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Stream Aureole Aurora Borealis

Aureole land in the growing subgenre of black metal that focuses thematically on outer space. It's a style that has been increasing not just in…
Wyatt Marshall | December 5, 2016 - 2:01 pm

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MURG – “Mästarens Resa I Mörkret”

The black metal duo MURG emerged out of thin air last year, presumably in some icicled and snow-blanketed Swedish forest, announcing themselves with the remarkably…
Wyatt Marshall | November 16, 2016 - 11:04 am

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Set And Setting – “Saudade”

Set And Setting play lush post-rock with an acerbic metal edge, and for those who have always found the growls, howls, and yells of metal…
Wyatt Marshall | November 15, 2016 - 10:45 am

Stream Jassa Lights In The Howling Wilderness

Jassa's Lights In The Howling Wilderness is one of the most awesome and unusual black metal albums you'll hear in 2016. On the one hand,…
Wyatt Marshall | November 10, 2016 - 12:05 pm

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Stream Fluisteraars Gelderland EP

Fluisteraars put out one of the best metal records of the year last year in Luwte, an album of emotive black metal that achieved moments…
Wyatt Marshall | October 24, 2016 - 10:01 am

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

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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

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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

Comments from Wyatt Marshall

Darren, I'm so pleased it connects. I had not heard Black Table--thank you for sharing! Really liking what I'm hearing. Stay tuned, there are some exciting things coming. One in particular lands at the end of the month.
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November 19, 2016 on MURG – “Mästarens Resa I Mörkret”
or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0eKdGcuxAw
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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