Devourment are an infamous slam band out of Texas. Though they formed in 1995 their albums have been very few and far between, with only five studio albums to their name. That said, they’ve made a huge name for themselves. Their newest album Obscene Majesty is seeing tons of acclaim, it looks like it’ll be hitting a lot of AOTY lists this year.
After reviewing a few black metal records on this site I figured i’d change it up a bit, after all I enjoy all types of extreme metal, including deathcore. Deathcore is easily one of the most controversial extreme metal genres, because everyone has very strong opinions about it. I enjoy a great deal of deathcore myself, despite some of the more boring and generic bands and records in the genre. One of the biggest bands in the genre right now is Shadow Of Intent. Much like the genre they play, opinions on them are very divided. […]
Vredensdal is a black metal band out of Wisconsin in the United States. USBM tends to get overlooked because of the sheer amount of quality black metal that comes out of other countries like Norway. This album is a prime example of why we should be paying closer attention to it, because some real gems come out of the states. […]
Anyone who knows anything about kvlt black metal or 2nd wave black metal knows Abbath. The man is an absolute legend. He was the front man of Immortal, and the corpse paint design he wears is easily the most immediately recognizable piece of black metal symbolism we have. After cutting ties with Immortal he formed a new eponymous band that has just released it’s sophomore album titled, The Outstrider. […]
Written by Zax Serpent Of Gnosis As I Drink From the Infinite Well of Inebriation Death Grind USA 2019 7.8/10 Bandcamp Newly formed deathgrind unit Serpent Of Gnosis might not have been around for a […]
Advent Sorrow are an Australian black metal band that have been going at it since 2009 to moderate amounts of acclaim. They’ve come back this year with their new album titled “Kali Yuga Crown”.
To get more specific they operate out of the niche genre depressive suicidal black metal, or DSBM for short. It’s not a genre I’ve ever been all that into, but granted it is, as I said, very niche – so not a lot of music comes out of it, and the music that does come out of it rarely makes it’s way to the ears of the uninitiated. That being said, this album is a very good gateway into the genre. It incorporates elements of other genres and sub-genres such as atmospheric black metal, 1st wave black metal, and doom. The atmospheric moments come in the form of occasional keyboard flourishes and melodic guitar riffs, these influences are most present on the closing track “Death In Magic Antagonism.” The doom influences can be found on the track “Caesar” which employs these very slow, sludgy riffs. Then on tracks like “Spearhead” and “Wolf & Weapon” you can see more classic and traditional black metal song structure, especially in the drums. It’s like a black metal layer cake. […]