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Reviews for Burzum - Thulêan Mysteries

Although Varg said that this was the soundtrack to his role-playing game, I like to see it as the soundtrack to his short lived but interesting YouTube channel! To be honest, it doesn't feel like a ...

7th May, 2021
Score:
88% 4.4 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Drudkh - Їм часто сниться капіж (They Often See Dreams About the Spring)

Unlike the previous Drudkh album, which was a throwback to the old school Drudkh sound, this, their latest, does seem to be going in a completely different direction. It's much shorter than the ...

23rd Jun, 2021
Score:
77% 3.9 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Drudkh - Борозна обірвалася (A Furrow Cut Short)

The early Drudkh albums (up until Microcosmos) are simply Magical to me. The same way that early Burzum albums are Magical beyond description. They blended tons of emotions in one package in an ...

23rd Jun, 2021
Score:
85% 4.3 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Drudkh - Autumn Aurora

Extremely good album from an extremely good band from Ukraine. The atmosphere on this album is awesome, walking in the woods while listening to this is an insane sensation that really makes one feel ...

13th May, 2021
Score:
97% 4.9 star rating
Review by
Warblackmetal666
Reviews for Myrkur - M

M

Ah! Sorry Quorthon! Sorry Fenriz! Sorry Varg! Sorry Euronymus! (the list goes on...) It's not a surprise that they made a poppy, accessible and practical album for everyday use by housewives and ou ...

15th May, 2021
Score:
23% 1.2 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Panopticon - ...and Again into the Light

Mixing Atmospheric Black Metal with Americana is not a new thing, and you can even say that it's USA's biggest Metal export of the post-2000s! Among big names like Agalloch or Wolves in the Throne ...

25th Jun, 2021
Score:
93% 4.7 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Wayfarer - A Romance with Violence

After the excellent "World's Blood" released back in 2018, I was eager to hear the follow-up for that album with high anticipation. And although this album showed a bit of a shift away from ...

6th Jun, 2021
Score:
92% 4.6 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Wayfarer - World's Blood

In my previous reviews for the first two Wayfarer albums, I mentioned that this is one of the best albums that captured the essence of great U.S. Atmospheric Black Metal bands, such as ...

6th Jun, 2021
Score:
93% 4.7 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Wayfarer - Old Souls

The second Wayfarer album pretty much continues where the debut left off. The lyrical themes, the vocals, the rhythm section, are all pretty much the same as before, however; there are some mino ...

6th Jun, 2021
Score:
87% 4.4 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Wayfarer - Children of the Iron Age

Fact: There are more American Black Metal bands than in the Scandinavian countries combined! But out of all these countless bands, there has never been a proper distinguishable movement from the ...

6th Jun, 2021
Score:
86% 4.3 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Forteresse - Thèmes pour la Rébellion

Years ago, I came across this band's debut album, "Métal Noir Québécois", and I absolutely loved the old school 90s sound on it. I especially liked the way they created ...

7th Jun, 2021
Score:
89% 4.5 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Forteresse - Thèmes pour la Rébellion

A pure masterpiece, this is what this album is. I have never heard something like this before. The first time I listened to this, I was shocked. I was like, how is it possible to make something this ...

6th Jun, 2021
Score:
100% 5.0 star rating
Review by
Warblackmetal666
Reviews for Fuath (GBR) - II

II

Fuath is another solo project from the same man behind Saor (formerly Àrsaidh), a name which has become quite prominent in recent years in atmospheric-folky Black Metal circles, and deservedly ...

31st May, 2021
Score:
86% 4.3 star rating
Review by
Imperator
Reviews for Fuath (GBR) - II

II

I was a big fan of the first Àrsaidh album, and the 2016 Saor album was a fine album indeed. I didn't much dig the first Fuath album though, it was too "melodic" for my taste! ...

1st Jun, 2021
Score:
79% 4.0 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Fuath (GBR) - II

II

If you love Soar, then you should listen to this album! Fuath is the second project of the person who is behind Soar, namely Andy, from the UK. This album has dynamic drums, melancholic riffs and ...

29th May, 2021
Score:
98% 4.9 star rating
Review by
Eliraq Salih
Reviews for Perennial Isolation - Portraits

I used to say Yoth Iria's album is the Top #1 release so far. My friend recommended me to listen to this album, especially the second song, called "Autumn Legacy Underlying the Cold's ...

25th May, 2021
Score:
97% 4.9 star rating
Review by
Eliraq Salih
Reviews for The Ruins of Beverast - Rain upon the Impure

I'm going to be honest, this album is good, but it is overrated a lot and, in my personal opinion, it is far from being the best black metal album. I'm going to explain you why I think ...

