What Are You Listening To Now - The North Edition

January 13, 2021 07:38 PM


Panopticon - Kentucky (2012)

I have grown really fond of this record in recent weeks (think I picked up on it from a track on the North playlist the other month).  It is such a well composed album that deals with a very emotive subject very sensibly in terms of how the folk, bluegrass and black metal elements are deployed to tell the story.  Need to find time to get a review done on this so will hold off rating at this stage.

Quoted MacabreEternal 

My favourite Panopticon album and one of my favourite atmo-black records. A metal album dealing with a labour dispute is a rare thing indeed, but then again Austin Lunn is a rare individual in the world of black metal.


March 31, 2021 11:14 AM

Mare Cognitum - Solar Paroxysm (2021)

First time listening to this band and have to say I am already massively impressed by just the power of the opening track on here.

March 31, 2021 04:57 PM

Incredible record, my favorite of 2021 so far. I'm really impressed that he was able to follow up Wanderers: Astrology Of The Nine from last year with something that might be his best work yet. 

March 31, 2021 09:33 PM

Damn right guys. This is a great record from a fantastic talent. I feel it's got a bit more bite than his more cosmic-sounding earlier releases. My amber vinyl copy was waiting for me when I got home from work today, so looking forward to spinning that up this Easter weekend. It's a really nice gatefold package that looks almost as good as the Wanderers: Astrology of the Nine vinyl release.

April 03, 2021 01:29 PM

Spectral Lore - III (2014)

Damn Mare Cognitum get me all like atmospheric and shit this week so pulled out this beauty of a record from 7 years ago.  Need to be spinning this more to get back in my head.  This guy knows how to write and of course did a split/collab with Mare Cognitum that I need to check out also.


April 03, 2021 03:40 PM

Hey Vinny, Spectral Lore has actually done a couple of collab / splits with Mare Cognitum - 2013's Sol and last year's Wanderers: Astrology of the Nine, both of which are really great, especially Wanderers. Both bands are extremely accomplished at the whole cosmic black metal thing, don't you think?

April 03, 2021 09:19 PM


Hey Vinny, Spectral Lore has actually done a couple of collab / splits with Mare Cognitum - 2013's Sol and last year's Wanderers: Astrology of the Nine, both of which are really great, especially Wanderers. Both bands are extremely accomplished at the whole cosmic black metal thing, don't you think?

Quoted Sonny92

Yeah both are superb and both discographies need some Vinnytime spent with them.


April 06, 2021 04:56 PM