Track Of The Day - The North Edition

December 16, 2020 04:59 AM

Elite level dissonant black metal from France. For fans of Blut aus Nord, Ulcerate & Gorguts.

December 23, 2020 08:10 PM

Very raw Colombian black metal that draws influence from Parabellum, early Bathory & "In The Sign Of Evil" era Sodom.

January 12, 2021 08:44 PM

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.

January 29, 2021 06:59 AM

High quality atmospheric black metal from London with a strong post-metal component. For fans of Agalloch, Altar Of Plagues & Falls Of Rauros.

February 05, 2021 10:08 PM

An enjoyable folk/Viking metal epic for fans of Falkenbach, Finsterfrost & Viking-period Bathory.

February 08, 2021 10:59 AM

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):

February 09, 2021 10:54 AM

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...

February 10, 2021 11:12 AM

Enslaved's ultimate fusion of styles from all their albums before this one:

March 11, 2021 04:49 AM

A majestic & atmospheric French black metal tribute to classic Burzum.

March 22, 2021 12:14 PM

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.

March 31, 2021 05:53 AM

Superb melodic black metal from France.

April 08, 2021 03:10 AM

Polish black metal for fans of Necromantia, Mayhem & early Samael.

May 13, 2021 09:16 PM

Ambitious US black metal for fans of Negative Plane, Cultes des Ghoules & Darkthrone.

June 03, 2021 10:05 PM

An unbelievably epic example of Finnish progressive black metal for fans of Hail Spirit Noir, A Forest Of Stars & Nachtmystium.

June 20, 2021 08:32 PM

A Viking metal-inspired call to arms for fans of  Moonsorrow, Agalloch & early 90's Bathory,.

July 13, 2021 09:54 PM

Some fine blasting Norwegian black metal for fans of Immortal, Dark Funeral & 1349.

July 14, 2021 01:59 PM

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. 

July 21, 2021 09:27 PM

Cripplingly cold & atmospheric Swiss black metal for fans of Burzum, Darkspace & ColdWorld.

August 08, 2021 08:20 PM

Ultra-brutal yet endlessly atmospheric US black metal for fans of Blut aus Nord, Leviathan & Darkspace.

September 07, 2021 09:41 PM

I really love the ambience of this beautifully executed ambient piece which sees the listener observing an epic Viking battle from a safe distance.

October 02, 2021 06:27 AM

Spine-chilling Burzum-inspired atmospheric black metal from the Ukraine. For fans of Ygg, Winterfylleth & Wodensthrone.

October 13, 2021 11:54 AM

Ambitious & experimental one-man atmospheric black metal from Kentucky, USA. For fans of Saor, Wolves In The Throne Room & Skagos.

October 18, 2021 01:49 AM

A Bathory-inspired Viking metal anthem with only hints at Moonsorrow's folkier tendencies. For fans of Falkenbach, Finsterforst & Månegarm.

October 24, 2021 11:05 AM

The late 80's birth of war metal from the Canadian godfathers of the subgenre. For fans of Archgoat, Proclamation & Black Witchery.