Just So You Know, Some Wyrd Stuff Is Going On

I had planned for this post to be a good ol' ramble about how social media is treating me since I returned the other day, but I'm saving it for another time. A: because I want to go a full week before reporting on the pitfalls and positives of being back. And B: because I… Continue reading Just So You Know, Some Wyrd Stuff Is Going On

The Wyrd Sounds Of January

There was a point last year where I thought I'd probably never be able to listen to music again. It was the bleakest of times. So I made up for it in January and listened to as much as I could. I'd say I listened to more music in that month than I listened to… Continue reading The Wyrd Sounds Of January

The Story So Far Of Battle Jacket #2

One of the saddest things about depression is how it cunningly and cruelly siphons away passion. In 2019 I found that I was gradually losing grip on all the things that had once meant so much to me. There came a point where I found it impossible to enjoy the music and art that had,… Continue reading The Story So Far Of Battle Jacket #2

Becoming The Forest

I was thinking today how many really EXCELLENT publications there are available that explore and celebrate black metal. Evolution Of The Cult, Beyond The Darkness, Becoming The Forest, Metalion:The Slayer Diaries to name but a few. The most recent one to come into my life is Becoming The Forest. When I first heard about Becoming… Continue reading Becoming The Forest

What I’ve Been Listening To Recently

Gallowbraid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=023oNRM72eQ Forest Silence https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgwYRKK_V48&fbclid=IwAR0U0IDNpujuney7fIvTRwilLoIiDg-nRTOzyzgQkeKC370QpfZ73tX3kyg Fjord https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jjxeI956ws&fbclid=IwAR32NK1Fti7YkZPeqkMNGH-eK4QauydKfdjXZbTyzX6EMm_BYukRf0lGTjw Grifteskymfning https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7zqT4L6_EU&fbclid=IwAR210dFeaU7ku9z15vtTy1QJwTkJoadEwJ5R0w4WqBY1uOebnUCecxHmLXw Forgotten Woods https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJ2PtF1D-wA

Good Things That Have Happened This Week

New Boots Anyone who knows me well will know that, for the past decade, I've been wearing French Ranger boots. I've walked my way through several pairs, only getting rid when the soles have worn through. I've always bought them from the same place without a problem, but for some reason last year, I thought… Continue reading Good Things That Have Happened This Week

Sound Of The Day : Gloosh

Thank you Black Metal Promotion for the introduction to Gloosh. I'm currently obsessing over the project's phenomenal debut album Timewheel. I think my favourite track on the album has to be the very first offering, Vjkhr. The opening knocks the breath out of me. The music of "Gloosh" is black metal of a classical form… Continue reading Sound Of The Day : Gloosh

Sound Of The Day : Nyrst

I wasn't expecting to find anything remarkable when I powered up YouTube this morning, but the gods were on my side and thought I was deserving of something a bit special. Icelandic black metal project Nyrst have, with their song Orsök, conjured up one of the most dynamic and impressive tracks I've heard in a… Continue reading Sound Of The Day : Nyrst