Review | LIGHT DWELLER Glares with Shadowy Discord on Lucid Offering

            Illumination is a key function of light, but shadowy recesses are naturally brought out by its presence, and these effects are both realized through LIGHT DWELLER, a one-man agent of disharmonic radiance from the USA’s harsh desert regions. Its moniker seems almost counter intuitive, considering the favor it shows toward dark and unsettling auras,Continue reading “Review | LIGHT DWELLER Glares with Shadowy Discord on Lucid Offering”

Review | WATAIN Seizes Rapture on The Agony & Ecstasy of Watain

          Words of power are cast as this eminent Swedish horde rides forth, and their arrival is heralded by a thunderous new opus that augments our chaotic times. WATAIN has honed a distinct sound over the years, which delved into experimentation on 2013’s The Wild Hunt, followed by the total primeval blackness of 2018’s TridentContinue reading “Review | WATAIN Seizes Rapture on The Agony & Ecstasy of Watain”

Review | VALAC Prolongs the Plague on Howls of Infinite Horror

            The next breed of sickness has emerged, and no this isn’t about the recent monkeypox outbreaks, but instead refers to the latest affliction from VALAC, a one-man black metal project lurking in the shadowy USA. This mysterious entity was featured in THE MISANTHREPORT’s very first collection of short reviews with Burning Dawn of Vengeance,Continue reading “Review | VALAC Prolongs the Plague on Howls of Infinite Horror”

Review | DEATHSPELL OMEGA Channels Refined Darkness on The Long Defeat

            One of France’s most renowned acts has suddenly resurfaced, and this arrival brings forth a new opus to drive the momentum of their prevailing discography. The distinct experimental sound of DEATHSPELL OMEGA is thoroughly sited across the genre, and that style continues here on The Long Defeat, but with the intensity favoring a visceralContinue reading “Review | DEATHSPELL OMEGA Channels Refined Darkness on The Long Defeat”

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”

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”