Vipassi – Śūnyatā

There doesn’t seem to be anything quite like it out there, with its main drawback being that, at just over 30 minutes in length, there simply isn’t enough of it. Still, we must remember that this isn’t a full-length and that, in comparison to other EPs, its runtime is still quite healthy. Given that their other projects are in the middle of writing/touring/recording, this might be all we get from Vipassi for some time. Be sure to savour every moment of it.

Kardashev – Peripety

Music, like all art, seeks to evoke within us a certain emotion. What that is can differ drastically depending on the music: the lethargic, pleasant sway of Beach House creates a sense of satisfied joy, the downtune groove of Pantera brings with it a sense of angry energy, and the…

Reflections – The Color Clear

One of the most interesting things about 2015 as a year of metal is that many of the best albums have integrated a great deal of emotion and atmosphere in some way or another. From WRVTH’s self-titled techdeath landmark to Hope Drone’s post-rock/atmospheric black metal masterpiece, there’s been a huge…