Kathrine Shepard, better known as Sylvaine, is a Norwegian singer/songwriter whose blending of the ethereal and extreme makes for some of the most beautiful music I’ve heard in years. Shepard’s vocals are delicate, and haunting. Beautiful clean melodies float gently above the delicate music, but suddenly everything shifts. Black metal strumming takes hold and that … Continue reading 259: SYLVAINE
Yes, it’s another one-man atmospheric black metal project. Sorry, not sorry. The Ruins of Beverast is the brainchild of German multi-instrumentalist Alexander von Meiland. Through it, he combines atmospheric black metal and doom metal, utilising synths and building a deeply textured atmosphere. Earlier this year, he released ‘The Thule Grimoires’, The Ruins of Beverast’s seventh … Continue reading 175: THE RUINS OF BEVERAST
Six weeks ago or so, I wrote about US one-man black metal project, Mare Cognitum, who had been part of the collaborative album/atmospheric black metal masterpiece 'Wanderers: Astrology of the Nine' and then only 12 months later released and absolutely sensation solo album in 'Solar Paroxysm'. Well, now it's time to talk about the other … Continue reading 153: SPECTRAL LORE
Myrkur first burst onto the black metal scene an enigma - an enrapturing and mysterious atmospheric black metal artist with an incredible voice and Nordic folk influences. In time, the world learned that Myrkur was, in fact, the creation of Danish pop singer Amalie Bruun, Myrkur’s music has grown and matured over the past few … Continue reading 147: MYRKUR
Grima are a 2-man atmospheric black metal project formed in Russia in 2014. The music has a thematic focus on nature and paganism and, in their own words, is “based on the worship of the elder forest, its power and magic, where the Grima is a supreme god… a powerful spirit, who protects only those … Continue reading 138: GRIMA
Midnight Odyssey is easily becoming one of the most incredible artists in black metal today, with genre-expanding, sweeping, modern epics that simply defy comparison.