Tag : Atmospheric Metal


Falloch – Where Distant Spirits Remain

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Published on: July 7, 2011

Candlelight Records provided me with some excellent earcandy this year, especially with the latest albums by Wolverine and The Living Fields. The next one on that list may be new Falloch record, entitled Where Distant Spirits Remain. According to the enclosed biography these fellows are active in the same niche [...]


Interview With Falloch

The Scottish lads of Falloch have released a stunning album in the form of Where Distant Spirits Remain. It’s a majestic effort in the atmospheric field of metal which certainly should appeal to fans of Judgement-era Anathema and Alcest. On behalf of Falloch Scott McLean was more than happy to [...]


Alcest – Le Secret

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Published on: May 9, 2011

Most black metal is just that: black. Bruise, pitch, tar, charcoal, ink — the stick outline of a leafless tree against an unforgiving sky. Alcest are something different. It is not the music of midnight; it is dawn and twilight. It is blue, silver and violet; it is delicate and [...]


Interview With Septicflesh

Greece premiere extreme metal band Septicflesh made a profound impression on yours truly with their Sumerian Daemons and Communion albums. Their latest effort, entitled The Great Mass, is a truly unique affair once again and certainly one of the finest metal records released so far this year. I had the [...]


Ava Inferi – Onyx

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Published on: April 22, 2011

Onyx is the fourth release from the Portugal based quintet, Ava Inferi. The band was assembled  by former guitarist for the black metal band Mayhem, Rune Eriksen (Blasphemer). This came as a natural outcropping of Eriksen’s need to explore darker parts of life in new and interesting ways. Dark gothic [...]


Septicflesh – The Great Mass

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Published on: April 17, 2011

Historically, for traditional composers, writing a mass was the keystone of their careers. Many of the most famous compositions of the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods are masses. Requiem masses tended to be particularly highly regarded, and a composer’s interpretation of this funereal celebration was often considered to be their [...]


Primordial – Redemption at the Puritan’s Hand

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Published on: April 13, 2011

When you’ve released six albums, all of which have built a reputation for forward- thinking creativity, impassioned song-writing and single-minded belligerence, what do you do next? It’s a question that must have been on the minds of Primordial as they approached their next body of work. The answer? Well, if [...]

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