Review: The End

The End "Within Dividia" (Relapse) I like it, the whole idea of it all.  The album has old black and white photos of rural areas with old barns and fields, and it's made to look like they have heat...

Review: The End

The End "Transfer Trachea Reverberations from Point: False Omniscient" (Relapse) I guess one would have to call this experimental art metal.  The music goes all over the map, but always remains hard,...

Review: Enslaved

Enslaved "Below the Light" (The End) If a band has ever played what might be classifiable as melancholy black metal, then it is Enslaved who are that band.  The vocals have the snarling Tasmanian Devil...

Review: Virgin Black

Virgin Black "Elegant and Dying" (The End) Impressive.  This is dark, doom-laden music that isn't full of self-pity or the usual depressed clichŽs of the dark metal genre.  Virgin Black is forging a...

Review: The Gathering

The Gathering "Souvenirs" (The End) I'm reading up on the history of this band and unbelievably enough they've progressed into their current style, a dreamy, trippy electronic affair with sweet female...

Review: Dark Throne

Dark Throne "Hate Them" (The End) True black metal.  That's a stupid thing to write, "true black metal," as if other black metal is somehow false or maybe just slightly dishonest.  What I mean, I think,...