If I wasn’t already familiar with the output of Barghest or the label responsible for unleashing this beast into the ether, the incredible artwork from filth lord Hal Rotter of Rotting Graphics would definitely make me stop and take a listen. Depending on who you ask, Barghest is either a massive evil English dog or   Read More …

If Godflesh made an atmospheric post-rock and black metal hybrid industrial album you would get this fine offering from Forhekset allé. It’s brilliant and delicious. Get it.

New release on our Bludclot Recordings netalbel, get on it! Here is a little extended EP of slice’n’dice breakcore and more from Roatur, an English producer/DJ and part owner of Dsytopian Soundsystem. This is some of that oldschool cut/paste vibe breakcore shenanigans – lots of Amens flying about and some peculiar sampling spiced up with   Read More …

Somewhere, in a world that is not our own, there is apparently a species of life that craft epic (cringe-worthy word use, I know) black metal, noise-as-music, and progressive rock/metal tendencies as a single entity. If nothing else, the last couple of years in heavy metal music have shown us this as a truth via   Read More …

I dunno. Get your mind blown by truly epic black metal and then just fuck off.

The thing I appreciate most in a musician is them not giving a fuck. Just making their art and putting it out there, with little or no regard for what people will think of it while also hoping that it’ll reach the right people who will particularly feel what it is they’ve done. Legs Akimbo   Read More …

Mammoth new offering from out sister netlabel which operates in the ambient/noise/drone/cult/experimental realms. There’s a sweet physical copy you can order, too, which we think you should. Check it out! “Every Day In Further Decay” is a various artist compilation from TheDarkTapes netlabel. The concept behind the compilation was decay, decomposition, and the like. Keeping that   Read More …

When you listen to a sludge and/or doom act, what do you want out of it? I’ll tell you, in the self-descriptive words of this band: Dark heavy low end rumble, weighty rhythm, controlled dissonance, harsh and guttural. Nous (British: /?na?s/;[1] US: /?nu?s/), sometimes equated to intellect or intelligence, is a philosophical term for the   Read More …

This is the best black metal release of 2014 from a band I did not already know of prior to listening.

Locktender are a doomy post-rock influenced hardcore sludge act out of Ohio which is born from the ashes of Men As Trees. The band is a conceptual act,  picking an artist to focus each release on and then writing each song inspired by a single piece from said artist. It all sounds rather lofty and   Read More …