Weakling – Dead As Dreams

Recommendation: 🐺🐺🐺 Released only seven years after the first Burzum album, Weakling’s Dead as Dreams pioneered a wave of American black metal bands1 that was so distinct from its Scandinavian predecessors that it even earned its own tag: “US Black Metal,” or USBM. For better or for worse – and more often the former, much to the chagrin of Weakling’s […]

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Drudkh – Forgotten Legends

Recommendation: 🐺🐺☁ Low fidelity production in black metal can be an immensely efficacious tool in establishing atmosphere, with the most (in?)famous example being Darkthrone’s Transilvanian Hunger. Sometimes a lo-fi aesthetic is necessitated by financial constraints on behalf of the band, which is at least one of the reasons why Ulver’s Nattens Madrigal – Aatte Hymne til Ulven i Manden has its characteristic buzzsaw […]

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