Amiensus – Ascension (2015)

Author: Crono

Artist: Amiensus

Album: Ascension

Label: Independent

Amiensus is a progressive metal band that blends a mystery cocktail of black, death, doom, and post-metal, sprinkling in melodic bits, atmospheric chunks, and the tiniest drop of wankery. They are a collection of many individuals, and many of the duties appear to be shared between different people. Suffice to say, there is a lot going on with Amiensus. Continue reading

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Arcturus – Arcturian (2015)

Artist: Arcturus

Album: Arcturian

Label: Prophecy

Reviewer: Crono

    

 

Wow. Arcturus. I am going to be completely honest here – I have never listened to Arcturus before this. I always knew about them as a progressive/symphonic black metal band, but I never got around to listening to their older material. I know their albums are respected quite a bit, and I heard some positive buzz for Arcturian, so I decided to write a blind review for it. Continue reading

Leprous – The Congregation (2015)

Artist: Leprous

Album: The Congregation

Label: InsideOut Music

Reviewer: Crono

Depending on how much you pay attention to certain things, Leprous might be familiar to you. They’ve been around for quite some time, The Congregation being their fifth album. They received a bit of buzz a few years back due to the fact that they were basically Ihsahn’s live band. That’s actually how I heard of them, so there you go. Continue reading