There’s a solitary figure on a frozen plane, playing a strange melody, while a howling storm beats a furious march against his back. He’s probably being chased by goblins as well. That’s one way to describe A Dialogue With The Eeriest Sublime (I, Voidhanger Records) the second album by Italian (kind of one man) band Vertebra Atlantis. Another way would be as intricate, powerful, creative and atmospheric death / black metal. Evocative, lyrical, mysterious, magical.
Less waffle, more riffs. Favourite, not “best”. Here’s my Top 25 for you all (ranking is fairly nominal, and often based on gut at the point of submission). Lorna Shore ripped my head off, too, but I’ve only listened to it twice as I didn’t get to it at the point of release. That’s my one main omission (I think).Continue reading →
Through The Cracks of Death – The Many Deaths of 2022
As the world spirals towards climate apocalypse, Richard Benton hurls himself into alternate timelines seeking a solution – but finds only progressively more horror and desolation in each.Continue reading →
Richard Benton will be satisfied with nothing less than carnage unrelenting, the sun black, the land drowned beneath oceans of blood. Let the gates open wide and the horrors of the abyss engulf the earth, as new death metal albums were released in May.
Ghost Cult continues our “End of Year Guest Post Extravaganza” with a slew of posts from bands, industry, PR pros, and more! We’ll be sharing lists, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the globe. In this edition, we have lists from Logan, Jim, and Sam of Doom-gazers Greet Death. Their excellent 2019 album New Hell is out now via Deathwish Inc., and you can get it here.