At the Altar of the Horned God – Through Doors Of Moonlight (I, Voidhanger, 2020)

Despite metal’s obsession with occult aesthetics, its devotional aspect (a function of music that has extremely deep roots, while also being an integral part of religion and the occult) rarely goes beyond superficiality. This has obviously to do with the shock value use of occult in metal, as well as the genre’s highly individualistic and … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε At the Altar of the Horned God – Through Doors Of Moonlight (I, Voidhanger, 2020).

2017 – Top 25 albums

Places 11-25 are ordered alphabetically. Skip below for the top 10. Top EPs & Demos here. Places 11-25 (Alphabetically ordered) Arckanum – Den Förstfödde Shamaatae’s swansong is a strange beast with quite unconventional song structures – several seem like weird elongated intros or snapshots from a paranoid film. Yet, that’s the magic of this album … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε 2017 – Top 25 albums.

Skáphe – Skáphe² review

The thing about chaotic and dissonant music with highly fluid nature and unconventional song structure is that it is quite difficult to memorize as a listener, and therefore to re-visit it in its absence. Whereas more conventional music forms can be easily examined in retrospection, the category in which Skáphe's second album belongs almost requires … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε Skáphe – Skáphe² review.

Tome of the Unreplenished – Innerstanding review

Cypriot black metal: not a widely-used term. To be honest, up until now I was not familiar with any BM bands hailing from the neighboring country. However, the time has come for one to occupy my interest, namely the one-man project Tome of the Unreplenished, its debut album “Innerstanding” out through I, Voidhanger records. The … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε Tome of the Unreplenished – Innerstanding review.