Arctos – Beyond the Grasp of Mortal Hands

Other than the blackest, darkest depths of winter, I find that summer’s zenith is when I listen to black metal the most. The genre’s obsession with every manner of the frigid, frostbitten, grim pastoralia one associates with the long Scandinavian cold season is practically a simulation of stepping into a…

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Kvlt Kolvmn // July 2019

I had my cursor hovering over the “Purchase” button for tickets to The Dark Knight Rises the night of the Century Aurora shooting. I grew up going to that theater, as it was about ten minutes away from my childhood home. I decided not to purchase them an hour before…

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Hey! Listen to Besvärjelsen!

Alright folks, it’s time for yet another doom/psych/stoner release in 2019. Lord knows what it is about this year which is making psychedelic music blow up but blowing up it is. This time, we have Besvärjelsen (“conjuring”), hailing from Stockholm, with their aptly named Frost. On this, their fourth release,…

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