Tag: Atmospheric Black Metal

Album Review: Shroud of Despondency / Cholernik Split

Shroud of Despondency/Cholernik [USA]
Shroud of Despondency/Cholernik
2012
Full Length
Independent
Black Metal/Atmospheric Black Metal

Shroud of Despondency is obviously an extremely hardworking band, with 5 releases in a single year since their reactivation, and after that a quick follow up this year with their second full length album …

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Album Review: Borgne – Royaume des Ombres

Borgne [Switzerland]
Royaume des Ombres
2012
Full Length
Sepulchral Productions
Atmospheric Black Metal

The Swiss one-man black metal band Borgne this year releases its fifth full length album, and despite it’s formation all the way back in 1998, Royaume des Ombres will be my first exposure to the band, and the description …

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Interview with Agruss

Ukraine has been pumping out quality band after band in recent years it seems, and Agruss is one such excellent example. Fusing elements of the post-rock/atmospheric style of black metal with extremely brutal death metal sections, the band’s debut album Morok is an extremely satisfying and interesting experience.

HMT: Greetings Agruss. The band was …

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Album Review: Agruss – Morok

Agruss [Ukraine]
Morok
2012
Full Length
Code666 Records
Atmospheric Black/Death Metal

With a name and album artwork as such, it is easy for one to mistake Ukraine’s Agruss for an atmospheric black metal band that plays depressive and melancholic music in the veins of what French bands such as Alcest have crafted. However, the band goes on …

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Album Review: Shroud of Despondency – Pine

Shroud of Despondency [USA]
Pine
2012
Full Length
Independent
Black Metal

After a long period of inactivity, Shroud of Despondency returned last year with not one, but two albums worth of new material, with Dark Meditations in Monastic Seclusion and Objective:Isolation, displaying 2 vastly different styles of black metal on each of …

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