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Nemesium – Sentient Cognizance

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Nemesium – Sentient Cognizance

What is it with technical/melodic metal and artwork usually dense with organic, Gigeresque imagery?  Swirling masses of thorn organs, smokestacks, skulls made from metal, gears, and general complexity always seems to be the norm.  We suppose that makes sense considering what this type of metal is, but is it required?  Must you have artwork that […]

Квітів Знедолених Берегів – За небокрай мрій

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Квітів Знедолених Берегів – За небокрай мрій

We've encountered a wonderfully diverse form of two types of metal from Eastern Europe over the past few years, in particular coming from Russia and the Ukraine.  Folk metal of the pagan variety, and doom metal, the latter often delivered to us by Russian-born Solitude Productions.  We could go off on a number of bands, […]

Secrets of the Sky: To Sail Black Waters

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Secrets of the Sky: To Sail Black Waters

As a rule of thumb, bands that include any form of the word 'sky' are avoided as experience has dictated that many end up being "risecore" quality bullshit metal with high school quality lyrics about played-out emotional dramas that no one gives two shits about. For whatever reason, Secrets of the Sky was given a […]