Tag: Heresiarch

Heresiarch – Death Ordinance

Heresiarch left its mark on me with their 2011 EP, Hammer of Intransigence. While 2014’s Wælwulf saw a slight shift in musical direction, it was still a crushing, aggressive release. This year the band finally drops its debut full length, fusing the speed of Hammer of Intransigence, and the crushing heaviness of Wælwulf, along with possibly their most (gasp!) melodic track?

Triumvir Foul – Triumvir Foul

Triumvir Foul [USA]
Triumvir Foul
2016
Full Length
Blood Harvest
Black/Death Metal

Triumvir Foul‘s debut offering last year in the form of their demo An Oath of Blood and Fire couldn’t come at a worse time, with my interest in the black/death metal genre, in particularly the barbaric, filthy style declining …

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Album Review: Diocletian – Gesundrian

Diocletian [New Zealand]
Gesundrian
2014
Full Length
Osmose Productions
Black/Death Metal

My introduction to Diocletian came with their 2010 full length release, War of All Against All, which left me rather overwhelmed, being one of the first few war metal bands that was discovered outside the usual Blasphemy and Conqueror. The band …

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Album Review: Eskhaton – Worship Death

Eskhaton [Australia]
Worship Death
2014
Full Length
Chaos Records
Black/Death Metal

Oceania has had it’s fair share of bestial black/death metal, with not only legends such as Bestial Warlust, but also bands like Diocletian, Witchrist and Heresiarch bearing the torch of the belligerent and destructive genre. As though the brutality that these bands weren’t …

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Album Review: Heresiarch – Wælwulf

Heresiarch [New Zealand]
Wælwulf
2014
EP
Dark Descent Records
Black/Death Metal

When New Zealand’s Heresiarch first released their debut EP, Hammer of Intransigence in 2011, I was completely blown away, with that EP easily being one of my all time favourite war metal releases. The announcement of the band’s release of …

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