4th Jun, 2021
Score:
80% 4.0 star rating
Review by
Warblackmetal666
Reviews for The Ruins of Beverast - Rain upon the Impure

Prior to listening to this album, I listened to this band's previous effort years and years ago (as a result of being exposed to Nagelfar). After the first listen to that album ("Unlock the ...

1st Jun, 2021
Score:
100% 5.0 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Abigor - Totschläger (A Saintslayer's Songbook)

You can't talk about Austrian Black Metal without mentioning the name "ABIGOR"! This band is arguably one of the first pioneers of the more technical side of Black Metal that we have today. ...

2nd Jun, 2021
Score:
88% 4.4 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Akhlys - Melinoë

The second Black Metal offering from Akhlys continues in the same manner of complementing Melodic / Symphonic / Atmospheric ideas with more intense and extreme Black Metal approaches. As a whole, the ...

2nd Jun, 2021
Score:
89% 4.5 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Akhlys - The Dreaming I

Akhlys started out as an ambient band, however, after releasing one mediocre ambient album, they ditched the idea of full-on ambient music and incorporated that ambient background into a unique ...

2nd Jun, 2021
Score:
92% 4.6 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Akitsa - Sang Nordique

Akitsa is for me, clearly the greatest Raw Black Metal band from Québec, and mostly because of this masterpiece. This album has an extremely raw and crushing sound that is unique to this ...

2nd Aug, 2021
Score:
95% 4.8 star rating
Review by
Warblackmetal666
Reviews for Armnatt - Dense Fog

26 minutes and 8 seconds, it is enough to (re) affirm the trio from Tavira as one of the ex-libris of Portuguese Black Metal. Armnatt's music lives on (apparent) simplicity. “In what ...

30th May, 2021
Score:
90% 4.5 star rating
Review by
DNRKF
Reviews for Balrog (BLR) - On the Throne of Demolition

Despite the fact that the Belarusian Black Metal scene is really underground, they still have some pretty good bands, and Balrog is one of them. Balrog is not a band that I would listen to everyday, ...

10th Jul, 2021
Score:
88% 4.4 star rating
Review by
Warblackmetal666
Reviews for Baptism - V: The Devil's Fire

An album that have a really strong start, but a pretty disappointing end. The first time I listen to this album, at the begin I was like oh shit, it's gonna be good because "Satananda" is ...

4th Aug, 2021
Score:
70% 3.5 star rating
Review by
Warblackmetal666
Reviews for Baxaxaxa - Catacomb Cult

Baxaxaxa started out as an underground cult band in the early 90s which combined the doomy, old school Cult Metal and Black metal affais of Hellhammer with some of the newly emerging melodic affairs ...

5th Aug, 2021
Score:
88% 4.4 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Blutrache (FIN) - Marsch Zu Neuen Zeitaltern

Blutrache was one of Werwolf's many projects that didn't pass the demo level and broke up immediately with only one release, but what a release! What a forgotten gem! Like many of the early Finnish ...

12th May, 2021
Score:
89% 4.5 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Burzum - From the Depths of Darkness

Re-recorded albums are very difficult to like, because most of them ruin the magic and the feeling we get from our first encounter with their original versions. This album is no different, although ...

7th May, 2021
Score:
74% 3.7 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Burzum - Aske

I'm gonna go straight to the point: This EP is Fantastic! People mostly remember this for its album cover and the controversies surrounding it, but boy oh boy, they should pay more attention to the ...

7th May, 2021
Score:
89% 4.5 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Dark Funeral - Where Shadows Forever Reign

First of all, let's start this review with a fact check; if you have read any of my reviews on this website, you can easily realize that I'm not a reviewer, and you will be right! I'm not, and I'm ...

5th Jun, 2021
Score:
91% 4.6 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Darkthrone - Panzerfaust

Let's just say this, gang. This album missed being the best Darkthrone album (or even the best Black metal album) because of a very simple detail: THE VOCALS! Argh! As much as I love Ted and his ...

6th May, 2021
Score:
94% 4.7 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Departure Chandelier - Antichrist Rise to Power

A good Black Metal album from a pretty good band from my country, but this is not necessarily an album that I will listen to every day, honestly, because the bad points of this one are big and drop ...

26th Jun, 2021
Score:
89% 4.5 star rating
Review by
Warblackmetal666
Reviews for Djevel - Ormer til Armer, Maane til Hode

Many people would believe that the Norwegian Black Metal scene died in the 90s, and that post-2000s Black Metal from Norway should be avoided at all costs! (I can agree with that for the most part!) ...

