Tag Archive for progressive black metal

Cobalt. Hi-Dive. 09.24.16

Cobalt. Hi-Dive. 09.24.16 Back in 2012 I wrote an extensive profile on Profound Lore Records. It had been three years since Cobalt’s groundbreaking Gin had been released and Chris Bruni was confident the follow-up was on its way. “Phil has done his service in Iraq, which is great, so Cobalt will become a focus. They are currently writing the next full-length… Read more →

Winter Rite Tour. Marquis Theater. 02.06.13

Last night was a perfect reminder as to why I decided to cut back on shows this year.  There I was at the Marquis Theater, spitting distance from Norwegian metal-gods Enslaved, before the clock struck midnight, and I was yawning.  “As Fire (and a sparse, violent circle pit)  Swept Clean the Earth”, my mind was losing a battle with my body.… Read more →

‘never fade away’ Recommended Releases 10.12

October turned out to be a HUGE month for new music.  The return of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, a double album of original material from Neil Young & Crazy Horse, the debut from Kendrick Lamar…Death Grips bypassing their label with the graphic NO LOVE DEEP WEB, hardcore shit from Pig Destroyer, Enslaved and Converge…the return of Bat For Lashes, Chelsea Wolfe… Read more →

notes from the coast: Wolves in the Throne Room. Chelsea Wolfe. Echoplex. 01.26.12

If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll already know we’re big fans of Chelsea Wolfe and Wolves in the Throne Room. Both acts topped most of our lists last year in almost every category. So it’s with extreme jealously that I present Genji’s review of the joint bill at Echoplex last Thursday night. There’s a certain backlash against underground bands, particularly… Read more →

Wolves in the Throne Room: Live Review + Interview with Aaron Weaver

It’s Friday night in the RiNo district of Denver, a clever abbreviation for the River North Art District, which is actually just a deceiving name for an area most known for its popularity on police scanners. The harsh sounds of hometown doom band, Skully Mammoth,escape from the space they call Rhinoceropolis. I am outside, drinking from a can of Dale’s… Read more →

‘night born songs descend by moonlight’

Wolves in the Throne Room – Celestial Lineage (Southern Lord, 2011) A trilogy of albums that started with 2007‘s Two Hunters and continued through 2009‘s Black Cascade comes to an end with Celestial Lineage.  The Weaver brothers once again enlisted Jessika Kenney to provide angelic clean vocals to close out this opus the way it started…in the cold, black woods… Read more →