Friday 06th December 2019,
The Black Planet

Albums Reviews

TORPOR – Rhetoric of the Image

TORPOR – Rhetoric of the Image

Torpor is a British doom/sludge trio from London. The band who makes a lot of noise entered the heavy scene a few years ago with “From Nothing Comes Everything”. Although being a good debut album, the band got really recognized by sludge fans one year later, after the release of the split with Sonance containing [...]

December 2, 2019 Kasper Pasinski Comments Off on TORPOR – Rhetoric of the Image

BLAME ZEUS – Seethe

BLAME ZEUS – Seethe

Blame Zeus’s new record “Seethe” is a ten-track masterclass on how to write an accessible, ear-catching, progressive rock record. It’s being released on November 8th, 2019 via Rockshots Records, and it is an album that rock fans need to hear. It’s filled to the brim with tasty, decadent passages that segue into massive releases in [...]

November 18, 2019 Bret "Baldman" Troie Comments Off on BLAME ZEUS – Seethe

ARCHGOAT – The Luciferian Crown

ARCHGOAT – The Luciferian Crown

For those who enjoy bestial black metal (or war metal, as some people call it), Finland’s Archgoat has proven to be one of the ruling bands of that niche. Last year, they presented us with their fourth full-length The Luciferian Crown. This album, as pretty much any album released by Archgoat, counts with the amazing [...]

November 17, 2019 Filipe Aragão Comments Off on ARCHGOAT – The Luciferian Crown

LEPROUS – Pitfalls

LEPROUS – Pitfalls

Every time LEPROUS release a new album, it seems their fans discuss and disassemble every detail of the record, even upfront when knowing only the two or three advance-singles. The hottest discussion always seems to concern the question if Leprous are still prog or metal, or pop/rock nowadays or something completely different, and why they [...]

October 25, 2019 Uta Arnold Comments Off on LEPROUS – Pitfalls

THE GREAT OLD ONES – Cosmicism

THE GREAT OLD ONES – Cosmicism

Bordeaux is known for many things, like fine wine and Gothic monuments. However, extreme metal is not one of those things, and if one band is about to change that, it’s The Great Old Ones. Only two years after the release of the fantastic “EOD: A Tale of Dark Legacy”, this French post-black metal quintet [...]

October 23, 2019 Ricardo Pereira Comments Off on THE GREAT OLD ONES – Cosmicism

VISCERAL DISGORGE – Slithering Evisceration

VISCERAL DISGORGE – Slithering Evisceration

From the rotten bowels of Baltimore (Maryland, USA), after eight long years of no new material, the mighty Visceral Disgorge emerge once again, with the album “Slithering Evisceration”, released on Agonia Records. The brutal death metal veterans forged their reputation with their debut album “Ingesting Putridity” in 2011. It became one of the most popular [...]

September 30, 2019 Luís Pinto Comments Off on VISCERAL DISGORGE – Slithering Evisceration

AU-DESSUS – End of Chapter

AU-DESSUS – End of Chapter

Au-Dessus is a Lithuanian band formed in 2014. After the release of a self-titled EP that received very positive reviews, in 2017 they released the debut album “End of Chapter”. Keeping this simple, what we have here is a great post-black metal album. But calling it post-metal doesn’t do justice to the music, since we [...]

September 3, 2019 João Osório Comments Off on AU-DESSUS – End of Chapter

GLOSON – Mara

GLOSON – Mara

Gloson are a quartet (former quintet) from Sweden who seem to be devout apostles of the millennial “NeurIsis” post-sludge metal sound. Focusing on a modern production, the first band that might pop to mind when listening to “Mara” is fellow Swedes Cult of Luna. Fans of Adimiron and Gaerea shall also find something to sink [...]

July 12, 2019 Sérgio Pelado , Comments Off on GLOSON – Mara

HEY SATAN – Orange Moon

HEY SATAN – Orange Moon

 Hey Satan is a stoner rock trio from Lausanne, Switzerland. The band released their second full length album called ‘Orange Moon’ via Cold Smoke Records on the 5th of April 2019. The record starts with ‘Housewife Blues’, a catchy song mainly due to a repetitive and jumpy guitar riff. The drums section fills the space between the [...]

July 11, 2019 Kasper Pasinski Comments Off on HEY SATAN – Orange Moon

ABBATH – Outstrider

ABBATH – Outstrider

The almighty Abbath returns! Three years after his debut solo album ‘Abbath’ that followed the split of Immortal, the charismatic guitarist returns with ‘Outstrider’. The album was released via Season Of Mist on the beginning of the month. From the very beginning ‘Outstrider’ proves not to disappoint. The opening track ‘Calm in Ire (Of Hurricane)’ starts [...]

July 9, 2019 Kasper Pasinski Comments Off on ABBATH – Outstrider

VOUS AUTRES – Champ du Sang

VOUS AUTRES – Champ du Sang

Formed in France in 2017, the self-proclaimed Blackened Sludge duo Vous Autres released their first LP Champ du Sang on April 8th 2019. Needless to say, Metal bands from France, especially Black Metal ones, are the best at their craft in the discomfort area. Just listen to Deathspell Omega for instance, there’s always something unhealthy [...]

June 18, 2019 Michael Parent Comments Off on VOUS AUTRES – Champ du Sang

SAINT VITUS – Saint Vitus

SAINT VITUS – Saint Vitus

Saint Vitus is undoubtedly one of the doom metal pioneers. The band leaded by Dave Chandler is returning with Scott Reagers to release their self-titled album (second in their discography). The album is set for release on May 17th by Season of Mist. The record starts with the slow distorted guitar sounds of ‘Remains’. Dave [...]

May 15, 2019 Kasper Pasinski Comments Off on SAINT VITUS – Saint Vitus

VOZ DE NENHUM – Sublimation

VOZ DE NENHUM – Sublimation

In Metal circles, one can meet all kinds of opinions on a plethora of topics. Take for instance one genre: Black Metal. Some purists will say that the genre started and died with Venom, Bathory, and Celtic Frost aka the First Wave of Black Metal. While, cultists,I mean kvltists, will celebrate Darkthrone, Mayhem and Emperor [...]

April 15, 2019 Michael Parent Comments Off on VOZ DE NENHUM – Sublimation

MOONSHADE – Sun Dethroned

MOONSHADE – Sun Dethroned

Moonshade – a Portuguese melodic death band – has been around for some time, however, with the release of their debut album “Sun Dethroned”, they have truly shown their quality. The album was released via Art Gates Records. The evolution since the release of their first EP “The Path of Redemption” back in 2010, has [...]

April 4, 2019 Rita Limede Comments Off on MOONSHADE – Sun Dethroned