Category Archives: atmospheric metal

Obscura – “Diluvium”

There are certain bands that I know I can count on to deliver a quality album every time out. Obscura is one of those bands. Over the years, they have gotten better at what they do and it’s been a … Continue reading

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Burial in the Sky – “Creatio Et Hominus”

In the league with Black Crown Initiate, early White Arms of Athena, and Fallujah, I’d label Pennsylvania’s Burial in the Sky Progressive Melodic Death Metal. In my opinion, track one “Nexus” and the last minute of “Tesla” tells the listener … Continue reading

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Alkaloid – “Liquid Anatomy”

As if the first album by supergroup Alkaloid wasn’t amazing enough, the band is back (finally!) with the followup, “Liquid Anatomy” and somehow they have outdone themselves. Alkaloid features a lineup of incredibly talented musicians that have played in bands … Continue reading

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Traun – “The Lilac Moon,” “The Black Metal Princess” and “Escape from Spa Nine”

For all intents and purposes, the trilogy of releases from Traun called “The Lilac Moon,” “The Black Metal Princess” and “Escape from Spa Nine” make up three parts of a full album. Each of them are roughly 20 minutes long … Continue reading

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Ihsahn – “Ámr”

In my opinion, Ihsahn is a musical genius. I don’t use that term lightly either. The list of people that I classify as a musical genius is short. It’s much shorter when I limit it to living legends. Every album … Continue reading

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Voices – “Frightened”

Concept albums can be a very slippery slope for me. Too many are bloated and corny. Darker concept records seem to appeal to me though. The last album by UK’s Voices was one of those albums. “London” was an album … Continue reading

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