Tag Archives: Second Wave Black Metal

Tortorum: Rotten. Dead. Forgotten. – EP

Hailing from Bergen, Norway,,,

Tortorum are a highly experienced quartet of Black and Death metal musicians who, amongst them, have played in such notable bands as Aeternus, Gorgoroth and Spearhead. Not to mention the host of other widely respected groups that make up their collective credentials. Rotten. Dead. Forgotten., their latest EP, is the band’s third release since their inception in 2010. Continue reading Tortorum: Rotten. Dead. Forgotten. – EP

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Review + Streaming: Scour – Self Titled EP

What can I say about Philip H. Anselmo that hasn’t already been said? The man is a legend. He has been, seen and done it all. His voice is one, if not the most recognizable in metal. The sheer volume of his musical output is astounding and his knowledge of heavy metal in general is encyclopedic.

Philip’s love for second wave Black Metal has been well documented. Continue reading Review + Streaming: Scour – Self Titled EP

Nidrosian Black Metal: A Primer For The Uninitiated

I was first made aware of the word “Nidrosian” by contemporary Black Metal artisans, Mare (Spheres Like Death, Terratur Possessions, 2010). Their orthodox Scandinavian sound is not what caught my ear, rather their ritualistic soundscapes, which invoked the thoughts of medieval black masses. Mare’s entire aesthetic is enchanting to the proponent of the dark arts. Their live performances are an  otherworldly experience in itself, combing sonic assault with arcane visual enchantment. Truly an impious experience.

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