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Mare Cognitum – “Crimson Abyss: NGC 2238″

More and more metal bands have been turning to the cosmos for inspiration in recent years, realizing that what flies above in the great unknown…
Wyatt Marshall | August 17, 2016 - 2:51 pm

Cult Of Fire – “Death”

Cult Of Fire put out one of the best black metal albums of 2013, one that has been both remembered and perhaps limited in its…
Wyatt Marshall | August 17, 2016 - 11:56 am


Grift – “Källan”

When people wonder aloud as to why Scandinavia produces so many metal bands, you’ll often hear about the harsh, cold landscape or the days on…
Wyatt Marshall | August 8, 2016 - 11:01 am


Stream MAKE Pilgrimage Of Loathing

About this time last year, North Carolina's MAKE released their sophomore record, The Golden Veil. That album, which mixed pensive desert vibes with moments of…
Wyatt Marshall | July 8, 2016 - 12:30 pm

Stream Moonknight Zhora EP

Moonknight play a deeply melodic lo-fi brand of black metal, and in the past, their music has sported a somewhat militaristic edge. Beneath fuzzy riffs…
Wyatt Marshall | June 24, 2016 - 12:35 pm

Sivyj Yar – “The Unmourned Past” (Stereogum Premiere)

Russia's Sivyj Yar have consistently put out some of the best atmospheric black metal albums of recent vintage, releasing beauties annually for the past three…
Wyatt Marshall | June 21, 2016 - 1:20 pm

Stream Wendess MMXXIII

Wendess are an atmospheric black metal band from Quebec, and when I stumbled across their brilliant new album, MMXXIII, I got that invigorating feeling that…
Wyatt Marshall | May 20, 2016 - 11:03 am

Toska – “Night I – Albid Gales”

Toska's "Night I - Albid Gales" falls between the cracks of clearly definable metal subgenres -- as more and more of today's best metal does
Wyatt Marshall | May 13, 2016 - 11:49 am

Forteresse – “Là Où Nous Allons” (Stereogum Premiere)

Forteresse are the standard bearers of Métal Noir Quebecois, a movement that encompasses what I think is one of the most intriguing and compelling black…
Wyatt Marshall | May 9, 2016 - 10:00 am

Sanctuaire – “Graver Sur Les Pierres, Les Souvenirs D’Hier”

Sanctuaire first arrived in 2014 from the mind of one of Quebec's most prolific black metal practitioners, Monarque Helserkr, the man behind the eponymous two-man…
Wyatt Marshall | April 13, 2016 - 12:47 pm

Stream Cantique Lépreux Cendres Célestes (Stereogum Premiere)

I've argued before that Quebec is home to the best black metal scene in the world right now, and Cantique Lepreux's debut album, Cendres Célestes,…
Wyatt Marshall | March 8, 2016 - 10:08 am

Sylvaine – “Earthbound” (Stereogum Premiere)

The French band Alcest are largely responsible for the post-rock and shoegaze-inspired take on black metal that so many people have come to love. The…
Wyatt Marshall | February 25, 2016 - 10:50 am

Waldgeflüster – “Der Traumschänder”

We're in the midst of a golden era for atmospheric black metal, when bands like Agalloch, Fluisteraars, Winterfylleth, Sivyj Yar, and Panopticon are reliably churning…
Wyatt Marshall | February 22, 2016 - 10:16 am

Krater – “Lust To Burn” (Stereogum Premiere)

Germany's Krater are a black metal bulldozer, a raging behemoth that will appeal to the death metal crowd as much as black metal types thanks…
Wyatt Marshall | February 17, 2016 - 2:59 pm

Aksumite – “Double Mask” (Stereogum Premiere)

Aksumite is one of the stars of Michigan's Colloquial Sound Recordings, the label that's home to A Pregnant Light, Dressed In Streams, and a slew…
Wyatt Marshall | February 2, 2016 - 10:30 am

Stream A Pregnant Light All Saints’ Day (Stereogum Premiere)

Last year, A Pregnant Light released My Game Doesn't Have A Name. Despite the one-man band now having released more than 15 records, that album…
Wyatt Marshall | November 2, 2015 - 10:44 am

Stream Kauan Sorni Nai (Stereogum Premiere)

Kauan blend elements of folk and metal better than perhaps any other band today, clouding doom in a lush and weary atmosphere. I've found Kauan…
Wyatt Marshall | October 13, 2015 - 10:31 am

Stream Thy Catafalque Sgùrr (Stereogum Premiere)

Thy Catafalque, a Hungarian one-man band based in Scotland, play a form of experimental and progressive metal that exists on the outer fringes of extreme…
Wyatt Marshall | October 7, 2015 - 11:28 am

Stream Fluisteraars Luwte (Stereogum Premiere)

If you're not familiar with Fluisteraars' Dromers, know that it was one of the best underground metal releases of 2013, a raw and hook-heavy black…
Wyatt Marshall | September 17, 2015 - 10:37 am

Stream Sivyj Yar Burial Shrouds (Stereogum Premiere)

We regularly feature metal from all over the world on our monthly metal column, The Black Market, ranking songs by bands from Finland next to…
Wyatt Marshall | September 2, 2015 - 9:52 am

A Pregnant Light – “No Longer N 2 U” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

A Pregnant Light isn't the same black metal band it was a few years ago, and it's surely more appealing to a wider audience because…
Wyatt Marshall | August 27, 2015 - 12:02 pm

Psalm Zero – “Real Rain” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Psalm Zero occupy a weird and exciting place in today's metal landscape. As we mentioned in our writeup of their song "In the Dead," the…
Wyatt Marshall | April 14, 2015 - 11:26 am

Weeping Rat – “Deal With the Devil” (Stereogum Premiere)

Australia's Weeping Rat plumb a dark and murky nexus of goth, post-punk, industrial, and darkwave, and you'll get the vibe with a quick listen to…
Wyatt Marshall | February 3, 2015 - 10:41 am

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April 14, 2016 on Sanctuaire – “Graver Sur Les Pierres, Les Souvenirs D’Hier”
One EP that I think deserved some praise this year was Gallowbraid's debut Ashen Eidolon. Seriously awesome stuff, I put it in my top ten.
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December 21, 2010 on Haunting The Chapel’s Top 50 Albums Of 2010