Articles by Dan Chavez
It’s a shame this band split up, but again, sometimes you have to know when to hang it up. For Thy Serpent’s Cult, they really went out in a full brutal assault, which is how any band should go out.
Almyrkvi really did a number on this album and for being a debut, this is really a ripper.
This album is a soundscape of emotions, perfectly executed in the most eloquent way.
A record of just blasting fierceness, disdain, and a general kick in the pants to these miserable times.
I loved ‘I, The Serpent’, it is well executed, it is hard hitting and has great musicianship. But I was disappointed they wanted to do a safe album like this.
Dark, foreboding, and raw. ‘RR7349’ is atmospheric, with expansive soundscapes and haunting melodies. – By Daniel Chavez
‘The Plight of Wanders’ really is a solid album, which fills the gap that Agalloch has left since their disbandment. – By Daniel Chavez
‘Weihung auf Satan’ is a ripping album. It is hard, harsh, and full of stunning guitar work. This album is solid and is not only a great black metal album, but a great all around metal album! – By Daniel Chavez
Krigsgrav is a very underrated band, their albums have been progressively getting more massive and striking every time. Their fourth full length further defines their sound scape of atmospheric black metal. – By Daniel Chavez
‘The Uncanny Valley’ is everything you need to usher in the future rise of the machine death cult. – By Daniel Chavez
‘Songs and Dances of Death’, don’t get me wrong, is good, but I think it is just too generic. To me it just sounds like a classic sound, which is long past its prime. – By Daniel Chavez
If you are a fan of black metal, then get this and prepare for the next big albums to come from this talented collective! – By Daniel Chavez
Daniel Chavez went to see Primitive Man at The Lost Well in Austin, Texas with support by local bands CLRVOYANT, Old and Ill, Sores and Thunderkief for a night of heavy doom metal.
Vardan’s new release ‘Winter Woods’ is what I expect from him, track after track is grim. Track after track is the most haunting black metal. Full of emotions, full of absence, and raw. – By Daniel Chavez
This release is two songs of aggressive sounds. Brandon’s guitar is a sonic wave which cuts through you. The vocals are howling and angry, riddled with angst. – By Daniel Chavez
Daniel Chavez was at this year’s Austin Levitation Fest (Austin Psych Fest) where he conquered the Texan storms to see another successful festival.
Our man in Austin, Texas, Daniel Chavez, is getting very excited to go to Levitation (formerly Austin Psych Fest), which has one of the best line-ups they’ve ever had!
Good times where had by all, I am really excited for the upcoming festival season here in Texas. Hopefully it will be as rad as this festival was! By Daniel Chavez
Haust is really stepping out of the genre of any form of extreme music and making a place for themselves. Unfortunately, I think that place is only for them and no one would tag along. – By Daniel Chavez
No gimmicks, no weird flutes, no experimenting away from the genre. Just blast beats, growling vocals, and songs about evil ancient gods and war. – By Daniel Chavez
From beginning to end the album is well done; exciting. Aq’ab’al encompasses dark and enchanting melodies. It’s filled with a hedonistic ritual sound, which is both relevant and groundbreaking in a USBM album. – By Daniel Chavez