IDES break every single rule of punk and hardcore on their new LP, and it’s damn magnificent.
“Bring back the plague.”
Haunted by Cruelty sounds like the soundtrack to an army of demons marching towards heaven, ready to pull the angels down into the abyss.
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.
Members of The Body, Full of Hell, and Lingua Ignota combine to give us a lesson in restraint and trust on their debut LP.
A metal record has never made me cry. Until Atna.
An austere and majestic journey through the world of folk-inspired black metal.
Midwest screamo outfit Snag shine a harsh but passionate light on climate change with their latest release.
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.