blackgazekris

blackgazekris

In My Chair, Sobbing to Lingua Ignota

Best of 2022

foxtails - fawn
foxtails
fawn
90
Apr 28

Recent Ratings

Pinned Review

 - Soundtracks For The Blind
100
[Part I | Opening]
I'm gonna put this as simply as I can: Soundtracks For The Blind is not just one of the greatest albums I've ever hard, but might be one of the greatest pieces of music I've ever heard.
I don't even know if I have the ability to cohesively review and speak on this album, because this thing is an absolute beast of a project. It's so massive in scale with so many abstract, contrasting, surreal ideas and sounds that it's almost impossible to really put into words. What a ... read more

Recent Reviews

 - The Satanist
90
Hail Satan.

9/10 👍

 - Origin of the Alimonies
90
What a spectacle- an avant-garde masterpiece- a true opera.

Hunter Hunt-Hendrix reshapes Black Metal into her own image, combining the aforementioned genre with influences of Post-Rock, Chamber Music, and Avant-garde Metal- creating a bewildering and breathe-taking Opera that flows with excellence and no hesitation. This might be one of the most progressive and experimental Black Metal projects I've ever heard, and I gladly welcome this change of pace.

This album is meticulously crafted and ... read more

 - Exercises in Futility
75
One of my all time favorite Black Metal projects- Diving headfirst into themes of nihilism and misanthropy, Mgła bring the traditional Black Metal beliefs and philosophies into a harsh and poetic light. It's veracity knows no bounds and it is one of the harshest Black Metal records I've heard- not necessarily in sound, but in its concepts and themes.

I would like to highlight a very special set of lyrics that, in my personal opinion, are some of the best writing I've seen in my Black Metal ... read more

 - The Great Harvest of Death
80
I had to add this entire band just so I could talk about this one album. This thing is sort of obscure, but trust me, I think it is worth diving into. CODEX NERO plunges anyone who dares listen into a whirlwind- a hellacious storm that is their brand of Black Metal. They manifest such supremely dark and rich atmospheres that fog the air, and those atmospheres are potent from front to back of the record. Not to mention the pinch of Death Metal influence that can be picked out of the mix as well, ... read more
 - The Great Heathen Army
20
it's viking metal... why would you ever expect something good from this genre?

2/10 👎

Shoutbox

2mo
Oh cool! I’m about to go on a mini vacation right now, I’ll give it a read once I’m settled in!
2mo
I’d fuck with it. Also, Lingua Ignota x Backxwash collab when

About

Honest and heart-felt thoughts and critiques. Music is my life-long passion and always will be, so what better thing to do than talk about it? : )

Gold Stars (⭐) = Favorites

Albums in my Library are what is in the LP Collection

Rating Distribution

90-99
 
30

80-89
 
29

70-79
 
24

60-69
 
10

50-59
 
6

40-49
 
2

30-39
 

20-29
 
3

10-19
 
3

0-9
 
2

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This list is simply for showing all of the Black Metal material I rate. It's a personal favorite genre of mine, and one I find incredibly fascinating.
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