ALBUM REIVEW: Harakiri For The Sky – Mӕre

When I received this album to review it snowed here in the UK, a fresh blanket of snow coated much of the country. I sat at my desk, hot coffee in hand and pressed play on the first track. The first track played, then the second and I pressed pause. Fate had conspired to provide … Continue reading ALBUM REIVEW: Harakiri For The Sky – Mӕre

ALBUM REVIEW: And The Owls Are Now Smiling – The Comforting Grip Of Misery

One man act AND NOW THE OWLS ARE SMILING has returned from deepest, darkest Norfolk with their new release The Comforting Grip Of Misery. The project had their first release in 2017 with the EP The Brooding and enjoyed favourable reviews on the follow up full length release Desolation. In terms of personnel on the … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: And The Owls Are Now Smiling – The Comforting Grip Of Misery

ALBUM REVIEW: Arx Atrata – The Path Untravelled

Atmospheric black metal is a difficult thing to do right. You need the melodic elements to keep it interesting for the listeners but too many that it loses the power it gains from the raw sound that typifies the genre. One-man act ARX ATRATA achieves somewhere close to this for their latest release The Path … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Arx Atrata – The Path Untravelled