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Tag Archives: black metal

Review: Watain’s ‘Trident Wolf Eclipse’ finds them getting back to basics

Posted by on January 2, 2018

If you thought Watain was going towards a slightly mellower, softer sound after releasing 2013’s The Wild Hunt… you were wrong. 2018’s first major black metal release, Trident Wolf Eclipse, is not soft, nor mellow. It’s not even a little quiet. Instead, we see Watain head towards a filthy, mean, aggressive and downright nasty sound that […]

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Dissident Aggression: Behexen – The Poisonous Path

Posted by on June 2, 2016

We could debate until the cows come home exactly which bands deserve the ‘underrated’ tag. Within each sub-genre there are literally dozens upon dozens of bands that the metal consensus cries foul about not getting their due. One such act in the black metal world who has been criminally overlooked lo these last two decades […]

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Dissident Aggression: Dark Funeral – Where Shadows Forever Reign

Posted by on May 26, 2016

They say seven is a lucky number. There’s also supposedly dark magic behind the number seven. Seven years of bad luck for a whole host of reasons, so say the superstitions. Maybe it’s the fact that it has been seven long years since their last full-length, studio album, but we should certainly count ourselves lucky […]

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Dissident Aggression: Bog of the Infidel – Asleep in the Arms of Suicide

Posted by on May 19, 2016

It’s been written at length, even in this space, about the varying long, strange trips that many US black metal musicians insist on taking the genre, often with mixed results. While the overt atmospherics and genre-bending can, at times, prove to be interesting and thought-provoking, it can also prove to be exhausting. Sometimes, especially where […]

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Dissident Aggression: Sulphur – Omens of Doom

Posted by on May 13, 2016

Black and death metal have been kissing cousins for longer than anyone would probably care to admit. Even when the corpse painted legions of Scandinavia took over as the underground’s flavor of the month in the early to mid 90s, while death metal seemed to, in general, take the proverbial back seat, the two genres […]

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Dissident Aggression: Sun Worship – Pale Dawn

Posted by on May 5, 2016

Worshiping of the sun has been practiced for literally thousands of years and across various regions of the globe. The Ancient Egyptians obviously saw a large chuck of their religion revolve around that big, fiery ball in the sky. Various Native American tribes in North and South America held the sun in high importance, including […]

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Dissident Aggression: Suspiral – Delve into the Mysteries of Transcendence

Posted by on March 18, 2016

Spain may not be the hottest of metal hot beds, but the once former champion state of all things Catholicism has spat forth their fair share of musical blasphemy. However there may be no Spanish bands more blasphemous, none more downright savage in their musical leanings as the relatively new outfit, Suspiral. Fresh off the […]

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Amplified: Endzeit “Hunger” for evil

Posted by on October 29, 2015

Amplified is a weekly column focusing on new and emerging artists. Got a band that fits the bill? Email [email protected] It’s almost Halloween! Given the spooky time of year, throw on some corpse paint and listen to a little black metal. Today’s Amplified band is Finland’s Endzeit with their EP Years of Hunger. This is very Emperor-influenced […]

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Dissident Aggression: Ævangelist – Enthrall To The Void Of Bliss

Posted by on October 23, 2015

We all know the old, existential adage about a tree falling in the woods. It still makes a sound, even if no one is around to hear it. But what about the sound of pure evil? What if pure, unadulterated evil made a sound? Would we hear it? The answer to that question, if you’ve […]

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Dissident Aggression: Dead To A Dying World – Litany

Posted by on October 9, 2015

The metal world sometimes tends to get hung up on geographic locales when it comes to certain styles of music. For example, when discussing black metal or doom, Texas probably isn’t the first place anyone generally thinks of, right? Well the thinking about what’s brewing down in the Lone Star State should shift, and soon, […]

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