Despite its strengths, Drudkh’s new offering is impossible to love.
As is tradition, it takes a Finnish band to show the others how to play funeral doom fit for the house of God.
Northward surprise with their ability to channel the fuzzed out euphoria of Forest and Branikald through the blasting melodies of Ukraine circa 2003. Mandatory.
The UK stoner rock heavyweights return with spliffs a-blazing to unleash this surprise hit.
“Pulsating hypnotic ecstasy” seems to aptly sum up composer Mario Diaz de Leon’s new album.
Lurking in the heart of the Netherlands, another faceless unit rises to rend black metal’s corpse asunder.
Feedback-fuelled incantations of a French witch.
Masterful hymns from the Sabbatic craft.
Mind-bending occult doom.
A masterclass in true-to-form death metal. Dark Decent Records have released Timeghoul’s demos as a compilation, and about time too.
Good things come to those who wait. Asva’s latest album, Presences of Absences, was brewed to perfection over three years and it’s their most daring effort to date.
Shards of blinding white light gather in the black flame. Sutekh Hexen’s noise-fuelled assault reaches new levels of catharsis.