Wrong – Wrong

Sometimes, what you need is just some mean, angry music to get you through the day. Everybody knows what I mean: there are those days where getting out of bed, and every step from then on, is a total pain in the ass, where your eyelids are constantly drooping and…

Best Of British – Sunny Day Edition

Not a big introduction to this one today. Just gonna lace up and boot these band suggestions down your throat with the minimum fuss and maximum effort. Going for a “core” roundup on this one because there’s nothing better than listening to harsh, rough around the edges music on a hot, swampy ass day. You feel me? Sweat running down the crack of your ass into the awful material of your ill advised chino shorts. Shirt stuck to your already crisp skin because you are an idiot who never wears sun protection. Etc. Here are a selection of some Brit acts that make perfect summer sounds for you to day drink to.

Hey! Listen to Darkestrah!

There’ve been some pretty bitching black metal albums of late. I guess an obvious name to mention would be Saor, but there are some other great artists doing similar things. The Frozen Ocean managed to renounce a lot of black metal tropes and make something completely new out of an old sound with this year’s EP The Prowess of Dormition. Forndom also fucking killed it this year by renouncing the general sound (but not the spirit) of black metal with Dauðra Dura, and Goatpsalm did something very similar too with Downstream.

This article, however, is going to cover a band that’s playing around with more symphonic elements rather than folk-influenced black metal (though there are still elements of folk): Darkestrah.