Few (if any) albums this year will be able to surpass Forever Blue for sheer emotive weight.
Crystal Cascade: Immersing in the Wintery World of Unreqvited’s Empathica
Sole member 鬼 on anonymity, aesthetics and the balance between darkness and beauty.
Album Premiere: Wren – Groundswells
For fans of metal that’s deliberate, bleak and all-consuming, Groundswells is simply a must-hear.
Review / Wren – Groundswells
The London innovators’ latest album proves their immense songwriting ability.
First Impressions: 16 of the Best Killer Intros, From Instant Riffs to Dynamic Soundscapes
We run through our favourite track intros, from massive riffs to subtle soundscapes.
Telepathy / Burn Embrace – letting the music speak for itself
Dark and powerful third full-length from UK post-metal sludge quartet.
Sorrow Surrenders Its Crown: Inside the Emotive Journey of Telepathy’s Burn Embrace
The post-sludge maestros on thematic consistency and emotive clichés.
Doomed To Fail: J.J. Anselmi on Sabbath Lies, Problematic Bands and the Importance of Chronicling Metal
We speak to the man who literally wrote the book on doom, sludge and post-metal.
Premiere: Bosphorus – Silhouette
Huge sludge riffs straight out of Scotland.
Review: Garganjua – Toward The Sun
The progressive doom merchants take their sound to another level on their engrossing and evocative new album.