Man, 2005 was a crazy year for me and metal. It was the year I re-engaged with the genre, and the more extreme side held me vice-like in its grip. If it had a cool cover and logo I grabbed it, and paramount in those random grabs was the melodic black metal of Naglfar. The mix of heavy, black and melodic was an immediate hit, and they’re still a band I turn to when I want something immediately catchy and aggressive. New material has been a long time coming, but now we are diabolically blessed with Cerecloth after eight long years, and it doesn’t miss a step, picking right back up on the traits that made the band one of my gateways bands back to the genre. Continue reading →
Another Monday in this godforsaken mess. New metal, we got it, you need it, let’s do it. Tenth time’s the charm, they say, and Forgotten Tomb have finally found their way around the perfect mix of black metal and doom. Seriously, if you’re in the camp of their more doomy ways, this is a must. Another must is the newest from cinematic prog rock masters Green Carnation, great is what this thing is. Spain’s finest death metal export, Aposento, return with another slab of raucous death and it’s worth every penny I know you’ll spend on it which leaves black metal vets Naglfar as the last band standing up top and it’s business as usual for them—top tier black metal…obviously. There you have it, great picks already and we’ve barely begun so GO GET SOME.Continue reading →
It’s Playlist Saturday again. Hail Playlist Saturday. This week, I’m bringing the new Ulthar jam to the table, Anton contributes the new one from Spain’s Aversio Humanitatis, and Angela freshens things up with some new Fiona Apple. All this, and more, at the link below.