INTERVIEWS

INTERVIEW with HAIL SPIRIT NOIR

We took a moment this time to talk with Theoharis about the Greek psychedelic black metal band known as Hail Spirit Noir. Read on to learn about their inspiration, their start and future plans! MP: Please introduce yourself and your role in the band: Theoharis: Hi, this is Theoharis and I’m one of the two guitarists of the band. I also do the black metal vocals on the band’s albums. MP: How did the band form? Theoharis: Well, it’s been […]

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RIVERS OF NIHIL – Where Owls Know My Name

Pennsylvania’s technical death metal outfitters Rivers Of Nihil has been getting some popularity three years ago after releasing 2015’s Monarchy which captured the most modernized approach for the genre and this time, Where Owls Know My Name is the third full-length where Monarchy left off. From the trendy progressive structures, strong atmospheres and songwriting improvements, these musicians took their finest craft to the next level where the music is extremely flawless and polished to absolute perfection. The songs are not […]

INTERVIEWS

INTERVIEW with OLD NIGHT

We had a moment to talk with Luka Petrovic of Old Night and Ashes You Leave about his inspiration, his work and metal music in Croatia. MP: Please introduce yourself and what you do in the band? Luka Petrovic: My name is Luka Petrovic and I’m the bassist and back vocalist for Croatian bands Old Night and Ashes You Leave. MP: How did Old Night come to be? Luka Petrovic: I guess it all started in 2015 after the 20th […]

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FORGOTTEN TOMB – We Owe You Nothing

Forgotten Tomb‘s new album flew under my radar last and year, and actually is one I only got around to checking out for this review. “We Owe You Nothing” is an interesting piece of work. The band abandons their black metal sound that made up their earlier work, instead going for a groove/doom metal sound with black metal influence. While this might disappoint longtime fans of the band, the album a very solid album, and while it’s not a masterpiece, […]

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MIDNARTIIS – With Reverence and Will…

Midnartiis has a sound that puts them deep in Scandinavia. They’re sound is one deep in European black metal, with a ton of atmosphere to keep things fresh. It may come as a surprise that Midnartiis is from Texas, and that this well-crafted album is the band’s first. “With Reverence and Will…” is a showcase in using atmosphere and raw production effectively to create an amazing piece of work. “The Black Orchard” is the opening track of this album, and […]

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MYRKUR – Mareridt

Originally from New York, New York now relocated to Denmark, Myrkur is a upcoming black metal project formed by Amalie Bruun who’s the main musician and songwriter behind this establishment. This album caught me miles away as I don’t normally discuss solo artists on Metal Purgatory Media but Mareridt is a highly experimented and well balanced album that immediately caught me by a instant surprise. Amalie’s ability to utilize atmosphere is just fantastic as she foundated black metal while using […]

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KROSIS – Solem Vatem

North Carolina’s very own Krosis are a brand new artist who recently got signed through Unique Leader Records and are releasing the latest effort entitled Solem Vatem. To describe their musical sound would be a very contemporary, modernized, authentic and chaotic hybrids of melodic, progressive and traditional style of death metal. Borrowing influences from The Faceless and Sworn In, these musicians have studied the deepest roots of music theory where a new wave of extreme metal has just begun within […]

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THE BLESSING WAY – From Empty Plates We Dine

The Blessing Way is a symphonic black metal band from Galway, Ireland with some death metal and Gothic metal influence thrown into their signature sound. Eight years after their debut EP titled In the Spine of a Cloud, the Irish group returns with their first full length titled From Empty Plates We Dine which features heavy use of Gothic inspired piano work, intricate and melodic guitar riffs and on point drum patterns and transitions. The tempo changes and fluid transitions […]

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MESHUGGAH – The Violent Sleep Of Reason

Sweden’s extreme metal band Meshuggah have stand above their own ground to create a diverse album ranging all the various genres they’ve created showing this band can progress naturally with their own unique sound without breaking new boundaries. Songs including Born In Dissonance and beginning introduction of Clockworks continuing slow sounding, stark and brooding instruments while the atmosphere is warmer and precise. Then later with tracks including Ivory Tower and Our Rage Won’t Die continues the organic vibe almost a […]

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SPIRIT ADRIFT – Curse Of Conception

Doom metal is a genre I’m not entirely into. While I enjoy music that the genre has put out, no doom metal band has really stood out to me. That being said, Spirit Adrift’s second album, titled “Curse of Conception” is one of the most underrated albums of last year. The one-man project manages to capture the doom feeling, and combine an emotional tone into the songs to craft a unique album. “Earthbound” is the opening song of the album, […]