Rainbows in the Dark: Ols — “Widma”

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Chances are if you’re a religious reader of this site, you’ve seen us talk about this album a lot recently, and with good reason.  Ols have put out an album that is at the same time haunting, gorgeous, terrifying and totally engrossing with Widma, and even though we’ve already tackled this subject, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to grab this promo and throw my own thoughts in the ring.  By all means, though, go listen to the album premier.  You have no excuses!  This is Rainbows in the Dark, featuring the best of all things non-metal and metal-adjacent. Continue reading

Album Premiere: Ols — “Widma”

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You may recall that a couple of weeks ago we sampled the latest release from Ols through the video for “W ciemny las”. And today, a week before the official release of Widma, we are thrilled to present a stream of the album, in its entirety, right here. Start to finish, Widma is a dark neofolk masterpiece that will undoubtedly attract fans from all edges of the musical spectrum. Give it a listen for yourself immediately below. Continue reading

Rainbows in the Dark: Blood and Sun – “Love and Ashes”

It’s been quite a long time since we’ve brought you something from beyond the world of metal, but like the mighty halogens and the noble gases, we’re back with something less metallic in nature but just as compelling and righteous.  Blood and Sun’s sophomore release Love and Ashes is an album that I could not pass up the chance to review, and it’s a perfect excuse to bring back some content that hasn’t been getting a lot of love in these hallowed halls recently.  This is Rainbows in the Dark, featuring the best of all things non-metal and metal-adjacent. Continue reading

Rainbows in the Dark: Ulvesang – “The Hunt”

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Welcome back to Rainbows in the Dark, our section devoted to covering all that which lies adjacent to or outside the realm of heavy metal.  Today, I’m extremely excited to bring you my thoughts on an album that has been captivating me for weeks now: Ulvesang‘s The Hunt, a brilliant and moving work of dark folk music. Continue reading

Sepulchral Saturday: Isenordal – “Shores Of Mourning”

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I’m going to go ahead and proclaim Isenordal‘s debut, Shores Of Mourning, one of my better new discoveries to emerge in 2017. It may still be early in the year — and my personal lackadaisical approach to new music hasn’t helped either — but don’t let any of that take away from how impressive and transcending this neofolk/funeral doom project is. Dark and addicting, Isenordal have created something that will continue to mesmerize us long after the first several spins have elapsed. I would not be surprised in the slightest if additional praise resurfaces as we approach this year’s conclusion. Continue reading