Melancholický náladotvůrný trip rock, post gothic metal. Německo.
How meaningfully and aptly this cryptic announcement was chosen. Whereas Autumnblaze's debut, "DämmerElbenTragödie", was characterised by its mystical, metallic eruptions, in this album it is the many diverse expressions that mark a new passionate artwork of sound. Trip-hop beats, rock outbursts, melancholic pop-melodies; comforting warmth, bleak hopelessness, and dream-like, sumptuous clouds of atmosphere: all these are the criteria that label "Mute Boy Sad Girl" as an album that needs to be experienced - an album that wants to touch you deeply and clearly succeeds in doing so.
Melancholický dark gothic metal v duchu kapel 90-tých let. Německo.
A tribute to the dark metal of the 1990s
With their 2009 reunion album "Perdition Diaries", the classic line-up of Autumnblaze - Eldron, Arisjel, and Schwadorf - has risen like a phoenix from the ashes. This album is a reminiscence to the dark metal of the 1990s, to a time where the conventions of metal were trampled underfoot and the genre's conceptual chains were irrevocably broken from the inside. Eldron puts it more precisely: "Bands such as Paradise Lost, Anathema, Katatonia, My Dying Bride, Dark Tranquillity, or At The Gates are prime examples for an exploration of the human soul, the struggle of the individual against the chasms of life. Away from the metal standards of the 1980s, towards a kind of deeply emotional resistance against the norms. We continue that which was begun in the early nineties!"
Akustické provedení některých skladeb od Autumnblaze. Digipack.
In celebration of their unplugged tour with Antimatter in autumn 2003, Autumnblaze re-recorded songs from the albums "Bleak" and "Mute Boy Sad Girl" for the acoustic album "The Mute Sessions". While the band combined trippy beats with rocking eruptions on their previous releases, the group around Markus B. show their proximity to classic singer/songwriters on "The Mute Sessions" to enchant their listeners in a much more intimate way.
Melancholický náladotvůrný trip rock, gothic, metal. Německo.
Compositional depth and emotional lightness
Even though their distinctive melancholy is still an essential feature of Autumnblaze, their fourth album surprises with an unexpected musical open-mindedness and energy. “Words Are Not What They Seem” gives you a lot more room to breathe than its predecessors and presents an astonishing and maybe unique melange of compositional depth and the lightness you feel.
With “Words Are Not What They Seem,” Autumnblaze continue to follow their very own way, never bending to other’s expectations or the standards of genres, but instead always driven by an inner need to sincerely express their own emotions.
Apart from their self-written tracks, there is a cover version of the Twin Peaks theme “Falling” featured on the album.
Instrumentální atmosférický black metal ze Sýrie.
After 3 years of waiting, Syrian atmospheric black metal band Autumnwind is back again with the third album "Endless Fear" as an instrumental release to simulate the story of the terrifying panic attacks that stroke the mind of its founder Abdulrahman Abu Lail in summer 2017. From the depths of horror and panic, "Endless Fear" was born to tell a story of pain and barbarian thoughts written on musical instruments pages, a story of a 5 songs album speaking throughout the mind of a victim who suffered the worst fear that a man can imagine, the fear of himself and his thoughts. For fans of Lustre, Summoning, Agalloch, Elderwind and Shining. Mastered by Digivision Records (Belarus). Artwork by Paint-It-Black Design.
Pozoruhodný temný black metal z produkce labelu Profound Lore Records. Digipack. USA.
Atmosférický halucinogenní ethno death metal ve stylu Nile , DHG, Behemoth. Řecko.
Avant-gardní death metal z USA.
Black metal. Finsko.
What you hear is what you get. BAPTISM deliver another album that is firmly rooted in Finnish black metal orthodoxy. Again their raw and unbound musical fierceness is counterbalanced by epic melodies buried underneath a shredding onslaught and majestic atmospheres. Yet despite staying true to course there is neither a feeling of stagnation nor of senseless nostalgia. BAPTISM excel in keeping true to their course, while appearing fresh and raising the stakes with their fifth full-length.
Progresivní psychedelický sludge metal post rock. Digipack. USA.
In a scene that has become largely repetitive, nostalgia driven, and prone to navel gazing, few bands stand out as breaking new ground. With their sophomore full-length 'Blood from the Lion's Mouth', BARISHI demonstrate that it is still possible to challenge the established formulas of the metal genre by recombining its musical DNA. There is an undeniable progressive undertone in their modern approach to hard guitar based music, but at the same time, the Americans delve into the darker side of extreme sound that defies the happy fret-fingering all too often employed by their peers. BARISHI provide the listener with earth-shattering grooves and savage vocals born in the verdant mountains of Vermont. Prepare to be pounded on and thunderstruck with ecstatic metal.
