Reviews

Beyond Dawn “Revelry” (1998)

2. May 2018 James Slone 0

“Revelry” is pretty bleak in a subdued kind of way, a post-black metal doom album with a subtly experimental bent and an expressive rock sensibility. The album’s a little like a more metallic late-period Swans, […]

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Bathory “Blood on Ice” (1988/1996)

2. May 2018 James Slone 0

“Blood on Ice” is one of the essential metal albums, being both the termination point of black metal and the beginning of Viking metal, years before either sound became full-fledged genres. Some might argue about […]

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Bal-Sagoth “Battle Magic” (1998)

2. May 2018 James Slone 0

In my opinion (which counts for a lot in some parts of rural Honduras), “Battle Magic” remains the crown jewel of the Bal Sagoth filmography. I say filmography because Bal Sagoth albums are multimedia experiences […]

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Arcturus “La Masquerade Infernale” (1997)

30. April 2018 James Slone 0

“La Maquerade Infernale” was and remains a tremendously influential album. Arcturus was largely responsible for popularizing a more theatrical strand of atmospheric metal, and “La Masquerade” was the band’s defining statement, a grotesque and vaudevillian […]

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