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Watain: Lawless Darkness
4 out of 5 skulls

Watain
Lawless Darkness

Snaring the black metal world by the nape of the neck and forcing it’s head onto a blood stained alter, Watain‘s Lawless Darkness is poised […]

Kerasphorus: Cloven Hooves at the Holocaust Dawn
4 out of 5 skulls

Kerasphorus
Cloven Hooves at the Holocaust Dawn

Boasting the past resumes of vocalist/bassist Pete Helmkamp (Anglecorpse, Order From Chaos and more) and session drummer J. Read (Axis of Advance and more), Kerasphorus […]

Spazmosity: Welcome Death
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Spazmosity
Welcome Death

Hurling blackened death metal with a vengeance, this Stockholm band has only released a handful of demos since their inception back in 1994. Welcome Death […]

Troll: Neo-Satanic Supremacy
3 out of 5 skulls

Troll
Neo-Satanic Supremacy

I’ve never been a big fan of symphonic black metal. I hate overdone, cheesy keyboards drowning out perfectly violent and bleak ferocity — it’s just […]

Aosoth: Ashes of Angels
4 out of 5 skulls

Aosoth
Ashes of Angels

Is there a deep, dark dungeon beneath the mighty weight of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France? A perpetual blizzard atop it’s mighty peak? No? […]

Thy Flesh Consumed: Unrepentant
4 out of 5 skulls

Thy Flesh Consumed
Unrepentant

Sweet mother of all things unholy! Nova Scotia’s Thy Flesh Consumed unleash some serious sonic destruction with their brand of blackened death metal. The band’s […]

Aetherius Obscuritas: Black Medicine
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Aetherius Obscuritas
Black Medicine

The last time I heard Aetherius Obscuritas, it was on their 2007 assault, Viziok. While the band is still essentially a one man show with […]

Deiphago: Filipino Antichrist
4 out of 5 skulls

Deiphago
Filipino Antichrist

At first I’d planned on breaking this album down track by track, like I traditionally do with reviews for this here site, but sweet mother […]

Gorgoroth: Quantos Possunt ad Satanitatem Trahunt
4 out of 5 skulls

Gorgoroth
Quantos Possunt ad Satanitatem Trahunt

Legal disputes around the Gorgoroth name have plagued the band for the past year or so, but now that all is settled (legally anyways), this […]

Marduk: Wormwood
4.5 out of 5 skulls

Marduk
Wormwood

Wormwood, the latest blistering slab of Scandinavian black metal from Marduk, is another notch in the inverted cross that is the band’s discography. I’ve listened […]