Starter Kit: Post-Black Metal

Starter Kit analyzes the ins-and-outs of some of the more obscure and niche sub-genres within the metal spectrum and offers a small group of bands that best represent the sound. Read other Starter Kit entries here. Comprised of lilting, reverbial cleans, and hard-hitting, harsh walls of distorted aggression, the disparate…

Alcest – Les Voyages De L’Âme

Alcest Les Voyages De L’Âme 01. Autre Temps 02. Là Où Naissent Les Couleurs Nouvelles 03. Les Voyages De L’Âme 04. Nous Sommes L’Emeraude 05. Beings of Light 06. Faiseurs De Mondes 07. Havens 08. Summer’s Glory [01/06/12] [Prophecy Productions] Ah yes, Alcest; the main project of the influential progenitor…

Heretoir – Heretoir

Heretoir Heretoir 01. The Escape – Part I 02. Fatigue 03. Retreat to Hibernate 04. 0 05. Weltschmerz 06. Graue Bauten 07. The Escape – Part II 08. To Follow The Sun 09. Heretoir [02/26/11] [Northern Silence Productions] The passionate and cathartic blend of beautiful shoegaze and post-rock with the…

Deafheaven Reminds Me To Listen To More Post-Black Metal and Continue My Own Musical Ambitions

It seems that my newest musical obsession lies in post-black metal. You take black metal and you throw in more ambient atmospheres, melody, experimentation, and progression, and you have something incredibly awesome. Alcest, Lantlos, Amesoeurs (all of whom share Niege in some capacity), Wolves in the Throne Room, and Agalloch……