Hey! Listen to The Great Cold!

Some band names are just spot on and this a good example for that. The Great Cold invoke frigid spaces but also expansive ones, a toundra which stretches into the horizon, filling your vision with white. Fittingly enough, their music is an instrumental blend of black metal, post metal and progressive metal, creating swirls of snow in a blizzard of violence and music. Their music has the staple of all great instrumental works: while a single common thread runs through it all, in this case the interaction between guitars and drums that eludes specific genre definition, it utilizes enough variety to keep the listener hooked. Thus, we are lost in the great beauty of the ice-plains but we also have landmarks to help us navigate.

Get Sucked Into Demon Lung’s New Album

Sometimes, you don’t want something complex. While a fancy, flavorful dish bursting with spice and variety is well and good, there are times when you just need a damn cheeseburger. And musically, nothing is closer to the equivalent of a cheeseburger than sludgy stoner doom; it’s a tried-and-true perfected formula…

Tempel – The Moon Lit Our Path

Each year, there’s one instrumental album that simply takes them all. Last year, it was the somber and enfolding Telepathy with 12 Areas.. It’s time to introduce you to this year’s paragon: The Moon Lit Our Path by Tempel. What many instrumental albums lack, and not just within metal, is poise: the ability to revolve perfectly…

Tempel Streams New Album In Full

Instrumental metal typically comes in a proggy flavor: the bands that rule the instrumental scene are groups like Pomegranate Tiger, Intervals (on both of their EPs), or Wide Eyes. Does this mean that instrumental stuff doesn’t exist in other subgenres? No, of course not. There are bands in every subgenre…