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Meat, Mead, Metal · 3d ago

PICK OF THE WEEK: Völur switch focus to masculine characters on second journey ‘Ancestors’

Storytelling through music and words can transform an album experience from a collection of songs to a narrative you must follow from front to back. Even if the piece is not a true linear co...
Meat, Mead, Metal · 4d ago

Nightmare noisemakers Endon return with added madness on terrifying ‘Through the Mirror’

Music generally is designed to make you feel something, be that anger or joy or sadness or any number of emotions. Unless we’re talking about pop country. I don’t think you’re supposed to fe...
Meat, Mead, Metal · 5d ago

Wode’s death metal assault hits bloody new heights on violent second album ‘…Countercosmos’

The other night, I went to see some friends’ band play live, and about halfway through their set, I was super excited over how much they’ve progressed over the past year or so. That’s the go...
Meat, Mead, Metal · 6d ago

Time Lurker’s atmospheric first record takes journey through humankind’s anxieties and pain

The self-titled debut record from French one-man black metal band Time Lurker could be a tale about any one of us. Also, could I pour more descriptors into that opening sentence? Anyway, hav...
Meat, Mead, Metal · 1W ago

PICK OF THE WEEK: Suffering Hour make death, black metal fit their mission on ‘In Passing Ascension’

It’s been exciting hearing bands take death and black metal and push it beyond earthly boundaries. It’s always great when music stays traditional, and we love a ton of groups that do that. B...
Meat, Mead, Metal · 1W ago

Icelandic chameleons Solstafir push deeper into psyche skies on dreamy new opus ‘Berdreyminn’

Progression for a band can be good and bad, depending on where the music lands and if people accept what you’ve done. Ulver is practically unrecognizable musically from their original form, ...
Meat, Mead, Metal · 1W ago

Swedish doom warriors Below smear glory and fire back into metal with ‘Upon a Pale Horse’

There was a time when a great deal of metal, no matter the style, could be described as glorious. Huge melodies, vocals scaling mountain peaks, and rushes of energy were not uncommon. That’s...
Meat, Mead, Metal · 1W ago

Desekryptor unleash violent death metal that goes for the jugular on ‘Chasm of Rot’ demo

There are many ways to appreciate music, whether it’s for feel, technical prowess, or something else. Point is, a lot of times it’s really something inside of us that’s triggered when we hea...
Meat, Mead, Metal · 2W ago

PICK OF THE WEEK: Von Till sets new fire for Harvestman with galactic ‘Music for Megaliths’

There are those within metal’s circles whose resumes cannot, and should not, be questioned. Steve Von Till is one of those people, as he has built ample credit and benefit of the doubt being...
Meat, Mead, Metal · 2W ago

Sovereign wreak havoc on fiery new demo; Caïna, Cara Neir split a bittersweet, powerful display

We’ve been a little lax of late getting to some smaller releases that have come out, and for that, we cannot apologize enough. We tend to concentrate a lot on full-length releases around her...