ALBUM REVIEW: Sühnopfer – Nous sommes d’Hierument


 

There is something about the wine in France that brings out a unique progressive slant to the Black Metal that hails from its soil. Ardraos (Florian Denis) is a part of this legacy, and he is now forging his own path with Sühnopfer. From the opening track of fourth offering Nous sommes d’Hierument (Debemur Morti), a powerful, impactful musical statement, he lashes out with a dynamic blend of melodic atmosphere, expanding the mood beyond the screams of torment hurtling at you. Choirs ring out from the background of the blackened chaos, baroque themes woven in are taken from composers Charpentier and Cherubini.

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FESTIVAL REVIEW: Roadburn Festival 2023


 

Let’s get one thing out of the way, Roadburn is still the premier underground fest that it has always been. I know so many people who went into this year’s fest expecting it to be their last, saying the lineup wasn’t for them, or that they didn’t like this change or that change. But I can tell you, they have all already booked rooms and bought tickets for next year. Change isn’t bad.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Alcest – Spiritual Instinct


Imagine yourself about to jump into an oblivion of feelings, you do not know what to expect, but you feel thrilled because you know that you’re going to enjoy it and that you’re ready for the trip. That is what the new Alcest album, Spiritual Instinct (Nuclear Blast Records) brings to the table from the first track up to the last. I have to admit that I have never really paid any attention to the French masters of post-Black Metal, even a lot of people of my close circle loves them. For some reason, I didn’t want to pay attention and, by God, how wrong I was!

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Watch Metallica Perform ‘ManUNkind’ Live For The First Time Ever


Since its release, Metallica has performed several songs off of Hardwired…To Self-Destruct live, and last night they added another to the list. Continue reading


Emperor Perform “Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk” Live At Hellfest


Emperor is currently celebrating the 20th anniversary of their Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk album by performing it live in its entirety at several European festivals this Summer. Continue reading


Pro-Shot Live Footage Of Suicidal Tendencies, Behemoth, And More At 2017 ‘Hellfest’


The 2017 Hellfest took place this past weekend in Clisson, France, and thanks to the online stream, pro-shot footage of several performances is now online. Continue reading


Me And That Man Full Performance Footage From Paris


Me And That Man released Songs Of Love And Death back in March, and last week Adam “Nergal” Darski and John Porter wrapped up their highly successful European tour in support of the new album. Luckily, for those of us who couldn’t make it to any of these shows, you can watch their entire performance in Paris below!Continue reading


Benighted – Necrobreed


“Honey?” She creeps through the kitchen to a door that stands open but a crack, dull light streaming up from the cellar. Her husband’s workshop. He’s been spending an awful lot of time down there lately. She fears for his mental stability, but he swears that he is simply focused on his work.Continue reading