19th May, 2021
Score:
89% 4.5 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Enevelde - Enevelde

Well, it's official! The number of new bands coming out of Norway is out of control! Every week (almost every day!) we hear about a new Norsk Black Metal band on a label and they pretty much all ...

13th May, 2021
Score:
70% 3.5 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Fides Inversa - Historia Nocturna

Fides Inversa's first album was a milestone in Black Metal history, although a forgotten and underrated one at that! The second album was a bit of a step down compared to the first, but it was still ...

20th May, 2021
Score:
95% 4.8 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Fluisteraars - Dromers

An absolute masterpiece, made by some extremely brilliant musicians. All of the albums made by Fluisteraars are insanely good, but this one surpasses all the others. The ambiance, the riffs, the bass ...

13th May, 2021
Score:
99% 5.0 star rating
Review by
Warblackmetal666
Reviews for Fluisteraars - Dromers

Despite seeing the name Fluisteraars pop up frequently in the site's searches over the years, I had never managed to bring myself round to actually checking them out. There was evidently some kind of ...

24th May, 2021
Score:
87% 4.4 star rating
Review by
Imperator
Reviews for Funereal Presence - Achatius

The latest offering from New York's Funereal Presence is a massive improvement over the band's previous efforts. On this release they mixed the 80s Thrash and classical metal riffs and leads with ...

18th May, 2021
Score:
94% 4.7 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Helleruin - War upon Man

After releasing some promising EPs and demos, Helleruin finally released their awaited debut earlier this year. The final result was pretty much as anyone can expect after listening to the EPs and ...

10th Jun, 2021
Score:
90% 4.5 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Horna - Envaatnags Eflos Solf Esgantaavne

A great, raw album, with a lot of minor chord riffs which contain lots of emotion. All the tracks are really good, and the insane vocals and the awesome riffs are the strong points of this album. In ...

13th May, 2021
Score:
94% 4.7 star rating
Review by
Warblackmetal666
Reviews for Human Serpent - Heirlooms Eternal

After three badass releases back to back, Human Serpent released their forth full-length release earlier this year. Although they made some cool EPs and splits between these releases, I recommend you ...

22nd May, 2021
Score:
91% 4.6 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Human Serpent - For I, the Misanthropist

After releasing two stellar masterpieces back to back, the expectations from this band were raised to an almost unreachable high! I thought that they would either change their style and ruin thei ...

22nd May, 2021
Score:
94% 4.7 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Human Serpent - Inhumane Minimalism

"Inhumane Minimalism" is the second album in Human Serpent's extremely consistent discography. Out of the four albums released to date, this is their best by far, their Magnum Opus! On this ...

22nd May, 2021
Score:
95% 4.8 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Human Serpent - The Gradual Immersion in Nihilism

Human Serpent is one of the most underrated acts in the Greek scene. They have one of the most consistent discographies ever, and their music is very unique on all their releases (in a way that you ...

22nd May, 2021
Score:
90% 4.5 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Immortal - Northern Chaos Gods

After the somewhat mediocre "All Shall Fall" album and Abbath's departure from the band, I said my goodbyes to this legendary act and prayed that Demonaz wouldn't do anything stupid, like ...

15th May, 2021
Score:
92% 4.6 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Impaled Nazarene - Eight Headed Serpent

Impaled Nazarene is one of my all time favourite bands. Mika is probably my favorite Black Metal vocalist ever. Even when the album is a bit weak, his vocal performance never disappoints me one bit. ...

28th May, 2021
Score:
86% 4.3 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Isengard - Vårjevndøgn

Isengard is one of the most underrated little projects in the Norwegian scene. It's interesting, mostly because it's so goddamn different than anything else in that scene. The band's early output ...

7th May, 2021
Score:
82% 4.1 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Isengard - Traditional Doom Cult

Well, as this is just a promo single for the next album, I won't write a whole review. The first song is an obvious homage to Black Sabbath. Even though the guitar tone is a bit loose, it's still a ...

7th May, 2021
Score:
80% 4.0 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Kommodus - Kommodus

The self-titled Kommodus album is a different animal compared to the previous demos released. The riffs are much more thrashy and catchy, and the production is much more crisp (well, crisp for Raw ...

19th May, 2021
Score:
93% 4.7 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Lamp of Murmuur - Heir of Ecliptical Romanticism

Insane album from a band I never get tired of. This guy is extremely talented, and this album shows it perfectly. The strongest point of this album is the guitar riffs. They are insanely good and ...

14th Jun, 2021
Score:
97% 4.9 star rating
Review by
Warblackmetal666
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