Articles by Grayson Hale
In this review, I negate my own argument by criticising unnecessarily long-winded and self-indulgent compositions with a meandering 88 word sentence. – By Grayson Hale
The Blackest Beautiful may not go down as one of the most innovative records of the year, but it’s certainly one of the most entertaining. By Grayson Hale
If it is true that great art cannot be created without suffering, this is nothing short of a masterpiece. – By Grayson Hale
After being hailed as one of the most promising black metal bands of the new millennium with the release of 2007’s Il Était une Forêt…, Québec duo Gris have seemed content to simply bide their time with their second effort. This month sees the release of new album À l’Âme Enflammée, l’Äme Constellée…, Grayson Hale spoke with the band about the new album, their relationship with Annatar, and why they don’t perform live.
Gris have exceeded all expectations with À l’âme enflammée, l’äme constellée… and created what is perhaps one of the most ambitious and innovative depressive black metal albums in recent times. For fans of the genre, this is essential listening. – By Grayson Hale
In short, Antiadore serves up mixed results. Many of the songs possess a certain charm that often excuses their shortcomings, but there is nothing truly spectacular on offer either. – By Grayson Hale
Let’s not beat around the bush here; Lychgate’s self-titled debut album is evil… really evil. – By Grayson Hale
Dark Reverence is a sub-par release that really could have been much better, and Noire will need to improve drastically if they ever hope to release something in the same league as one of their influences. – By Grayson Hale
There is beauty here, but it’s carrying a dark blade – By Grayson Hale
While it is certainly difficult to understand Akron/Family, it is clear that their music goes well beyond your standard rock and pop compositions. By Grayson Hale
With slightly more variation this could have been a highly impressive debut. – By Grayson Hale.