How do you describe something that defies description at every turn? What does ‘avant-garde’ even mean when you are so far removed from your peers that you don’t even seem to notice them? George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel is not necessarily your go-to spirit guide for examining and understanding boundary-pushing psychedelic metal, yet here we are, listening to Waste of Space Orchestra’s monumental Syntheosis and witnessing abstract concepts swirling and coalescing around us. True to Hegel’s dialectical method, concrete meets abstract and both are reconciled to pure absolute during the course of the album, in the sublime manner of an eternally recurring sonic metamorphosis equal parts primal and cerebral. Continue reading
Cantos are less frequent during the holidays.
- Here we go. Dark Buddha Rising and Oranssi Pazuzu will be releasing a new album together under the name of Waste of Space Orchestra next April through Svart Records. This is gonna be big.
- The Browning will be hitting the road in early 2019. Dates are in March and April and they will be joined by Betraying the Martyrs and Extortionist.
- Metal fans consume a lot of consumables. And by that I mean we like drugs and alcohol, in case you weren’t aware.
- Ignite have released a new music video for “Nothing Can Stop Me.” If you’re feeling some melodic… hardcore… punk… this is for you. Check it.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
As we cross into the latter half of 2015, having surrounded ourselves with wave after wave of quality black metal already, we pick up right where we left off. Hailing from Finland, Abyssion brings a psychedelic industrial fusion to black metal in their latest release, Luonnon harmonia ja vihreä liekki. It’s a take on the genre that has gone unexplored since the start of the year, but the sheer enjoyment found on these particular tracks will ensure that won’t be the case going forward.