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Aosoth: IV: An Arrow In Heart
4.5 out of 5 skulls

Aosoth
IV: An Arrow In Heart

Huh. Apparently, I haven’t encountered France’s Aosoth since their 2009 release, Ashes of Angels. I wonder where the hell I’ve been the past few years. […]

Cough/Windhand: Reflection Of The Negative
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Cough / Windhand
Reflection Of The Negative

Cough and Windhand may both hail from Richmond, Virginia, but their music, however, is worlds apart. On one hand you have the sludgy, slow moving […]

Von: Dark Gods: Seven Billion Slaves
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Von
Dark Gods: Seven Billion Slaves

First formed in the late 80’s under the watchful glare of ringmaster Venien, Von have frequently been credited with influencing much of U.S. black metal […]

Vit: The Dry Season
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Vit
The Dry Season

Any time I take a look at an album (or EP as in this case) and it’s only got four songs weighing in at nearly […]

Lightning Swords of Death: Baphometic Chaosium
4 out of 5 skulls

Lightning Swords of Death
Baphometic Chaosium

Lightning Swords of Death’s 2010 sophomore release, The Extra Dimensional Void was a blasting, furious black metal affair that left little to the imagination. Three […]

Denouncement Pyre: Almighty Arcanum
4 out of 5 skulls

Denouncement Pyre
Almighty Arcanum

Let’s get the giggles out of the way first. The moment I saw the album artwork for the latest full-length from Australia’s Denouncement Pyre two […]

Hate: Solarflesh
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Hate
Solarflesh

I’m not entirely sure what to make of Hate’s eighth full-length effort, Solarflesh. It’s part Morbid Angel, mostly Behemoth (think Evangelion), sometimes blackened, sometimes not. […]

God Seed: I Begin
3.5 out of 5 skulls

God Seed
I Begin

Having split from Gorgoroth in 2009 in a fairly public legal battle, King and Gaahl have been crafting what would ultimately become their debut full-length […]

Anaal Nathrakh: Vanitas
4.5 out of 5 skulls

Anaal Nathrakh
Vanitas

Anaal Nathrakh’s 2009 release, In the Constellation of the Black Widow, was a phenomenal album that was easily one of the most violent sounding releases […]

Ragnarok: Malediction
4 out of 5 skulls

Ragnarok
Malediction

Norway’s Ragnarok are back at it again with their seventh full-length effort, Malediction. I’m sure fans of the band are well aware of what they […]