Syndrome is the side project of Mathieu Vandekerckhove of Amenra, who is about to release his third full-length, following Floating Veins and Now and Forever. Thematically, the album follows the concept of Now and Forever, but with a switch of perspective. Where Now and Forever was a dialogue before a father
If you like “Appalachian Black Metal” in the vein of Panopticon, Twilight Fauna, Alraune, Bastard Sapling, etc, then you will have to take a deep breath and dive into the light-swallowing music of Sallow, as within you will find everything that makes eastern North American “rural” black metal such a unique thing
When I was in college, I met a girl. Not just any girl mind you, but the kind that every punk/hardcore kid dreams of meeting during those ever-so-awkward years your parents refer to as “higher education.” She wore all black, had more tattoos than a Russian prison inmate, and regularly
It has been over two decades since Orphx’s inception, and they have methodically kept at it. The experimental electronic duo started off in the early ’90s releasing cassette albums, and came into prominent fame with the rise of the rhythmic noise scene in Europe. Their existence has been an ongoing
This absence was strongly felt. Ash Borer, one of the leading black metal bands of the US scene, were keeping extremely active since 2013, releasing a couple of excellent records in their self-titled debut and Cold of Ages, a split with kindred spirits Fell Voices, and the fantastic Bloodlands EP.
Mixing genres is no easy work, and if the focus is weak, the process ultimately fails. There is a resulting disconnect that arises from a non-complete approach, even if the mix is between genres that are closely related. Barst point out that part of their goal is to be able to