…and Oceans – “Five of Swords” from Cosmic World Mother [Symphonic Black Metal]

…and Oceans has an interesting history. I remember it vividly, from younger days, growing up on old Metallica tapes and KROC broadcasting out of Reno, Nevada. The first A.O. album

Featured Band: Fortíð (aka Fortid) [Melodic Black Metal]

What’s this, black metal with major chords and post-prog passages? Remniscent of Enslaved, and I know that’s a moving-target of a comparison. Fortid keeps their energy between uptempo and mellow, with a generally “bright” spin on things, in the underground metal sense, equal or greater to that of modern Enslaved (which I also love, by the way). … Continue readingFeatured Band: Fortíð (aka Fortid) [Melodic Black Metal]

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