Black Twilight Circle - Desert Dances and Serpent Sermons (Iron Bonehead/The Ajna Offensive)

Black metal Satan in a stetson and spurs...
Release Date: 
18 Dec 2015 - 12:30am

Those boundary-pushing fellows of the Black Twilight Circle have once again blown my tiny mind with Desert Dances and Serpent Sermons, making me re-evaluate what constitut

Opium Warlords - Taste My Sword of Understanding (Svart Records)

Bass. Bass. More bass. Heavy joy...
Release Date: 
29 May 2014 - 11:30pm

Opium Warlords love the bass; just for this reason it gets my seal of approval.

Ephel Duath – Hemmed by Light, Shaped by Darkness (Agonia Records)

Avant-garde ... but unexciting
Release Date: 
26 Nov 2013 (All day)

The phrase ‘avant-garde’ gets tossed around a whole lot when it comes to Ephel Duath

Thy Catafalque - Rengeteg (Season of Mist)

Black metal from the Eastern European bloc...
Release Date: 
10 Nov 2011 - 11:30pm

Season of Mist always seem to be signing bands from obscure parts of the world, be it Mar de Grises from Chile, or Silent Stream of Godless Elergy

Glorior Belli - The Great Southern Darkness (Metal Blade)

Black metal from the heart of France
Release Date: 
26 Sep 2011 - 11:30pm

A black metal band from Paris? Signed to Metal Blade Records?  If the former might not sound like an obscure thought these days, then the latter fact certainly should.