Discussing Thrall's third album, Aokigahara Jukai, Japanese culture and its appropriation of death, as well as some token misanthropy.
While regressive death metal outfits propound their subject matter beyond the realms of believability and grindcore naively protests its political and cultural impotence, Dethroned Emperor just do not have any fucks to give.
Deftly under-produced mysteries from some grotspot in Brooklyn.
Imaginative black metal atmospherics from the Emerald Isle.
Unknown black metallers Isenscur's debut album is the UKBM album we've been waiting for.
Hydra Head's swansong release finds Justin Broadrick and Dominick Fernow in exciting, transitory form .
An English girl with a voice, harp and synthesizer. Seriously, what's not to love?
Vemod prove their full-length debut was worth the wait.
More tantalising demos of occult metal forged in the fires of Nidaros.
A fantastic release from one of England's finest Black Metal craftsmen.
The commingling of barbarism and nobility that is the highest end of black metal.
What you *really* shouldn't turn a blind eye to before the year is out.