Beltez

Interview

Beltez

BELTEZ began as a relatively boring black metal band. Over the time they evolved and created an outstanding album with 'Exiled, Punished... Rejected'. Somewhere between US- and Post-Black Metal it was one of the most outstanding records of 2017. Time to check the whole story behind the band. Read More…

Cryptae

Interview

Cryptae

The Dutch duo CRYPTAE creates an unique approach on death metal. Somehow abstract, pure and minimalistic, dark and disturbing. I immediately fell in love with this discomforting blend between Portal, Conqueror and Sunn O))). Read More…

Belus - Apophenia

Sometimes I’m terrified of my heart; of its constant hunger for whatever it wants. The way it stops and starts. Its seek for hope and light. And its desire for darkness, dissonance and despair. And I’m even more terrified how Belus feeds my hearts most urgent needs. For joy - within desolation. For trepidation - with playfulness. For purity - in diversity. With all those conflicting elements, “Apophenia” is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Read More…

Auðn - Farvegir fyrndar

With their second album “Farvegir fyrndar” Auðn find a perfect balance between grounded and traditional black metal and the more atmospheric and transcendental interpretation of the genre. It is a melodic, melancholic album with very versatile songs that coherently flow from calm to harsh to majestic to furious. With the spirit of Winterfylleth, the roots in Norway and a similar approach on post-rock like Fen, Auðn create an dense and moony album. Read More…

Aosoth - V: The Inside Scriptures

This is the closing chapter of Aosoths current musical and lyrical concept. Uncertain what that means for the future of the band, it is undoubtful that “V: The Inside Scriptures” marks the most mature output they have delivered so far. And that makes this record one of the most important black metal records of this year. Still Aosoth maintain their dissonant and baneful approach. Many moments exchange between grinding repetitions and nightmarish atonal riffs. Read More…