Tag Archives: Black Metal

Song of the Week: Alcest: Percées de Lumière

Alcest: Écailles De Lune

“Percées de Lumière” is an amazing song performed French black metal band Alcest and appears on the album Écailles De Lune from 2010. The song’s title translates to Openings of Light. The track displays some of Neige’s most dynamic singing. As with most Alcest songs, the song is melodic, deep and layered with walls of

Metal Review: Satyricon: Live at the Opera (2015)

Satyricon: Live at the Opera

I am upset with Satyricon. It is merely April and I already have my album of the year picked out. How I would love to be wrong by having someone outdo their latest effort, Live at the Opera, but I cannot see that actually happening. This album is absolutely crushing on every level. Satyricon is

Song of the Week: Agalloch: Falling Snow

Agalloch: Ashes Against the Grain

“Falling Snow” comes off of Agalloch’s third full-length, Ashes Against the Grain, which saw the band lose some of its neofolk elements and concentrate on a more straightforward sound. The band began to tour after the release of The Mantle and found it hard to play some of the tracks live, so they concentrated on

Metal Review: Hacavitz: Darkness Beyond (2015)

Hacavitz: Darkness Beyond

Once upon a time, there was a little band called Hacavitz who released 3 albums, the most notable of which was 2007’s Katun. Fans who actually got to hear the album loved it, but those same fans complained about how little originality the album contained. 2010’s Metzli Obscura received the same feedback. Fast-forward 5 years

Metal Review: Ergot: Victims of Our Same Dreams (2015)

Ergot: Victims of Our Same Dreams

Due out on March 30, 2015 via De Tenebrarum Principio, is the new album from Ergot entitled Victims of Our Same Dreams, and this album is not one to be missed by black metal fans. It is an atmospheric trip back to the olden days of black metal when bands like Satyricon and Emperor ran

Metal Review: Ithaqua: Initiation to Obscure Mysteries (2015)

Ithaqua: Initiation to Obscure Mysteries

From the hub of black metal, Greece… Huh? I know that sounds strange, but Greek black metal outfit Ithaqua is set to rock the black metal universe with their debut demo, “Initiation to Obscure Mysteries.” Containing 5 tracks of raw, brutal aggression, this demo is something special. While not perfect by any means, “Initiation to

Satyricon Reveals Upcoming Live at the Opera Album Details

Satyricon: Live at the Opera

The mighty Satyricon is set to release “Live at the Opera,” the first ever Satyricon live CD/DVD album this April. “Live at the Opera” was recorded and filmed in September 2013 at the Norwegian National Opera with the band performing with the Norwegian National Opera chorus. It will be released as a double CD/DVD box

Metal Review: Blodhemn: H7 (2014)

Blodhemn: H7

Norwegian black metal band Blodhemn is back with their latest collection of black metal madness “H7.” The band is the brainchild of the multi-talented Invisus and is only his third release in ten years since the band’s inception. Hailing from Bergen, Blodhemn has a lot to live up to coming The album opens with that

Metal Review: 1349: Massive Cauldron of Chaos (2014)

1349: Massive Cauldron of Chaos

Norwegian black metal horde 1349 is back with the sixth full-length release, “Massive Cauldron of Chaos,” a collection of 8 hyperspeed tracks like only 1349 can bring via Seasons of Mist Records. After so many teases by streaming track after track of this latest effort, we finally get our greedy little hands on this album.

Metal Review: Solstafir: Otta (2014)

Solstafir: Otta

Icelandic post black metal outfit Sólstafir is back with their fifth full-length release in “Ótta.” While their are still slight remnants of their olden black metal days nearly 20 years ago, the band has shed their black metal skin and are still making high quality music under a different light. This light is still dark