Brutal, crushing death metal, riffs that you can’t help nodding your head to… Though Frozen Soul might not be redefining the death metal genre, they definitely know how to do it right.
With this stunning artisan masterwork of mesmerising atmospheric dark ambient music, German solo musician Thomas Langewehr beckons tantalisingly to each listener.
A moodboard of tones, soundscapes, electronic planes and spires protruding into the not too distant future, REMNANT ensconces listeners in a cyberpunk reality.
The saying goes: “In his house in R’lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.” After listening to “kOsmik,” I’m pretty sure Cthulhu’s writing vicious atmospheric metal.
Grave Blankets discuss the piecing together of their debut EP. They describe how the band formed and they also articulate an intriguing notion whereby each member’s contributions to the band’s output are for the collective of the outfit and not for egotistical inflation.
This sense of being pounded with a brick in your face does not end until you either put off the album or manage to make it to the final track.
Interspersed throughout the frigid void writhing, feverish outbursts of death industrial erupt and sometimes, molten heaps of sheet metal eek to create scathing harsh noise textures.
This album is just filled with so many great moments and while the writing manages to respect the time-honoured tradition of Candlemass’s well-known sound, the band really brings something new to the table with this release.
The unbridled melancholy pouring from each individual note swirls together to forge a blizzard of biting anguish, though amidst the relentless gales, moments of sunlight manage to break through.
Astronoid mixes aggression with ambience to make metal you can breathe.
Blue Öyster Cult was wrong; you should fear the reaper.
When listening to Heretics a few key words came to mind, those being: heroic, brooding, reverend and dare I say, heavenly at times.