Black Metal

  • Luna13: redefining what ‘brutal’ is in Bass music

    “Bass music” is one broad definition. As Pitchfork writer Martin Clark suggested back in 2011, it is practically impossible to find univocal traits in such a variegated world. This lack of unity is a perfect soil for the development of creative and unconventional solutions.  Luna 13, the up-and-coming Bass...
  • Steve Lieberman Thrashes Tchaikovsky!

    Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture – often slammed for being a patchwork of bombastic clichés – is in fact a tautly crafted and immensely exciting piece for large orchestra, cathedral bells, and muzzle-loaded cannon. The work makes use of Russian and French anthems and a folk hymn. The overture is best...
  • Demon Insane Asylum: “Death Demonic Life” – grindcore-worthy chaos!

    Demon Insane Asylum are brutal, evil, and sick-minded, making most other black metal bands look like they took their evil ideas from Disney movies. Their latest single, “Death Demonic Life”, if compared to books, would be compared to The Hellraiser series, The Stand, The Anarchist’s Cookbook or the sickest...
  • Bitter Lake: “Frozen Landscapes” – as equally beautiful as it is noisy

    Ambient and Symphonic metal often run into walls of mundane sameness that conflict with intended results. No matter what could go wrong with these types music, one-man Scottish project, Bitter Lake, of does not fall victim to it. The composer reliably challenges the genres’ categorical parts to create something...
  • Luna 13 – This is dark, evil music!

    The award winning Los Angeles band Luna 13 is forging a new genre of music they call Black Metal/Bass Music. Their brutal yet groove based electro-metal incorporates elements of electronica, death metal, and industrial rock – all done with electronics, which means no string instruments. Music maker Dr. Luna,...