Velmi pěkný melancholický ambient / folk / doom / black metal. Speciální digipackové vydání. Chile.
Temný hutný sludge / drone / doom ze Singapuru.
Droning Viscous Blackened Doom/Sludge from the gutters of Singapore...Imagine Khanate/Burning Witch on a bad acid trip..
Precizní monumentální rituální black metal. Digipack. Finsko.
Ushering the dawn of a new age of darkness, BEHEXEN stirs from its solitary slumber with "Nightside Emanations", invoking chaos, heralding the decay of the (self-)righteous, celebrating the ominous, all-consuming onset of Death - embracing that eternal, perpetual, unflinching reality that awaits us all. These ten new incantations to the ancient ones are imbued with an organic, evil sound; blessed / cursed / inspired by forces from the nether realm. The serpent of black fire is summoned to set the world aflame, mankind and his impetitude razed and cleansed by the unforgiving tendrils of serpentine flame. A ritual reawakening, a call to demons, "Nightside Emanations" traverses abyssic dungeons, diffusing irresistible energies from the temple of silent curses. As all around you crumbles to dust, bow beneath the black star of Lucifer. Acknowledge the horned master in all his forms; recognise and revere his many faces.
Precizní monumentální rituální black metal. Digipack. Finsko.
Nomen est omen... the infected new release from Cvlt Finnish horde BEHEXEN delivers nothing but authentically putrid and truly insane Black Metal.
"The Poisonous Path" is a raging beast, a monstrous work straight from the hell-depths which distils a deeply mephitic climate into an addictive poison.
The production is massive, the riffing intense, the atmosphere suffocating and the melodies vicious and bewitching – pure dark sonic alchemy.
Well worth the wait, the fifth album from this superior Satanic horde commands respect: having forged their own amazingly impure path over the years, today they are at the height of their unholy Art and comfortably seated on the throne of Devilish Black Metal!
BEHEXEN, the infernal sovereign, has never been so impressive and “The Poisonous Path” is their preeminent offering to date.
Zbrusu nové album americké doom metalové kapely. 83 minut dlouhé monumentální album vydané jako dvojCD.
Precizní hutný extrémní doom / death metal s prvky funeralu a sludge. USA.
Following up their acclaimed “Longing” debut with a heavier, more colossal, crushing, hypnotic, and meditative lamentation, “Four Phantoms” sees the duo of Dylan Desmond (bass/vocals) and Adrian Guerra (drums/vocals) create a much more mournful and vast sonic procession, one which could very well be recognized as one of the most moving and emotionally draining death/doom metal albums ever conceived within this age of hopelessness and despair. The mournful aura and atmosphere of “Four Phantoms” so overwhelming, like a soundtrack to embracing the aftermath of an eradication brought upon entire races and civilizations.
Captured by acclaimed and respected engineer/producer Billy Anderson, who has given BELL WITCH their most monolithic sound/production yet, along with incredible artwork courtesy of the mighty Paolo Girardi, tracklisting for “Four Phantoms” goes as follows:
1. Suffocation, A Burial: I –...
Melancholický, přírodou inspirovaný black metal. Rumunsko.
Here’s what Daniel had to say on this new project: “Bereft of Light is a symbol for introspection, a chapter in the solitude we all long for, a thousand thoughts that break the barrier of mind and a calm before the storm of feelings.
Hoinar, Romanian word for “wonderer” is a statement of solitude and introspection, a simple but ample opportunity to escape in one self’s own world where anything and everything can shape up and be coloured in all possible tints.
A soul’s journey up the ladder of life, past, present and future. A dive into the unknown of one’s mind and an open door in the mirror of eternity.”
Pagan black metal. Španělsko.
Velice temný hluboký dark ambient z USA.
Sonic landscapes that convey a sense of the numinous, the horrific, and the extra-human. With the new release, Bestia Centauri defies once and for all the persistent mischaracterizations of its sound as belonging to the "Dark Ambient ghetto". Electroacoustic and computer music elements come brazenly to the foreground, and contribute even more so to the flow of "crawling chaos" that has always characterized and inspired Bestia Centauris compositions. The genesis and development of a monstrosity is the theme of this new work, which charts a course from mutated unicellular sonic DNA to the resultant life-form that reaches "from the jaws of the dragon, from the depths of the abyss".