Articles by Matt Daniels
Multiverse is one of many facets and dimensions of Violet Cold and one of many gifts wrapped in healing comfort straight from Emin’s heart to yours.
This is pure and ugly death metal, raw, unrelenting and caustic music fit for the battle field.
A punishing and dense slab of blackened extremity that sucks you violently into a vacuum of unimaginable scientific horror, decaying futures and terrifying cosmic anomalies
nie nas widzę is a stellar release with plenty of hooks and emotion and one deserving of any AOTY list.
Beyond North Star is dripping-black, 100% killer and inventive black metal.
Eriksen’s prowess for songwriting is outstanding and the riffs here are especially the star, drawing you into Dypet’s immersive depths.
Aphotic’s sound grabs you in a cosmic chokehold and devours you with its fury.
11 Days is by far one of the most perfect examples of a concept album that I’ve ever heard.
Total allows its stunning musical beauty and breadth to creep into your soul very quickly.
A dreaded cacophony or torturous noise, harmful and disorientating to some, pure blackened avant-garde bliss to others.
A cracking album full of mini belters, gargantuan riffs and a heap of future potential.
It Can Never Be Satisfied is a thoroughly engrossing, if a little uncomfortable for some, debut album that displays exactly the talents that this band has, and believe me, you will be satisfied.
This is slamming, blackened, avant-garde death metal and utter chthonic chaos of the highest order.
A fantastic, visceral and traumatising drag through the hellscapes and forbidden places of one’s mind and one listen will reveal your truest darkness and how you embrace its magnificent, soulless blackness.
It’s a merciless skullfuck of an album with nine spine-shreading tracks ready to get you windmill moshing and face-planting brick walls.
I cannot praise Ash in Realms of Stone Icons enough and will be keeping an eye out for whatever this band puts out in the future.
Krüller is industrialised mayhem pushed through a time hole and spat out into a cybernetic future where the crushing of bone underfoot is as natural as a bird song once was.
Noktvrn lets in a little light into the void-blackness of Der Weg Einer Freiheit’s masterful catalogue and finds a new path to catharsis.
Each track takes you through a portal of dissonance into wicked abodes of horror and abyssal landscapes.
Their music contains many elements that are shotgun-blasted into your ears and are absorbed into the chaos of your twitching head.
The Humming Mountain thrives on its subtleties more than its face-melting moments. Those little nuances make the album sparkle a little more.