describe themselves as sludgy black metal and while this is a fairly apt description they incorporate elements to their music that speak of a certain upward mobility in dynamics and styles. Unlike some of the more conservative black metal bands from across the ocean, Wolvhammer bludgeon the listener in different ways, all of which revolve around the concept of utter battery and brutality yet delivered at a variety of tempos.
Pacific Northwest death/doom conjurors Atriarch
are a living entity comprised of four parts. The mesmerizing collective summon forth haunting atmospheres and droning avalanches of ritualistic sludge, offering catharsis through sonic ritual. Merging death rock, doom, black metal, post punk and psychedelic drone/noise, Atriarch stand among one of the most creative and compelling heavy music bands of the twenty-first century, leaning hard towards moody gothiror and injecting spare moments of black metal possession and glimmers of psychedelia. There is a lurching, ritualistic feel to the proceedings and a dire hopelessness in the vocals that never lets up for a moment. Its death rock that ODs on death.