Today we finish rounding up the releases for April before moving on to some different content. This time, it’s a colorful mix of caustic death metal, exciting retrothrash and space ambient.
Last month held a lot of surprises worth words and attention that seemingly came out of nowhere. This selection offers genre-defying one-man bands, naturalist black metal and revivalist death thrash. You shouldn’t miss out on any of these albums.
Though the month has long passed, there are some more March releases deserving of mention. After the pitch black first set of releases for March, this selection offers more diversity.
Noise Vortex celebrates a premiere! This is the first interview I have done for Noise Vortex and it is with none other than Vortigern of Lychgate. In this interview, Vortigern talks about the implications of technological development for the human race, the future of the band and his view on the current metal scene.
An unholy trinity of black metal releases for your pleasure. March brings noteworthy releases by Yaldabaoth, Serpent Column and Sørgelig.
Five years of Nihil quam vacuitas ordinatum est. This part of “Looking Back” recalls the challenging debut by italian tech. death wonder Ad Nauseam.
Today’s “Metal in…” is a triple feature of albums that came out on the 28th of February. This time around, however, we’re stretching the definition of the format for a special project.
It’s time for the first edition of “Metal in…” for this year. Last year’s collections were mostly on the black side of the metal spectrum and though this one does feature a black metal band, it’s mostly genres that don’t often appear on the Vortex.
As always, we’re not going into the new year entirely unprepared. There’s a few releases that have already been confirmed for this year that I’m keeping an eye on. Rumor has it that some more noteworthy artists might make a return this year as well.
The conclusion of last decade is far from over, despite my inability to release these posts with any sort of frequency. Either way, 2014 brought a whole gauntlet of releases that remain relevant in my life even now. This is a great opportunity to honor them.