Wormwitch’s second album, 2019’s ‘The Heaven That Dwells Within’, was a revelation to me. While, on the surface, they weren’t the first to do what they were doing, for me this was the first time I’d heard someone make black metal sound so melodic. Of course I now see beyond that day one analysis, and … Continue reading 337: WORMWITCH
While Wode’s earliest work is fairly straightforward (albeit great) black metal, over the years their sound base evolved into something thrashier and just more exciting. Combining elements of death and thrash metal onto the already strong black metal frame has resulted in such a fantastic sound. Wode’s third album (‘Burn in Many Mirrors’, released earlier … Continue reading 252: WODE
With Midnight, multi-instrumentalist Athenar taps into that rebellious, fist-bumping sound of an era when metal finally started coming into its own, and infuses is with a sex-fueled, cloven-hoofed, fiery nastiness that oozes rock and roll in an age where such bravado is in short supply.