Track Of The Day - The North Edition
Elite level dissonant black metal from France. For fans of Blut aus Nord, Ulcerate & Gorguts.
Very raw Colombian black metal that draws influence from Parabellum, early Bathory & "In The Sign Of Evil" era Sodom.
One of the more black metal oriented tracks from US blackened mathcore outfit Serpent Column's "Endless Detainment" E.P. from last year (this month's feature release for The North). What a belter! One of the tracks of the year in my opinion. For fans of Deathspell Omega, Krallice & Plebeian Grandstand.
High quality atmospheric black metal from London with a strong post-metal component. For fans of Agalloch, Altar Of Plagues & Falls Of Rauros.
An enjoyable folk/Viking metal epic for fans of Falkenbach, Finsterfrost & Viking-period Bathory.
A 16-minute epic of Viking/black metal, hinting at the progressive direction that made me like this band more than I would have about 5 years ago (though I'm not into the vocal reverb):
Isn't it a little odd how my two favorite Enslaved tracks from their Viking/black metal era are both their longest epic and their shortest non-interlude song? "Urtical Gods" has extreme atmosphere for the Vikings to wipe out their enemies...
Enslaved's ultimate fusion of styles from all their albums before this one:
A majestic & atmospheric French black metal tribute to classic Burzum.
The closing piece from Moonsorrow's third album "Kivenkantaja" is by far the most appealing piece on the tracklisting for me personally. It's also the only track that sees them steering completely away from metal.
Superb melodic black metal from France.
Polish black metal for fans of Necromantia, Mayhem & early Samael.
Ambitious US black metal for fans of Negative Plane, Cultes des Ghoules & Darkthrone.
An unbelievably epic example of Finnish progressive black metal for fans of Hail Spirit Noir, A Forest Of Stars & Nachtmystium.
A Viking metal-inspired call to arms for fans of Moonsorrow, Agalloch & early 90's Bathory,.
Some fine blasting Norwegian black metal for fans of Immortal, Dark Funeral & 1349.
Absolutely incredible track; probably the best, more extreme leaning Black Metal track I've heard in months. The opening riff is killer, the slow buildup is intense, and the transition between the melody set up by the buildup and a callback to the opening riff is great. This made me check out the monthly feature way sooner than I was going to this month.
Cripplingly cold & atmospheric Swiss black metal for fans of Burzum, Darkspace & ColdWorld.
Ultra-brutal yet endlessly atmospheric US black metal for fans of Blut aus Nord, Leviathan & Darkspace.
I really love the ambience of this beautifully executed ambient piece which sees the listener observing an epic Viking battle from a safe distance.
Spine-chilling Burzum-inspired atmospheric black metal from the Ukraine. For fans of Ygg, Winterfylleth & Wodensthrone.
Ambitious & experimental one-man atmospheric black metal from Kentucky, USA. For fans of Saor, Wolves In The Throne Room & Skagos.
A Bathory-inspired Viking metal anthem with only hints at Moonsorrow's folkier tendencies. For fans of Falkenbach, Finsterforst & Månegarm.