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This album gets to the heart of what extreme music is: an artistic expression of the dark, ugly side of existence (whether in this world or the next, if you believe in that sort of thing).
You Will Never Be One of Us is brief, brutal and devastatingly effective. It’s everything an extreme music fan could want.
There were rumors that New England Metal and Hardcore Fest wasn't going to happen this year. With some changes in…
With each passing release, Ihsahn seems to add more colors and styles into the mix he concocted at the dawn of his solo career. There’s much on this album worth listening and re-listening to, and it’s those moments that elevate the rest of the material. While not every song is essential, many others still have the power to captivate in the way only Ihsahn knows how.
Nice to get some recognition from the Wall Street Journal.
Aeons in Sodom tends to play more like Urgehal’s original output: very good black metal that doesn’t really do much to stand out. However, as a tribute album made by a group of black metal brethren, it’s goal is more of an homage than a stylistic landmark.
Every style of heavy metal, or music in general, has its culminating album: recordings that capture and define a movement or era. For Norwegian black metal, Mayhem’s De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas is that record.
Social media has long been derided as the home of ridiculous cat pictures, videos and memes. This is true. Black…
Not a lot of well-known metal musicians have run for public office. And as a genre that tends to be…
Since 1997, Hate Eternal has been one of the defining voices of brutal, technical death metal. Along with fellow masters Nile…
Your first heavy metal show is important – it makes an impression on what “a great show” means to you….
From their beginnings pioneering death/doom (like fellow masters Paradise Lost) to their obsession with gloomy funeral doom, My Dying Bride evokes the air of 19th-century romanticism like no other band can: dark moors, crumbling ruins, ghostly figures in black, crows flying through the mist.
Nile demands our attention whenever they leap onto their chariots into battle. Their latest ride is entitled, What Should not be Unearthed. And the title is very deliberate, as the band aims to explore the spirit or force beneath the many world myths and religions, including that of their Egyptian muse