Hybrid Nightmares – Obelisk

There has always been a tension between the more irreverent and serious sides of Hybrid Nightmares. On one hand is the clearly black metal band’s refusal to “restrict themselves to any one style of metal” and insistence that they “are able to capture a sound that transcends genre”; on the…

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Release Day Roundup – 11/30/18

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 unleash a seemingly endless stream of quality new music. But while some of our Editors and Contributors sit down gleefully each week to dive into this newly stocked treasure…

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Abigail Williams – The Accuser

US black metal shapeshifters Abigail Williams have managed to become one of the most unfairly maligned bands in black metal this side of Deafheaven. Somehow, the misconception of the band being a metalcore act still persist, albeit in a vocal minority, despite the band’s quick abandonment of the influence following…

Fifth Annual Louisville Deathfest Announced; Arsis to Headline

Over the past five years, Kentucky based Louisville Deathfest has compiled solid lineups of both elder-statesman and up-and-comers in extreme metal, including Gorgasm, Rivers of Nihil, Nachtmystium, Enfold Darkness, Young and In the Way, Putrid Pile and Devourment. This year’s installment continues the festival’s strong tradition of composing great bills, as this year’s headliner will be Virginia eminent melodic tech death…

Missing Is Found(ed)

2015 is shaping up to be the year of the supergroup. This year, we’ve gotten Alkaloid- an incredibly exciting and dynamic techdeath group made up of the most well-received musicians in the world of modern death metal- and Legend of the Seagullmen, a collective featuring members of Mastodon and Tool.…

Abigail Williams Streaming Two New Tracks

Abigail Williams are shifting styles across the black metal spectrum almost as fast as they swap out members, and it’s typically always for the better. The band blossomed into atmospheric black metal in the realm of Wolves in the Throne Room for 2012’s Becoming, which was one of my personal…

Century Media Honoring “Lost” Nachtmystium Pre-Orders; Drop Nachtmystium

While we haven’t been covering the issues surrounding Nachtmystium main man Blake Judd very closely, you’re all surely familiar with the controversy surrounding the group’s latest release The World We Left Behind. Apparently, Judd was selling pre-orders of what was supposed to be the group’s last effort through the band’s…

Nachtmystium – The World We Left Behind

During the initial drafting of this review, much of the criticisms and acclaim lobbied at The World We Left Behind were hinged upon the fact that during its pre-release promotion, the record was touted as being the last ever release from psychedelic black metal act Nachtmystium following a much documented…