by this Slovakian entity, and BRUTE is precisely the style of force exerted on their fourth mighty slab titled Essence of Tyranny. This blunt or barbarous approach is only one aspect of the attack, however, and it drives the proliferation of various fretted patterns and techniquesContinue reading “Review | BRUTE Executes Bludgeoning Precision on Essence of Tyranny”

Review | BLACK FUCKING CANCER Spreads Malign Wrath on Procreate Inverse

            A malignance is doomed to metastasize in the USA with the imminent release of Procreate Inverse, and it carries the raw hostility from the self-titled debut of BLACK FUCKING CANCER into elevated chaos and savagery. These energies are harnessed to compose plaguelike embodiments that roam across the blackened spectrum, with the genre’s origins assertingContinue reading “Review | BLACK FUCKING CANCER Spreads Malign Wrath on Procreate Inverse”

Brief Reports From February 2022

            The second chapter of the new year has passed, and with that comes the time for reflection on some new standout efforts from February. This also comes with a side thought since certain world events can’t be ignored. The current conflict between Russia and Ukraine shows we must be doomed to pass continually fromContinue reading “Brief Reports From February 2022”

Review | IMMOLATION Scorches Through Darkness on Acts of God

            A brooding glare rises with the eleventh full creation from one of classic death metal’s most revered names, and its power attacks the corruption lurking behind humanity’s institutional facades. IMMOLATION is known for incorporating darker shades within their breed of brutality, and Acts of God maximizes this aspect in the crushing imposition of itsContinue reading “Review | IMMOLATION Scorches Through Darkness on Acts of God”