Black Metal Reviews

Batushka - Hospodi Album Cover Artwork
7.5
Batushka – Hospodi (, )
11th July 2019 -

Being taken from the Slavic Old Church word for God, you may go into the new Batushka – The Metal Blade one – album with expectations of something continuing in their ritualistic approach to black metal. You would be correct. With their sophomore release, Batushka continue in the manner that made them such an exciting proposition on the debut album…. Read More »

Cirith Gorgor - Sovereign Album Cover Artwork
6.5
Cirith Gorgor – Sovereign (, )
18th April 2019 -

As the sound of waves raging against rocks echoes out into the void, Funeral March For Modern Man, the introductory song for Cirith Gorgor’s latest album, Sovereign, begins. It is a melancholic and elegiac, stunted piece that is somewhat hopeful in its harmonies and stringed accompaniment. It is the inly moment of optimism in the album. As it ends the… Read More »

Latitudes - Part Island Album Cover Artwork
9.5
Latitudes – Part Island (, , , )
1st April 2019 -

Some people write off post-music as egregiously onanistic or pretentious. These people are of course fools who have never heard, for example, Through Silver In Blood, Kodama or Sunbather. In the world of post- music exists a rainbow of talented artists creating works of wonder with the tools handed down by previous generations of musicians. They seek to create something… Read More »

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Zeal & Ardor – Live in London (, , )
21st March 2019 -

Zeal & Ardor are one of the most unique and spellbinding bands in the current metal scene. Lead by the enigmatic Manuel Gagneux, their blending of spiritual slave music and black metal is certainly something that needs to be heard to be believed. With that said the studio cannot do the band the justice they deserve and to see them… Read More »

Behemoth - I Loved You at Your Darkest Album Cover Art
9
Behemoth – I Loved You At Your Darkest (, , )
2nd October 2018 -

Following up the modern classic that was ‘The Satanist’ was never going to be easy. Behemoth’s magnum opus changed the game in the world of extreme metal, raising the bar and challenging peers, contemporaries and all future artists to up their respective games and attempt to knock the Polish quartet off of their blackened pedestal. The underground has responded phenomenally… Read More »