Well, it seems that there is an 80s metal revival party going on right now so I may as well jump on and enjoy the ride.
A thoroughly fresh and original thrash band and should be listened to on merit alone and not on any musicological or nostalgic whims.
An open, relaxed, space-y, sound; very seventies, combined with deity-crushing, maddened, black metal. There is no band out there that sounds like Oranssi Pazuzu.
Join me as we take a walk through haunted woods in album form.
Pure bliss and despondency.
“Bring back the plague.”
The embodiment of a bitter winter. Although it might be my open window, I feel a slight wind coming from the speakers.
Viscerally raw yet dripping with mood, this new album from the Iraqi band Mulla hits hard and fast with all the glory of classic second wave black metal, but with something unique added to the mix.
An austere and majestic journey through the world of folk-inspired black metal.
Bearing down upon your being like some looming catastrophe that lingers in the back of your brain, this split takes the shape of an oppressive, recurring nightmare that subconsciously gnaws through your sanity without you even realising.
Although I have always been a fan of ‘shoe-gaze’ and ‘post’ styles of black metal, Alcest’s recent release leaves me thoroughly wanting.
A cold yet bewitching adventure. Do not expect to come out of it unscathed.