Quintessential Lovecraftian Black Metal – ‘Al Azif’ by The Great Old Ones (2012)

Ahead of their 2016 European tour alongside intense German black-metallers Der Weg einer Freiheit, which kicks off later this month, Weird Metal Blog celebrates The Great Old Ones‘ (TGOO) phenomenal debut album from 2012, Al Azif.  I’ll admit that this is more an essay than a blog post – apologies – but I think the album’s quality […]

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Four Theses on Weird Metal

The post below was originally given as a paper entitled ‘”Within this music’s darkness are glinting the treasures”: Four Theses on Weird Metal’ at The Weird: Fugitive Fictions and Hybrid Genres – a conference run by the University of London on 8 November 2013. It has been tweaked to make sense as a blog post, with recent […]

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Album Review: ‘The Finest Day I Ever Lived, Was When Tomorrow Never Came’ by Monolithian

Released on Atomsmasher Records in 2015, The Finest Day I Ever Lived, Was When Tomorrow Never Came is the debut album from Falmouth’s finest doom/black metal duo Monolithian. Combining the seriously bad-ass bass-playing and varied vocal styles of frontman Simon with Shannon’s solid drumming, Monolithian are a formidable live force. Weird Metal Blog knows this, having […]

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