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.
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.
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.
So I got a message from this band, Agabas, a few days ago asking me to check out their self titled EP. It’s a super cool little thing. They call themselves a death jazz band and I can’t say that’s something I’ve ever listened to before. This kind of music certainly isn’t my area of expertise but I do know fun music when
Hey everyone, I have a cool album that I wanted to share quicky here. This is The Omnipresense of Loss by Urza. Urza are a funeral doom band from Germany and this is their first full length. It’s some really great Evoken style funeral doom, or at least that’s the band that came to my mind first when I was listening to it.
There’s some really great stuff on this album. The vocals are a particular shining moment for me. They go from a deep death metal style all the way up to a Ghost Bath-like shriek. It’s produced very well too, you can clearly hear every instrument and nothing gets left behind in the mix. There are some minimalist parts where it reminds me of something Bell Witch would do.