Tuesday 28th January 2020,
The Black Planet

Albums Reviews

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

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