Kvlt Kolvmn – February 2020

Welcome to Kvlt Kolvmn, lovers of all things frost-bitten. Over the past few days I’ve been trying to figure out a way rationally and calmly verbally express my effusive, utterly unbridled enthusiasm regarding the uniformly excellent quality of February’s crop of black metal releases. It’s proven to be a fruitless…

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Release Day Roundup – 2/28/20

Editor’s Note: Longtime reader Remi VL is a regular guest contributor to our Release Day Roundup posts! He submitted several of the albums listed below. Join his Facebook group for more recommendations. Each month, we always seem to come to the same conclusion when it comes to our Editors’ Picks column: Friday release days open the floodgates and…

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Alkaloid – Liquid Anatomy

Let’s take a deep breath together before we start; this one is a doozy. Breathe in. And out. OK, now we can get going. Do Alkaloid need an intro? They shouldn’t, at least not in Heavy Blog circles. Just in case you’re somehow unfamiliar, we’re talking about the supergroup to end all…

Secrets Of The Moon – Sun

Since their first album, 2001’s Stronghold of the Inviolables, Secrets of the Moon has been a hard band to pin down. Despite having black metal be a central aspect of their sound, the band morphs, phasing easily from long, drawn out passages of doom metal back comfortably into strings of…

Singled Out (7/25 – 7/31): New Music From Born of Osiris, Dark Sermon, Kylesa and More!

In case you haven’t been following, Singled Out is our new weekly column to round-up all of the singles and new tracks from the past week dropped by bands we cover. Consider this our weekly mix to help keep you all on top of the latest releases from across the metallic…

Alkaloid Answer The Call of ‘Cthulhu’

German progressive death metal supergroup Alkaloid is definitely on the top of my watchlist. Not just because the group has Christian Muenzner (Spawn of Possesion, ex-Obscura, ex-Necrophagist) and Hannes Grossmann (Blotted Science, ex-Necrophagist, ex-Obscura), Linus Klausenitzer (Noneuclid, Obscura), Danny Tunker (Aborted) and Morean (Dark Fortress, Noneuclid). Not only is this…

Dark Fortress – Venereal Dawn

Despite the fact that Venereal Dawn is Dark Fortress’ seventh album, the listening experience that these Germans provide is not remotely indicative of that. It is instead made to appear as if the band is a young, ambitious group for whom a large dose of Ritalin would have been beneficial during…