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Naxen – Towards the Tomb of Times Review

Naxen – Towards the Tomb of Times Review

“This German black metal trio is relatively new to the scene, having released a single EP, 2018’s To Abide in Ancient Abysses, which, while not particularly unique, was a solid two-track, eighteen-minute foray into cranky darkness. Now we’re greeted with their first full-length, Towards the Tomb of Times, which, while also offering an awesome and epic oomph of alliterative accomplishment, equals more of the same darkness and black metal shenanigans that we came to expect with its predecessor.” Action Naxen.

Aoratos – Gods Without Name Review

Aoratos – Gods Without Name Review

” You may not have noticed but 2019 has been pretty fucking shitty for black metal thus far.¬†Fortunately, the same dude behind Nightbringer and Akhlys (the so-called ‘Naas Alcameth,’ presumably because ‘Kyle Spanswick’ wasn’t brutal enough) has decided to right the ship by unleashing unto the world his first release under the Aoratos moniker. Gods Without Name promises a particularly theological (but nameless) acclamation of the genre and I’m delighted to report that your black metal collection should now be one record fuller.” Anonymous beatdown.

Shrine of Insanabilis – Disciples of the Void Review

Shrine of Insanabilis – Disciples of the Void Review

“Anonymity is a useful tool to promote your music. By removing faces, names, and egos from a project, you allow the music to communicate your message, and if performed properly, it can elevate your art to levels only dreamed of. It can also subject you to ridiculous levels of unicorn-shaming.” Mysteries wrapped in riddles get stabbed with the unihorn.

Akhlys – The Dreaming I Review

Akhlys – The Dreaming I Review

“This newest excursion into esoteric blackened realms focuses on the power of dreams and their connection to spirituality, with only one 37-minute song, “Supplication,” released beforehand. Does their full-length debut, The Dreaming I, carry you to the darker spirit realms, or are you better off just taking some melatonin and valerian root and hoping for the best?” To sleep, perchance to scream.