Tag: Atmospheric Black Metal

Aorlhac – L’esprit des vents

The French black metal scene of late seems to have been  divided into two main factions – the already very familiar dissonant style fronted by bands like Deathspell Omega and Blut Aus Nord, and my recently discovered atmospheric style of bands like The Great Old Ones. Aorlhac’s musical style leans more towards those of the latter with their third full length album, L’esprit des vents, their first post-reunion release.

Kosmogyr – Eviternity

Kosmogyr is an atmospheric black metal duo that features members from Prague and Shanghai, two countries with cultures that can’t be more different from each other. This leaves one to wonder what they might sound like on their debut full length release, Eviternity. Would the band sound more like the raw style of bands like China’s Skeletal Augury, or lean towards the occult of Czech Republic’s Cult of Fire?

HMT Interviews: Auðn

Icelandic atmospheric black metal band Auðn left me rather impressed with this year’s sophomore full length, Farvegir fyrndar. We managed to catch the band’s guitarist/lyricist Aðalsteinn Magnússon, to learn more about the thought process behind the band and its music, as well as the landscape in Iceland.

Auðn – Farvegir Fyrndar

At risk of being labelled a Season of Mist fanboy, here’s another excellent release – Auðn’s sophomore, Farvegir Fyrndar, atmospheric black metal from the cold landscape of Iceland. If you’re a fan of Winterfylleth, Wodensthrone, or Fen, then you can be sure to have your cravings satisfied.

Progenie Terrestre Pura – Oltreluna

Progenie Terrestre Pura’s sophomore full length album Oltreluna is the heaviest work in their discography thus far. But has this increased tendency towards heaviness compromised the uniqueness of the band’s music?

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