Thanks to this wonderful team and their coverage, I have been on a serious Enslaved kick all day.
Cloak is popular around this corner of the internet, so let’s start there. Their third full-length album, Black Eternal Flame, is scheduled for a May 26 release through Season of Mist. Give the music video for “Invictus” a peak here, the first material off the forthcoming album, of course.
Belphegor videos are usually something to behold, and this new one for “The Devils” certainly falls into that category. That is, of course, the title-track from their latest album, which is out now through Nuclear Blast.
We’ve waited quite some time for new stuff from Black Anvil, and today we finally have it. So that’s how we’ll end our day. Check out the clip for “Castrum Doloris” below, the first sampling from Regenesis. That album is slated for a November 4th through Season of Mist. They’re also joining Cannibal Corpse, Immolation, and Dark Funeral on the road towards the end of the year, so those dates are worth checking out as well.
Medieval black metallers (a genre the world needs more of, FYI) Heltekvad have released a new track from their Eisenwald debut, titled “Eder og Hæder”. Morgenrødens Helvedesherre is out on March 25th, and can be purchased here.
And we shall transition into Friday with the new video Desaster for “Learn To Love The Void” because, well, the title of that song is my spirit animal. Give it a watch below. Churches Without Saints dropped last June through Metal Blade.
It’s the first year I’m at a loss for words. I think I said everything I had to say about lists, and honorable mentions in my 2020 post. It’s really about finding those albums that affected and impacted you, and sharing some sense of why in the hopes they might do the same for someone else. Arguing about what’s missing makes no sense; it wouldn’t change the fact that these 15 records all did something to me to make me include them on this list. Sure, maybe I forgot something, but the fact I forgot it also says something (though it could very likely be saying that my memory is going) – but I tell you what; I’ll make the same agreement with you I always do. Anything you think I might have missed I will listen to again – it might not make my End of Year lists, but it can still make an impact on me, and in the end that’s what’s always the most important.