Chaos Invocation is one of those bands that never fails to amuse me. I remember discovering the band back in 2011 from YouTube suggestion while I was checking their Polish counterpart Oremus. It was a song from the album In bloodline With Snake. The album’s sound was heavily influenced by Watain’s Casus Luciferi, but I was more attracted towards their concept behind the album and the dark, evil atmosphere which made the album very appealing. As I checked their second album Black Mirror Hours, I became a die-hard fan and yes, it’s logical. Since the mid to late 2000’s, many black metal Continue reading Review: Chaos Invocation – Reaping Season, Bloodshed Beyond
What can I say? I’m a sucker for it. The less I know about a band the more I find myself drawn them. Bands like Ghost and especially Deathspell Omega have managed to build reputations, and more importantly, loyal fan bases despite the fact we know almost nothing about them, relying instead on the calibre of the material being released.
An enigmatic trio of musicians whose upcoming debut mini-album “Tacent Semitae” is as much Black Metal as it is a ritualistic soundtrack to the whirling, chaotic forces of the Abyss. Continue reading ADAESTUO’s “Tacent Semitae” – Reverence & Black Metal Entwine on Debut Mini Album
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
In order for a split to work and be cohesive, the bands that are featured on said split need to be cut from the same cloth. It only makes sense for bands with like interests be featured on splits. With that being said, the two bands featured here are both raw and intense black metal and have a very Continue reading Review: Aosoth / Order of Orias Split
Hailing from Germany, Kvltist will be unleashing Catechesis unto the world in December. Catechesis marks the band’s first release, and within the release you can find seven unrelenting black metal songs. Plenty of black metal bands add atmospheric elements to their music to create a certain feeling for the listener, but the approach that Kvltist takes Continue reading Review: Kvltist – Catechesis
This year on September 22nd Shrine of Insanabilis is about to come up with their debut album ‘Disciples of the Void’ through W.T.C. Productions. Doing pre-release reviews are always fun but this when I sat with this task Continue reading Review: Shrine of Insanabilis – Disciples of the Void
The second half of 2015 AD is going to see some of the black metal veterans coming out from their slough with new releases. Finnish black metal legends Horna, French black/death metallers Temple of Baal, French black metal act VI are some of the bands to release their new materials on the coming months. Kaeck, a black metal act from Netherlands is also on the roster with a unique and crushing sounded debut album.
Temple Of Baal:
French black/death metal band Temple of Baal has announced their 5th full length album Continue reading Updates: Inundation of Forthcoming Black Metal Releases
The Scandinavian black metal was in the center of attention in the 90’s due to the strong implementation of its satanic ideologies whereas the scenes in Central Europe gave themselves a strong hold on more darkened and epic approach of black metal. The bands like Summoning, Pazuzu explored fantasies and occult literature whereas bands like Abigor, Amestigon had kept their efforts based on Satanism and pagan heritage. Continue reading Review: Amestigon – Thier
At long last, one of the unsung pillars of the Austrian black metal scene returns to reclaim their throne: W.T.C. PRODUCTIONS proudly presents Amestigon‘s monumental second album, Thier. A sprawling, wholly intoxicating mass of metaphysical might and mystical atmosphere, Thier comprises four vast, void-dwelling expanses of obsidian sound, with each track in the double digits and the title track itself topping nearly 20 minutes.
The sophomore effort is scheduled to be released on 28th May, 2015. ‘Thier’ will be available on CD and digital format primarily, but it will also be released on DLP format later on.
Tharen – Drums, Vocals, Keyboards
Wolf – Guitars
Lanz – Guitars, Bass
Silenius – Vocals
Label: World Terror Committee
Acherontas, the mighty Greek Black Metal cult have recently come up with their 5th Full Length album ‘Ma-IoN (Formulas of Reptilian Unification)’. Forming in 2007, previously Acherontas have released 4 full length albums and a few number of splits, compilation and a live album as well. ‘Ma-IoN (Formulas of Reptilian Unification)’ has got out on February 27th, 2015 from World Terror Committee in CD format. This 11 tracks record plays more than an hour and I believe I would not be exaggerating if I say this one of the finest Black Metal records that I have been through in recent time!
The sound of ‘Ma-IoN (Formulas of Reptilian Unification)’ completely signifies the album title and Continue reading Review + Streaming: Acherontas – Ma-IoN (Formulas of Reptilian Unification)