I don’t usually review live albums / concert DVDs, but I’m making an exception for the stunning acoustic concert from Swedish gothic legends Katatonia.
Is it just me, or does it seem to you as if there’s something strange in the air in Iceland? Something that burrows into the souls of her musicians and lays eggs there, so that when an icelandic musician first sits down at an instrument, their brain doesn’t approach it in quite the same way. Why else is it that this country continues to produce some of the most sonically-haunting and artistically-challenging music in the world? Sólstafir are one such example.
2014 kicked arse when it came to solid, genre-bending metal releases. This is probably a relatively predictable list this year, as I don’t feel as if I’ve really been grabbed by anything super-underground recently, and most of these albums I’ve raved about already. Most of these albums are pretty high […]
I’ve always had a bit of a love/hate relationship with prog and prog metal. One of the bands my dad always dug was Pink Floyd, and I grew up with a real appreciation for the way they used songscapes to tell stories and evoke moods. Perhaps because I more prefer […]
It’s been a while since I last posted a strictly metal-related article. You’ll probably see a bit less metal content around here, as I’m trying to branch out into some other topics. I have been writing on this blog for more than 5 years now, so I’m trying to continue […]