Black metal makes is easily the most inaccessible of metal’s sub-genres yet the one which yields the most satisfaction for those prepared to burrow beneath its darkness.
Earthlings? are probably destined to remain a cult band, quietly, weirdly rewriting the rules, somewhere out there in the alien desert – and I wouldn’t have it any other way.Read more "Earthlings? Rewriting the Stoner Rock Rules"
The Waning Moon, like all the other Monolithian releases, is a bass-fetishist’s wet dream.Read more "Monolithian: The Waning Moon"
Tentacled slug-creatures, shipwrecks and nautik funeral doom – Weird Metal Blog investigates Ahab’s 2015 concept album ‘The Boats of the “Glen Carrig” and William Hope Hodgson’s eponymous source novel.Read more "The Boats of the “Glen Carrig”: Ahab and William Hope Hodgson"
In Part One of our 2016 round up, Weird Metal Blog discusses Wardruna’s latest album and shows as personal highlights of the year.Read more "Weird Metal Round-Up for 2016, Part One"
Review of Merzbow’s latest vinyl release ‘Kakapo’ through environmentally-conscious record label Oaken Palace, with label profile.Read more "Merzbow, ‘Kakapo’ (Oaken Palace Records)"
Legion of Andromeda are a two-piece industrial/noise/black metal outfit from Tokyo, Japan, and Iron Scorn is their first full-length recording, produced by Steve Albini no less. I picked up the cassette at a gig supporting Ommadon at the Unicorn, Camden, earlier in the year. This proved to be an extremely intense and uncomfortable performance – due to […]Read more "Album Review: ‘Iron Scorn’ by Legion of Andromeda"