Posts Tagged ‘Dan Wrathburn’

Ascension – The Dead of This World

2014 will go down as the year that Orthodox Black Metal’s literal Satan picked up and headed East out of France.  Spending most of his time in Poland, the great deceiver made an early splash in the headlines with Behemoth’s The Satanist, an album with an extra touch of earnestness for the dark lord.   Being […]

Satanic Warmaster – Fimbulwinter

Filthy Finnish stalwarts Satanic Warmaster are back with fifth full length Fimbulwinter, with 8 more songs about wolves, snow, Satan, and their usual mix of everything that makes underground black metal both great and simultaneously cringe inducing.  If you haven’t ever checked them out, the name alone (either the best or worst name ever) might […]

John Wilkes Booth – Useless Lucy

Me And John Wilkes Booth go back a long time.  It was back in the spring of 1865 that I used to hide him up in my attic after that little assassination affair.  Seriously though, I’ve been a fan of Long Island’s hard rockin’, hard drinkin’ noisemakers for quite some time now.  The band’s debut […]

Nuclear Perversions – Desolation Rituals

I have a dream. A dream that it’s 1985. Vladimir Putin decapitates Mikhail Gorbechev with a halberd while riding a chariot pulled by two bears which proceed to fight each other to eat the former leaders corpse on state controlled television. He declares himself the new totalitarian leader over Russia. The Putinator formally dedicates the […]

Winterfylleth – The Divination of Antiquity

One of the things that makes black metal so interesting as a genre is it unique ability to capture the essence of a particular place and use the listeners imagination to take them there. Winterfylleth is a band that has always made good use of their English surroundings for inspiration and do so again on […]

Unfathomed of Abyss – Arisen Upon Oblivion

Unfathomed of Abyss is a new one man symphonic black metal project from Texas. Self released debut album Arisen upon Oblivion is an opus that’s been in the works by creator Kevin Price for fourteen years. While he certainly didn’t rush to get this work out, he did make sure to put some effort into […]

1349 – Massive Cauldron of Chaos

Sometimes you have to realize just how much your relationship with a band is like your real life relationships.  For example, I’ve been in a relationship with 1349 for over ten years.  We’ve had six albums together including new offering Massive Cauldron of Chaos.  That’s longer than my marriage lasted and actually quite a good […]

Horned Almighty – World of Tombs

Do you remember when real metal musicians wore all black, spiked arm bands, raised middle fingers,  and said “Hails!” in interviews?  Pepperidge Farm remembers, and so do Denmark’s Horned Almighty.   It’s obvious from the start these guys are old school through and through. …or are they?  How old does something have to be to be […]