Black Metal Chronicles Essential Black Metal Listening

Essential Black Metal Listening: DARKTHRONE Under a Funeral Moon

Posted by | June 30, 2017

Darkthrone’s 1993 album, Under a Funeral Moon, represents the true essence of black metal. You can largely determine how you feel about black metal by how you respond to this album. Its 39 minutes of morbid darkness contains everything devotees love about 2nd-wave black metal, and thus represents everything its detractors hate.

| June 30, 2017

Album Review: AT THE DRIVE-IN in•ter a•li•a

Posted by | May 12, 2017

Much of in•ter a•li•a comes off like a band making a concerted effort to cast off accusations of bloat and indulgence in their former projects, typically by keeping things brief and uptempo, a textbook example of an aging group trying to prove they can still rock out just as fiercely as the generation that supplanted them. This works intermittently but definitely does work.

| May 12, 2017