Black Metal Archive

Vit – The Dry Season

“The Midwest is such a tabula rasa.” – Richard Powers, author As a nearly lifelong Indiana resident (save for a couple of glorious, highly caffeinated years in Seattle), I’ve definitely become acquainted with the ugly side of the middle region of the country. I mean, sure…many of the stories thrown around bear at least a [&hellip

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Kozeljnik – Null: The Acheron of Multiform Negation

Hailing from the stomping grounds of Belgrade, Serbia are Black Metallers KOZELJNIK. The band formed in 2006 and have since released: 2 full length albums and 2 EPs. Currently consisting of drummer L.G. and vocalist/guitarist/bassist Kozeljnik (both members of other Serbian BM bands MAY RESULT and THE STONE). This is my first exposure to KOZELJNIK [&hellip

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Algide

  Hails to Algide! Tell us about this debut EP of yours, ‘Mortifier’, if you will! What can fans expect from these four rituals? This EP groups our first 4 titles. They represent the beginnings of the human destruction. Fans will find there a French Unholy Black Metal! What is the history of Algide? This [&hellip

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Strynn

What is the history of the band? Where, when and why did you form? Dwimorberg and our ex-bassist formed a band in 2008 in Bordeaux, Obscurisis joined the band at the beginning of 2009 and Anadrark in September. In 2011 we changed our name because our new material had a different musical orientation. And why [&hellip

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Aosoth – IV: Arrow in Heart

By this point anybody who knows anything at all about Black Metal should be more than familiar with the workings of France’s, “Aosoth.” With a vocal assault spearheaded by none other than Mr. MkM (also of Antaeus) it’s easy to expect an all-out assault. Not necessarily so. If you’ve paid attention to the band as [&hellip

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Humut Tabal

Texas appears to be fertile grounds to spawn black metal bands. Only a few branch out into national and international levels. I stumbled upon Humut Tabal a couple of years ago and was perplexed over their unique take on black metal. Instead of pigeonholing themselves, they draw into a vast amount of influences (and probably from within [&hellip

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Zifir / Cult of Erinyes

This split album from Tanquam Aegri Somnia immediately surrounds and assaults the listener with opener ‘Teutoburger Wald’ from Beglium’s Cult of Erinyes. All-enveloping darkness quickly captures the light and silences the crowd with a furious black blasting which continues without relief for quite some time. While the simple chord progressions layered on top of relentless drums [&hellip

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Ruins

Tell us of your new full length, ‘Place of No Pity’ from Listenable Records! This marks your fourth full album, yes? Yes. This latest album has been out a while here in Australia now, but it has only just recently seen release in U.S. What can fans expect of this album? Would you say it [&hellip

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Ankou Awaits

Hails to Ankou Awaits! Give me, if you will, a brief but brutal history of the band. How, when, where and why did you decide to create music under this name? Greetings! I created the project on a whim in August 2011. I was doing experimental heavily symphonic music under a different project name at [&hellip

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Vlad Tepes – War Funeral March

Well speak of The Devil and he shall appear! Hardly moments after I mentioned Vlad Tepes in my recent review of Bhaobhan Sidhe do I come across a re-release of this legendary demo on CD from the venerable Drakkar Productions (who has been one of the most consistently solid and true labels for decades now!). [&hellip

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