Album Review: Dir En Grey – The Insulated World

Formed in 1997, avantgarde metal outfit Dir En Grey are one of the most well-known and important Japanese metal bands. Their unique style, a mixture of death metal, progressive metal, hardcore and basically EVERYTHING ELSE, has been unparalleled and their musical output incredibly consistent.  Now, 21 years after their inception, Dir En Grey release their … More Album Review: Dir En Grey – The Insulated World

Album Review: Insect Ark – Marrow Hymns

Insect Ark is an instrumental metal band from Brooklyn, New York comprised of Dana Schechter and Ashley Spungin. They describe their music as “experimental cinematic doom”. Marrow Hymns is their second full length album. The music presented on this album truly is something special. Combining elements of psychedelic rock, crushing doom and atmospheric drone/noise, the … More Album Review: Insect Ark – Marrow Hymns

Album Review: netra – Ingrats

March 9th, 2017 (Norway/France); Hypnotic Dirge Records LP (39 min.) Avantgarde/Depressive Black Metal A few days ago I stumbled across a record label called Hypnotic Dirge Records on Bandcamp. It is a label focusing on underground experimental/atmospheric Doom and Black Metal bands. All the albums on the label are available for free download on Bandcamp (an opportunity … More Album Review: netra – Ingrats

EP Review: TIMŌRĀTUS & weapons of indignation – Compass

April 19th (USA), self-released EP (17 min.) Drone Doom, Avantgarde Metal The “Compass” EP is the newest release by Christian experimental one man Metal project TIMŌRĀTUS, which came into being in collaboration with another underground one man project called weapons of indignation. Over the last few years, David Napier, the man behind TIMŌRĀTUS, has been … More EP Review: TIMŌRĀTUS & weapons of indignation – Compass