Tag Archives: Black Metal

GJENDǾD – Nedstingning – Review

Author: Craig Matthews

Music nowadays has gotten so complex that sometimes it barely resembles what it was when the genre began; Black Metal is no exception to this rule. Today’s band is here to cut through the bullshit and remind us how it all began. In true Norwegian Black Metal style I can’t really tell you much about the duo GJENDǾD, they burst onto the scene in 2016 with a self – titled demo which critics loved. This release “Nedstingning” is their debut full length album. Continue reading GJENDǾD – Nedstingning – Review

Insanity Cult- Of Despair And Self Destruction – Review

Author: Craig Matthews

Today we are dipping our toes back into the flourishing Greek underground Metal scene with INSANITY CULT and their second full length album “Of Despair And Self-Destruction”. This Black Metal five piece have been on the go since 2011 and having found a stable line up in 2013 they have released an EP and one full length album. Continue reading Insanity Cult- Of Despair And Self Destruction – Review

Black Faith – Nightscapes – Review

Author: Craig Matthews

What do you get if you cross Old School Black Metal with anarchic Thrash Metal? Italian three piece BLACK FAITH, and their second full length release “Nightscapes”. With so much emphasis placed on progression and atmospherics in Black Metal these days, I’m looking forward to hearing something with fury AND malice. Continue reading Black Faith – Nightscapes – Review

Helheim – LandwarijaR – Review

Author: Craig Matthews

Prepare yourselves warriors, today we are going to hell. Or rather more specifically HELHEIM, these Viking Metal pioneers are back with their ninth full length album “LandwarijaR”. This latest project, like the rest of HELHEIM’S work explores the darker side of Norse Mythology, we love Norse Mythology here at Metalphobia. So naturally we dived straight in with high expectations. Continue reading Helheim – LandwarijaR – Review

Ghostmourn – Voca Tenebris – Review

Author: Craig Matthews

Metal as a genre is one of the most diverse things there is. It can take you from a furious battlefield surrounded by gunfire, to a frozen Norwegian wasteland. Today we are heading over to the wasteland with one man Atmospheric Black Metal Project GHOSTMOURN. Starting in 2015 as AGNOISA the multi-talented Dorian has released full length albums and a number of demos. This EP “Vocans Tenebris” is the last before another full length album later in the year. I love atmospheric music, the bar is set very high and I’m excited to dive into Dorian’s gloomy world. Continue reading Ghostmourn – Voca Tenebris – Review

Black Anvil – As Was Review

Author : Laura Cosheril

BLACK ANVIL are one of those bands that you either love or hate, their musical style is so unrelenting and unbound that it can be hard to connect with at times. With that being said, their new release “As Was” promises to be “more diverse, complex, and thought-provoking than anything they’ve done before” Continue reading Black Anvil – As Was Review

Imperium Infernalis – Imago Dei – Review

Author: Craig Matthews

Feeling low after the Festive period? Are you sick to death of making polite conversation with people you hate? What you all need is some good old fashioned, soul searing Black Metal. Here to cater to this need is IMPERIUM INFERNALIS, a Greek five piece founded in 2003, “Imago Dei” is their second album. Now we all know that Greece has a great underground metal scene, so I’m hoping they live up to our expectations. Continue reading Imperium Infernalis – Imago Dei – Review

Aversion To Mankind – Aversion & Hopelessness – Review

Author: Craig Matthews

Misanthropy, the general hatred of human nature… a feeling I’m sure we are all familiar with. It’s also one of the main themes behind one man Atmospheric Black Metal Project AVERSION TO MANKIND. Founded in 2009 by multi-talented musician S. “Aversion & Hopelessness” is S.’s fifth EP. Continue reading Aversion To Mankind – Aversion & Hopelessness – Review

Hail Spirit Noir – Mayhem In Blue – Review

Author: Craig Matthews

It’s fair to say that Greece has a good track record with Black Metal, with big names like ROTTING CHRIST and RAVENCULT calling the small Mediterranean country home. As well this, Greece also has a very healthy underground scene producing some great music. Today we are looking at HAIL SPIRIT NOIR a “Psychedelic/Progressive Black Metal” band and their third album “Mayhem In Blue”. Continue reading Hail Spirit Noir – Mayhem In Blue – Review

Eternal Samhain – Storyteller Of The Sunset And Dawn – Review

Author: Craig Matthews

Today we are diving full force back into the grim world of Black Metal with Italian band ETERNAL SAMHAIN. With their first full length album “Storyteller Of The Sunset And Dawn”, formed back in 2006 by Taliesin, the band went through a turbulent few years with a high turnover of members. They settled on a line up in 2011 to release the four track EP “Obscuritatis Principium” and after more line-up changes were made they released “Storyteller Of The Sunset And Dawn”. Continue reading Eternal Samhain – Storyteller Of The Sunset And Dawn – Review