"It's not all about the black metal, it's also about books!"
A sincerely magickal statement from one of the finest bands to crawl from the woodwork this year.
Daemon Worship Productions is proof that orthodoxy can still be scathing and iconoclastic in this modern age of experimentation.
A diligent acolyte's struggle with the ever-shifting Deathspell Omega.
Svartidauði offer mind-warping sacraments in the Flesh Cathedral – destined to be one of the finest black metal albums released this year.
In the first of our "Classic Albums" columns, we defend the occult mysteries concealed within Dissection's Reinkaos.
Mgła of Poland have long ruled the upper echelons of intelligent black metal with an iron fist – this year they return to unleash With Hearts Toward None and assert their dominance.
... and we will descend into the eternal torment...
Our favourite band Kayo Dot returns. We say favourite with good reason. Listen to Gamma Knife.
The Thousandfold Epicentre is a brash statement of infernally inspired verve, setting an unreasonably high standard for the retro-rock resurgence.
Our Father, who hath never existed, non-existent be your name. Thy Kingdom failed, thy will unto Satan, on earth as it is throughout the universe. Give us this day my daily orthodox-reverb-drenched-black-metal-band.
Worshipping in the astral satanic cosmology of Inquisition's latest ritual, which sees the band fine-tuning their orthodox black metal to near fervent levels of perfection.