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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Fluisteraars – Bloem

It’s been unseasonably warm and bright in Chicago recently. Not every day, of course, but over the past few weeks we’ve had a surprising amount of sunshine for a city that’s accustomed to going a week at a time without the clouds overhead breaking. A handful of days have even…

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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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The Anatomy Of – Latitudes

In case you can’t tell, we really like Part Island, the latest album from the brilliant British post-metal outfit Latitudes. It’s easily been one of the albums I’ve been the most excited about so far this year, and that extends to a bunch of our staff as well. Their blend…

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Karg – Dornenvögel

I’ve written before about black metal’s love affair with the idea of the auteur, most at length in one of my favorite pieces, my longform essay on black metal and Romanticism, where I discussed the idea of the tortured artist/genius figure. To borrow what I said there, “the figure of…

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