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Hymnr – Far Beyond Insanity (Plague-Ridden Melodic Black Metal)

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Hymnr – Far Beyond Insanity (Plague-Ridden Melodic Black Metal)

  Usually I see some “insanity” reference and I want to cry. It’s like late works of Gothic literature that tried to creep with “scary” mental illness. Honestly, it’s not that scary. Really it’s not. So to see the same trope with black metal of the melodic variety? Come on now. That’s what I thought. […]

Medieval Demon – Arcadian Witchcraft (Ancient B00bs Black Metal)

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Medieval Demon – Arcadian Witchcraft (Ancient B00bs Black Metal)

  Now here’s a band that can get people into trouble. Well, specifically me. And to be more specific it’s because many of their band photos include female booby slaves and social media doesn’t like the reality of the human body. Therefore… I mean the aesthetic is ace and somehow makes corpse paint look cool […]

Valdrin – Effigy of Nightmares (Complexities of Melodic Black Metal)

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Valdrin – Effigy of Nightmares (Complexities of Melodic Black Metal)

  Hmm have I ever listened, or rather, cared about melodic black metal on here before? I can’t remember, honestly, so whatever. Valdrin come from the asphalt wastes of Ohio, where the highway tolls look like they were built in the 1960s but they’re unfortunately charging 3020 fees. Where large, pointless fields of corn open […]