Paradise Lost – Obsidian

The Plague Within (2015) signaled the beginning of a new era for Paradise Lost. Coming off a four-album streak that explored the more melodic side of their Gothic metal tapestry, and a four-album exploration of ’80s new wave before that, The Plague Within saw the Halifax pentaverate delving back into…

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Katatonia – City Burials

Music teaches us many lessons but the lesson which possibly resounds the hardest is that nothing good can last. We watch celebrated careers wither away into money-grabbing husks on a yearly basis. The music lives on but the people who made it, mortals all, die and fade away. Entire genres…

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Doomsday // September 2018

Hello, fellow doomers. Welcome once again to Doomsday! You may have noticed some changes around here. Namely, the person who’s writing this intro. Yes, it’s true. Our dearly beloved master of ceremonies Lincoln hath departed to continue his pursuit of big boy work (DAMN YOU, THE LAW), and we wish…

Tomb Mold – Manor of Infinite Forms

Regret, thy name is Primordial Malignity. Standing tall and proud as Tomb Mold’s murderous and fundamentally excellent debut record, you were far and away my biggest out-of-nowhere musical surprise last year. However, to my great and eternal shame, you were released in February, and I didn’t hear you until late…

Hey! Listen to Hamferð!

The Faroe Islands are a self-governing entity off the coast of Denmark. I was completely unaware of their existence until I researched the background and history of Hamferð, to my knowledge the most famous band from these islands. Their debut album, Evst, flew completely under the radar in 2013, and…