Story Tag — black metal
Holy Blood represents Christian viking metal
The Ukrainian band’s first release in three years gushes melodramatic bombast.
White Ward master depressive experimentalism
“Futility Report” gives a multifaceted perspective on mental illness and inner negativity through an unmistakable sound.
Ulver returns to tripped-out beats
“The Assassination of Julius Caesar” guides listeners through seismic fables with accessible structures.
1476 sounds like no other
“Our Season Draws Near” sees the eclectic duo wrap their influences into a transcendent musical cocktail.
Netra captures urban misery
“Ingrates” paints a unique picture of the darker aspects of modern living.
Buried Treasure: Five overlooked records of 2016
The Chimes staff highlights some under-listened music from the past trip around the sun.
Australia’s Mesarthim shines through the void
“Absence” reflects curiosity, fear and ultimately awe of the universe.