You can’t help but bring your own imprint to a record. Objectivity and impartiality are a lie: you come to a film, a book, a piece of music with the sum total of your experiences coloring your perception. Marketing preys on this observation, but even stripping that away (who reads press releases anymore) I can’t help but come at Deep calleth upon Deep, the ninth and latest album by Satyricon colored by my history devouring the band’s music, the knowledge of this being the first new music by frontman Satyr since being diagnosed with brain cancer, and the stark despairing image displayed on the cover. Put together, the album presents a vicious attack that resonates deeply as a highlight for both the band and 2017. Continue reading →
With winter approaching, I’d venture to say that some of us are dusting off our spiked gauntlets and bullet belts to don into the grim forests of… America? Whatever. For me, winter time usually means that I start digging back into classic black metal for a few frosty months. One of the (somewhat overlooked) gems of the second wave of black metal is Satyricon‘s sophomore album The Shadowthrone. Satyricon didn’t quite gel with the “blood, Satan, death” ideas of the rest of their contemporaries, but The Shadowthrone is an essential Satyricon album and an essential black metal album, period. For that reason, it has earned a place among our Retrospective series. Continue reading →
We’re back! Apologies to everyone for the extra week between shows–we probably would have gotten away with it all if it weren’t for those meddling technical difficulties!
Anyway, this week, the guys dig into new album announcements from Deafheaven and Children of Bodom, discuss an above-average number of sports-based things, and then Dan waxes poetic about Scottish symphonic power metal darlings, Gloryhammer. Plus, a tribute to late Nunslaughter drummer, Jim Konya.
All that and much, much more in Episode 19, so check it out!
Here’s a staggering figure for you. ProgPower USA sold out in a record nine hours.Understandably so once you dig into the lineup, highlighted by Devin Townsend, Green Carnation (playing the entirety of Light of Day, Day of Darkess), and Scar Symmetry. Drool.