Category Archives: atmospheric metal

Cloak – “To Venomous Depths”

For me, Atlanta’s Cloak fit the progressive death metal tag. Now, I do realize that many people will suggest otherwise and honestly, I can understand that argument. But their debut album “To Venomous Depths” is packed with great riffs and … Continue reading

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Enslaved – “E”

Every album by Enslaved is highly anticipated by me. “E” was even more than usual however. The big lineup switch was a major cause of this. Keyboardist and clean vocalist Herbrand Larsen left the band toward the end of last … Continue reading

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Legend – “Midnight Champion”

This album is a bit of a surprise for me. I’d never heard of Legend and unless the promo hadn’t found it’s way to my inbox, that would have remained the case. Even then, there are things about it which … Continue reading

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Himmellegeme – “Myth of Earth”

Himmellegeme have a unique name and a captivating sound. Though the band is from Bergen, Norway, they actually remind me of a mix of two Icelandic bands: Sólstafir and Sigur Rós. I am a massive fan of those bands so … Continue reading

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Vattnet – “Vattnet”

There is nothing more “progressive” than a band that completely reinvents themselves. After releasing two awesome atmospheric black metal albums, New Hampshire’s Vattnet Viskar went through a major change. Lead vocalist and guitarist Nicholas Thornbury left the band. Casey Aylward … Continue reading

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The Contortionist – “Clairvoyant”

I got into The Contortionist after hearing the first song off their debut album on a sampler from Good Fight Music. They walked the line between djent and deathcore. Thankfully they never quite went full on deathcore on their debut … Continue reading

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Subterranean Masquerade – “Vagabond”

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” That’s a phrase that comes to mind when it comes to the new album by Subterranean Masquerade called “Vagabond.” Also I would say it’s “more of the same” from them which in this … Continue reading

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