Album Review: Borknagar – True North 7.5

November 16, 2019 CarcassBOMB 0

I have been looking forward to this album. I’ve been a big fan of Borknagar for years, they’re a unique band that always puts out quality works. Their 2016 album ‘Winter Thrice’ was a big hit with me so I was sort of concerned about how this album would shape up next to it. My conclusion is that it’s not quite as good but instead a very close second. So, let’s talk about why.

Album Review: Scargzlot – Wolf’s Atonement 8

November 16, 2019 CarcassBOMB 0

Here in the states and surrounding countries, winter is coming on. Hell, depending on where you are, you might already be getting the brunt of it. With winter comes changes, like the weather, and the holidays, and the very distinct difference in mood, atmosphere, and aesthetic. I find black metal to fit winter quite well, so naturally I jam a lot of black metal around this time of year.

Microdose: Ploughshare – Tellurian Insurgency (November 29)

November 14, 2019 CarcassBOMB 1

Well that was unsettling. Ploughshare play a fucked kind of black/death/sludge metal that will make you feel physically unsafe even in the comfort of your own home. Tellurian Insurgency is their brand new EP through Aussie label Brilliant Emperor and it releases on the 29th of November. Not an album for the easily scared, if this is you, then turn your radio back on and continue listening to Kyle and Jackie-O, you clicked the wrong social media link. Happens to the best of us.

Tape Review: Peasant/Somalgia – Within, Without (2019)

November 10, 2019 CarcassBOMB 0

I love split cassettes, you never know what is going to be thrown at you. It forces you into a more open minded state and what I received from this dank split is some enchanting black metal from a bunch of grim cunts in the UK. Limited to a now sold out 50, this is indeed a neat tape to receive. Might as well get on it digitally and give it a listen.

Album Review: Deadwood Lake – Immortalised In Death 7

November 4, 2019 CarcassBOMB 0

This is my first encounter with Deadwood Lake and I have to say that, all in all, it’s pretty positive. This band is a black metal outfit that is on the melodic side of the spectrum. Melodic and atmospheric black metal is kind of my domain, as it’s what I tend to listen to the most, so I’m usually a harder critic on these types of bands. That being said, I’m pretty pleased with this album.

Review/Interview: Moon and Azure Shadow – Age Of Darkness and Frost 9

October 25, 2019 CarcassBOMB 0

I’m so excited to share this album with you guys, it’s an absolute gem. Moon and Azure Shadow is a solo project that mixes atmospheric black metal with Japanese style soundtracks. You have to listen to this with headphones on in a dark room to get the full effect of how grand this album is. As a fan of soundtrack style music and dark ambient, I’m so stoked to see that type of sound being so well mixed with the harshness of black metal.

Micro Dose: Swarn – Black Flame Order (2019)

October 19, 2019 CarcassBOMB 0

Swarn make some filthy raw blackened death metal. It’s got fuzzed out, loud, heavy riffs with a strong throttling low end. The vocalist employs these very evil sounding guttural growls that blend black metal and death metal vocal styling perfectly.

The drums are very well produced and performed, the snare sounds tight as hell. All of this is topped off with a dark dingy tone and atmosphere. They also take a death metal approach to song structure with fast furious songs and the album clocking in at just under 30 minutes.