Feast upon the obscure, dishevelled black metal of Brazil’s Thyrkron within.
Black metal of a higher calibre from France. The Great Old Ones await; stream Al Azif in its entirety, exclusive to Lurker’s Path.
A stunning debut demo from Holland’s Laster. Conceived and recorded in just one day, this high-spirited take on black metal will leave you in awe.
In the first of our “Classic Albums” columns, we defend the occult mysteries concealed within Dissection’s Reinkaos.
This incarnation of Impiety is a taut and disciplined force of destruction that more than lives up to the album’s title.
Philadelphia gives birth to a foul fiend.
“What is black metal? How much of yourself should you invest in these two words? Maybe this energy should be invested in ourselves instead. Existence would perhaps begin to actually mean something.”
Mgła of Poland have long ruled the upper echelons of intelligent black metal with an iron fist – this year they return to unleash With Hearts Toward None and assert their dominance.
Inverse is upon us.
Sword Toward Self have managed to inject some much-needed venom into the war metal template. Highly recommended to all who might lurk here.
South Africa’s black metal underdogs speak of their journey from the practice room to grooves in wax.
Only a band with all the mystique, prestige and influence of Lunar Aurora can reawaken something quite profound within this cold husk.