2020 Albums

Album Review: Ande – Voseenkuil 8.4 (Black Metal)

A black metal album that’s actually comforting to listen to? I never thought I would hear such a thing but Ande have produced such an album. Black metal, in general, creates three moods for me; either I want to go get lost in the woods for a few hours, I want to scream about Satan for a while or it makes me want to soak in my own nihilism. Ande have given us a record that makes me want to curl up in front of a fire with a blanket and a cup of tea to listen to it. I think it’s a really unique record in the regard. It’s been refreshing listen to this album while getting ready to review it. […]

Redemtion sign with AFM Records
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REDEMPTION sign with AFM Records

Highly-acclaimed progmetal act REDEMPTION got a lot of well-deserved attention for their recent album “Long Night’s Journey Into Day” (2018). It is the first album to feature Tom S. Englund on vocals (charismatic frontman of Swedish dark melodic metal band Evergrey). Led by guitarist Nick van Dyk, the band has established a strong name for itself through its musicianship and live performances since the release of their same-named debut album in 2003. […]

Aussie metal

Australian Heavypedia: Interview with Ploughshare (Black Metal)

Ploughshare are a unique force in the Australian underground by forming abrasive music ideas into music that is surprisingly palatable and addictive. I became familiar with them when I got In Offal, Salvation (2018) on cassette which is still one of my all time favorites now. Since then they’ve released Tellurian Insurgency, an EP that was well circulated in the wider metal community online even entering some end of year lists for 2019. […]

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Microdose: Deer Park Ranger, Theory Of A Deadman, The Echelon Effect & Stone Temple Pilots

Mass is still at the helm of Microdoses and he’s already mixing it up. This week we take a break from extreme metal and delve into a world of more radio friendly rock and post rock. Some people listen to stuff other than metal, that’s probably a good idea. What are some of your favorite non metal albums coming out lately? (There’s a comment section). […]