CANTO: Blood Incantation, Helloween, Behemoth, and More

And on this day, we drink bourbon.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Initial Descent: November 7 – 13, 2021

200 STAB WOUNDS
200 Stab Wounds – image courtesy of Nick McGroder

It got colder. And rainy. And the time changed. Make it stop. But, enough of my discomforts. New metal is why you came and we definitely can oblige with another long list this week: 200 Stab Wounds are coming in hot with their long awaited full length that’s an open love letter to the kind of gory death metal that struck fear in parents back in the day, next up is Dold Vorde Ens Navn with a black metal effort that’s an excellent combination of its members (do your research), then we’ve got an off kilter death metal outing from Vertebra Atlantis, a physical edition of cosmic black metal from Mesarthim, and a whole grab bag more that follows. As usual, something for every taste here so jump in and get some. 

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Exclusive Stream: Sun of the Sleepless – “Forest Crown”

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Happy Wednesday to you all! Today we are pleased to bring you a brand new track from the dark ambient project known as Sun of the Sleepless. The one-man German project is set to release To The Elements on July 21st and with just over a month to go before this album drops, one of the album’s more entrancing moments is available for streaming just after the jump. “Forest Crown” is a quick-hitter worth getting lost in so I encourage you to give it a listen below. Continue reading

Album Review: Eïs – “Bannstein”

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Let’s keep 2015’s trend of phenomenal German black metal going. For a country that has been subject to some criticism for lacking a quality extreme metal scene, this year has certainly put some of that to rest. The focus now is on Bannstein, the latest release from Eïs. While the album itself dropped well over a week ago now, Bannstein’s quality is certainly worth continuous studying. Start to finish, the black metallers out of the North Rhine-Westphalia region have created a black metal piece that leaves a noticeable impression.

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Album Review: A Forest of Stars – “Beware the Sword You Cannot See”

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Wow. What an experience the last hour has been. Forgive me, but it’s taken until now for me to uncover the fantastic sounds that define A Forest of Stars. Over the course of their eight-year career, the Leeds, UK-based ensemble have spent four albums creating a psychedelic black metal sound that’s some kind of special. And the most recent of these—their new full-length, Beware the Sword You Cannot Seeis sure to be a record none of us will forget about anytime soon.

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