Black Metal Friday: Hope Drone “Every End Is Fated In Its Beginning”

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Aussie band Hope Drone deal in the sort of atmospheric black metal that might appeal to fans of Wolves in the Throne Room or Alter of Plagues. Founded in 2011, this Brisbane band released the critically acclaimed eponymous EP…

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Black Metal Friday: Immortal Bird “Neoplastic”

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Chicago’s Immortal Bird defies classification. Their sound definitely runs thick with the hallmarks of black metal, but there’s also a bit of an “everything but the kitchen sink” vibe going on. The band shifts effortlessly from sludgy, doom metal to thrash all the way up through…

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Black Metal Friday: Dimmu Borgir “The Serpentine Offering”

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Norway’s Dimmu Borgir can trace its origins all the way back to the dawn of the second wave of black metal. The band formed in 1993 as contemporaries of Mayhem, Darkthrone, Thorns, and the countless other Scandanavian icons of the second wave. Initially their sound was…

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Black Metal Friday: Frosthelm “Silent and Dark, The Everlasting Sky”

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Cold, forlorn landscapes make the ideal breeding grounds for black metal bands. Maybe that’s why North Dakota is rapidly becoming the U.S. black metal (USBM) scene’s answer to Scandinavia. Earlier this year we were gifted with the release of ND natives…

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