Myteri - Ruiner

A storm is blowing. Thunder growls from far away. A bleak and melancholic guitar opens for a lugubrious introduction. But after just two minutes Myteri is fed up with beeing somberly. That’s the moment when “Ruiner” explodes into furiosly fast d-beats. From this point the rest of the record is angry and hopeless. Yet still with this melancholic sadness and beautiful harmonies. But although “Ruiner” is a fast crustcore album, it is far away from beeing dull. Read More…

Wolves in the Throne Room - Thrice Woven

I think Wolves In The Throne Room do not need any further introduction. They were one of the early bands, next to Weakling or Alcest, that embossed the term “post-black metal”. Since their first album “Diadem Of The 12 Stars” they have their solid fan base and grew in both popularity and reputation within the scene. But their last record “Celestite” did not quiet match most expectations. To much Ambient sound and too little black metal. Read More…

ColdWorld - Wolves And Sheep

As my first contat to ColdWorld with its last album “Autumn” was more than impressing, I immediately had to get hold on their latest output “Wolves And Sheep”. But this time it is a little bit different. It is “just” an ep. With two songs it spreads over almost 25 Minutes. But the vocabulary is more simplified than it was on the last album. There are no elements of post-black metal, no more shoegaze and even no more passages with clean sung vocals, neither male nor female. Read More…

Vanum - Burning Arrow

Frankly, I recognized the name-droping afterwards only. Members of Fell Voices, Yellow Eyes, Predatory Lights and Ash Borer (among others), teamed up to form a band. Vanum. And this ep called “Burning Arrow” is their second output after a full-length called “Realm Of Sacrifice”. As said: I just learned about this background after several spins of this ep in my stereo. I was totally blewn away by the music. And the newly gathered knowledge of the members behind Vanum makes it even more unerstandable. Read More…

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Time Lurker

Time Lurker

The self-titled album by TIME LURKER is an intense emotional journey. Escapism, baneful trepidation, kartharsis, relief. All presented in a forward-thinking blend of many facets within the black metal genre. Post-Black Metal, traditional roots, atmospheric moments and Blackgaze soundscapes. So I had to ask Mick about his concept. Read More…