Tag: Black Metal

Gaerea – Unsettling Whispers

The huge influx of extreme metal bands has made it rather hard for new bands to truly stand out. While more established bands have continued releasing a string of high quality releases, newer bands tend to find it difficult to leave their mark on the genre – that is, until I heard Portuguese black metal band Gaerea and their excellent debut full length album, Unsettling Whispers.

MUWW Special: Interview with Balberith

Local bestial horde Balberith has come a long way since their formation in the early 2000s, with band mastermind Khaal juggling duties between his band’s musical output, and the management of Ravage Records, one of Singapore’s last remaining pure metal merch stores. We speak to Khaal to learn more. 

MUWW Special: Interview with Ilemauzar

5years since the return from their hiatus, Singaporean black metal band Ilemauzar managed to put themselves on the international metal scene, performing in such places as China in support of their debut album, The Ascension. We catch up with Mike to learn more, and what to expect this 5 May.

Soul Dissolution – Stardust

My recent taste for black metal seemed to pan towards the ambient/atmospheric variety, with bands like Fen, Winterfylleth, and Wodensthrone being regulars on my daily playlist of late. Yet few bands really manage to create the perfect atmosphere to communicate the emotions as well as they potentially could. Enter Belgium’s Soul Dissolution, with their sophomore full length album, Stardust.

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.

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