Dan Salter


Articles by Dan Salter

Euclidean – Quod Erat Faciendum

Progressive heavy music with incredible depth. Well worth your attention.

Moodie Black – M B I I I

Unsettling, uncompromising and full of dark groove, M B I I I could be the atmospheric soundtrack to your disturbed dreams.

The Monolith Deathcult – V2 – Vergelding

V2 – Vergelding is a soundtrack to the fall of civilisation. Listen with tongue firmly in cheek.

Thomas Ragsdale – Self Zero

Envelops the listener like a warm bath. Trancey electronica that lets the mind drift,

Dead Register – Captive

Well-crafted doom pop with one foot in the 80s.

Dead Can Dance – Dionysus

Beautiful. Dead Can Dance truly open the mind, with beauty and intoxicating melody in equal measure.

Eye of Nix – Black Somnia

A complex melting pot of styles, at times brutal and beautiful.

Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats – Wasteland

So it wasn’t broke, didn’t need fixing, but a steely resolve has produced an album that does what UA have always done, only that bit better.

Minsk / Zatokrev – Bigod

Stands up strong as a cohesive whole – dark, powerful, bleak. A must-hear for fans of any type of post-heaviness.

Four Seconds Ago – The Vacancy

Periphery electronica side project that doesn’t hold the interest.

A-Sun Amissa – Ceremony in the Stillness

A very well-crafted album of deeply intelligent guitar music.

Whettman Chelmets – Annihilate Your Masters

An interesting nugget of an album for those who want a break from the musical norm.

Rare Form/Mourning Rituals/P. Whitehill – Improvisations

A product of four collective imaginations reacting to each other’s musicality. Improvised and intriguing.

Imperialist – Cipher

Spirited debut that sadly doesn’t hold the interest for long.

Decline Of The I – Escape

Exactly what progressive metal should be: open-minded, fearless, genre-expanding. Escape has groove, heaviness and a delicious darkness.

Veins Full of Static – Is All

A journey from ethereal ambience to intense drone, making for a very interesting debut EP.

Firtan – Okeanos

An engaging and progressive album that shows lots of influences and some thrilling guitar playing. Highly recommended.

Death Will Tremble – Departures

An emotionally intense listen that leaves its mark long after the last bars have faded.

BARST – The Endeavour

An album of dazzling maturity, poise, complexity and sheer brilliance. A must-buy.

Witxes – Orients

A journey, through swirling, beatless electronica to a positive conclusion.

Wolves in the Throne Room – Live At Roadburn 2008

Timeless landmark live performance by cascadian black metal legends.

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