Sinmara – Hvísl Stjarnanna

Sinmara’s previous release, the 2017 EP Within the Weaves of Infinity, was a notable turning point for the Icelandic black metal group: it contained a much greater focus on clearly defined threads of melody, co... Read More...

Acathexis – Acathexis

Considering the lineage of Acathexis (including members of Mare Cognitum and Yhdarl), the expansive atmospheric black metal of Acathexis should come as no surprise.  As with Mare Cognitum, there’s a certa... Read More...

Cult Leader – A Patient Man

My grievance is simple.  Throughout A Patient Man, there exists contrived quasi-balladry that makes me question Cult Leader’s judgment.  Every minute of it (approximately 19 in total) derails and makes an unnec... Read More...