Thursday 09th April 2020,
The Black Planet

Albums Reviews

HERON – Time Immemorial

HERON – Time Immemorial

Vancouver metal quartet, Heron, continue their mission as one of the last few saving graces who pursue to reconstruct the genre of sludge metal and what it has to offer. While their 2015’s self-titled and 2016’s “Fire Twin” EPs proved their prowess to embody a span of genres from doom metal assaults, to psych rock [...]

April 5, 2020 Niko Savic Comments Off on HERON – Time Immemorial

BENIGHTED – Obscene Repressed

BENIGHTED – Obscene Repressed

Saint-Etienne, France’s death metal/grind outfit Benighted have garnered a respectable amount of recognition over the past two decades in the large metal arena. Not conservative enough to be called grind and not focused enough to be deemed as pure death metal, Benighted bestride the opening between the two genres. Their latest offering “Obscene Repressed” is [...]

April 4, 2020 Niko Savic Comments Off on BENIGHTED – Obscene Repressed

THORNS OF GRIEF – Anthems To My Remains

THORNS OF GRIEF – Anthems To My Remains

In a country mainly known for both its black and death metal, it’s strange to learn that this Funeral Doom one man band hails from Poland. However, Thorns of Grief makes its Debut in 2019 with “Anthems to my remains”, a five tracked album illustrated with quite an interesting artwork. “Anthems To My Remains” is [...]

April 3, 2020 Filipe Aragão Comments Off on THORNS OF GRIEF – Anthems To My Remains

BÖLZER – Lese Majesty

BÖLZER – Lese Majesty

Swiss extreme rockers Bölzer are back with the “Lese Majesty” mini album, three years after releasing “Hero”. Consisting of only two members, drummer HzR and guitarist/vocalist KzR, Bölzer’s lineup mirrors that of German neighbours’ Mantar. Both projects try to squeeze out all the sonic ferocity they can from the spare set of single percussion, single [...]

April 3, 2020 Sérgio Pelado Comments Off on BÖLZER – Lese Majesty

HEIR – Au peuple de l’abîme

HEIR – Au peuple de l’abîme

For several times France has proven to be an authentic black metal foundry, especially Les Acteurs de l’Ombre Productions (LADLO) who graced all of us with amazing releases. In 2017, “Au peuple de l’abîme” was issued. The first full-length album from the Ocitanian quartet “Heir”, who had already shown their face with both a split [...]

April 3, 2020 Filipe Aragão Comments Off on HEIR – Au peuple de l’abîme

COFFIN TORTURE – Dismal Planet

COFFIN TORTURE – Dismal Planet

Coffin Torture is a sludge duo hailing from South Carolina, USA. Their music development started under the name Tsavo which evolved into Cave Dweller to finally get the shape of Coffin Torture. Their first full-length record “Dismal Planet” follows the release of several EP’s and live albums throughout the years. So… it starts as expected [...]

March 22, 2020 Kasper Pasinski Comments Off on COFFIN TORTURE – Dismal Planet

NYRST – Orsök

NYRST – Orsök

There aren’t many bands out there in the open that truly understand black metal. Today, a lot of acts borrow inspiration from the black metal groups that were essential to establishing the genre in the first place, but they do not reach the core harshness. Enter Nyrst, a black metal act from Reykjavík, Iceland, who [...]

March 13, 2020 Niko Savic Comments Off on NYRST – Orsök

THANK YOU SCIENTIST – Terraformer

THANK YOU SCIENTIST – Terraformer

The year 2019 is already stacked with amazing albums in all genres and here we have the third studio release by American progressive and jazz collective Thank You Scientist. Their longest effort to date so far (nearly 85 minutes), this one is not for the shy nor the common music listener. It’s long, it’s complex, [...]

January 7, 2020 Filipe Gomes Comments Off on THANK YOU SCIENTIST – Terraformer

BLUT AUS NORD – Hallucinogen

BLUT AUS NORD – Hallucinogen

Blut aus Nord has been the spearhead of innovation in the extreme music scene for the last fifteen years. Starting with the seminal “The Work Which Transforms God” in 2003, with its pioneering industrial/black metal fusion, every BaN’s new release has been a jack-in-the-box for both fans and music press alike. Veering between extreme industrial [...]

December 27, 2019 Sérgio Pelado Comments Off on BLUT AUS NORD – Hallucinogen

RAPHAEL WEINROTH-BROWNE – “Worlds Within”

RAPHAEL WEINROTH-BROWNE – “Worlds Within”

Raphael Weinroth-Browne has left some remarkable footsteps in the past with his previous albums and projects (or contributions to albums and tours such as Leprous). Now, he unleashes his true potential with his new solo album called “Worlds Within”. Believe your faithful reviewer: you haven’t experienced yet what Mr Weinroth-Browne is really able to do [...]

December 17, 2019 Uta Arnold Comments Off on RAPHAEL WEINROTH-BROWNE – “Worlds Within”

KHARNATH – The Downfall

KHARNATH – The Downfall

In times when all the well-known bands throw their high-gloss polished new albums into the market simultaneously and in the same way, some of you might feel they want something different. Something more raw and to the point, true underground black metal, so to speak. You might find that in the new EP “The Downfall” [...]

December 11, 2019 Uta Arnold Comments Off on KHARNATH – The Downfall

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