Svoid are a Hungarian duo hailing from Budapest whose ten year existence has seen the band shift slowly from Black metal towards integrating more and more Rock influences until fully crossing over. While such an evolution is commonplace and the source for various dismal trends, Svoid on the other hand make their intentions clear that they are heavily informed from both genres since their inception and thus provide a combination that is honest and that unlike their peers seeks to integrate the Black metal elements into the heart of the composition rather using them for purely aesthetic reasons.
German black metal and RAC crossover band Absurd, notorious for both political views and murders, tried to go full RAC during the past decade and basically lost most of their fans, since people liked the band for its idiosyncratic fusion instead of “falling in line” with movements based on mass obedience.
For the low price of only $129.99, you can acquire the 25th anniversary box set release of Mayhem Me Mysteriis Dom Sathanas, a five-LP release including all versions of the best-known Mayhem album and the one that, as digestible black metal with throwbacks to heavy metal, inspired many to undertake the genre.
Heavy metal and grindcore hybrid Collision decided to split up last August, but went into the studio two months later to record their remaining songs as a mini-album entitled The Final Kill which showcased the evolution of their 1980s-era mix of genres.
Some reviews you can write like people in rom-coms from Hollywood. You set up your MacBook on the rear veranda, overlooking the pool and the palm trees of Los Angeles, or maybe the soft lush vegetation of Martha’s Vineyard or the Riviera. Then you pour a glass of wine, and write quite happily in your own little bubble.
Belgian grindcore band Aborted note that their upcoming EP La Grande Mascarade will hit stores and download queues on April 17, 2020. The EP features studio recordings of “Gloom and the Art of Tribulation”, “Serpent of Depravity,” and “Funereal Malediction.”
Having release their last album eight years ago, Naglfar seemed senescent but has introduced its latest effort, Cerecloth, for release on May 8, 2020, via Century Media Records. Recorded and mixed at Wolf’s Lair Studio and mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound, the album promises to follow previous Naglfar melodic black metal efforts.
Post-Molested Norwegian blackened death metal band Borknagar joins avant-jazz / heavy metal hybrid Rotting Christ for a North American tour in 2020 named “Devastation on the Nation,” including guests Wolfheart, Abigail Williams, and Imperial Triumphant.
Cirth Ungol have awoken from a twenty nine year slumber to preview the song “Legions Arise” from their new album Forever Black set to be released on Metal Blade on the 24th of April. The band ended on a sour note with Paradise Lost and the revival is sounding even worse. The vocals have been toned and layered to sound more conventional. Guitars stick to a few simple riffs and some arpeggios. The song is lackluster and has none of the passion or energy that the band once had. Metal Blade have been very good at killing old bands recently. It’s incredible how well Angel Witch survived this. If this is what the band have to offer, the album is set to be a very dull affair.
French Death/Black group Necrowretch return for their fourth full length that attempts to break out of the limited confines that have defined them for the entirety of their twelve year existence. Though there is valour in trying fix one’s errors no matter how late. Necrowretch strive to do this in the worst way possible.