Posts Tagged ‘Progressive Black Metal’

Porta Nigra – Weltende

I reviewed Germany’s Porta Nigra’s 2020 Schöpfungswut third album and was blown away by their avant-garde and brutal display of Black Metal.  The band also had some industrial influences, as well as chest-thumping anthems….similar in style to certain Rammstein songs.  Yes, the band continues to sing in their native  German language, which is fascinating. As […]

Dawn of Ouroboros – Velvet Incandescence

Skull-fucking the expectations. That could be the title of this review were it to have one. When I reviewed their debut, The Art of Morphology,  Dawn of Ouroboros had a bright future. However, it felt like their first album, as is frequently the case, was a band attempting to find its voice. I refer to […]

Ashen Horde – Antimony

The weight of expectations can sometimes be quite heavy. Like your mother. So here comes Ashen Horde to give her a piggyback ride… or something. I don’t even know how to follow up my own analogy. With their new one on the incomparable Transcending Obscurity Records, they (and by “they” I mean Trevor Portz) have […]

Dismalimerence, Nurez, Olim, The Wolf Garden – Recurrence Split

The whole idea behind bands releasing splits is, generally, a fairly straightforward business decision. Two or more bands come together to share production and distribution costs, and provide one-another with a platform to get more exposure through all involved parties’ established fanbases. The bands, the fans, everybody wins. That said, it feels like the potential […]