Spectral Lore – Gnosis


I have been hearing alot of great music in the black metal genre recently. One of the more recent albums is Ghnosis by Spectral Lore. Infusing Greek instrumentation with psychedelic black metal sounds the music is just as philosophical as the ancient Greeks.


SOMA – Bolzer

somaI couldn’t stand the vocalist! The music was genius though. Especially the opening track Steppes. Released on a prominent Irish black metal label Invictus Productions. The artwork is just as mesmerizing and hazy as the music. I will have to listen to more of this band from Switzerland as they continue to put out more music.


If there was one video in the black metal that I would recommend to you it would be Haavad Uulitsal by Loits. Its simply unique, dark and haunting. Its a great song and video together. Loits have some other great black metal songs too like Vanade Leegionaride Laul. They have a music video out full of great black metal tracks and videos. Their latest effort was out in 2012 but they have been around for two decades spewing out releases with EPs and three full lengths. It seems like you can get their CDs and Vinyls directly through Flank N Roll Records which seems to be the band owned label. The band hails from Estonia.

Slugathor – Echoes From Beneath


Death metal from Finland. I was hooked on this album the minute it started to play. The music had a heavy black metal sound to it and the whole album seemed to flow through all the tracks. I would recommend this to fans of black metal and doom metal for its slow metal style. Released back in 2009 on vinyl and cd formats by Drakkar the band was active for a decade having formed in 1999 and disbanding after this release. With only release after this one which was a compilation album released in 2010 by their original label Time Before Time.

Sektemtum – Aut Caesar Aut Nihil

I was pulled in upon hearing their opening track for this album. High speed black metal assault with the opening title track but that luster soon faded with every minute that inched forward. During the initial draw-in I went on youtube to hear more of them and discovered they had a music video for that very track. With over 125,000 clicks garnered in just 2 years the band clearly has a following. Based out of France and on an established French label Osmose Productions they have to date only released one album as 2015 dawns closer with each second passing. Their music video consists of three girls walking around doing strange things like peeing while standing up. In case your wondering why I did not review the music video more thoroughly – its because it failed to keep my attention attuned even with the chicks present.

Mute Ocean – Overcoming The Void


This CD took me by surprise. Due to time constraints I haven’t dedicated as much time to music listening. This one stole the limelight as being a random great find especially considering the band just released this in 2014 through Hypnotic Dirge Records (Canadian label).

Some notable favourite tracks include Escape The Earth, Wanderer, Colossus, and Overcoming the Void.

They remind me specifically of Slagmaur without the instrumentation since this band is pure black metal. They still seem to amaze with their raw energy with the music being very transcendental creating atmosphere.

The band hails from St.Petersburg, Russia and now they are surely on my watch list for future albums.