Crematory – Inglorious Darkness (Napalm Records)

Celebrating their 31st year together as a band, German gothic metal institution Crematory are back with their 16th studio album, coming out tomorrow via Napalm Records. Back in 2020, I was far from impressed with their latest release Unbroken, so this time, understandably, my expectations are moderate for Inglorious Darkness. One of the setbacks of..

Paradise Lost – Obsidian (Nuclear Blast)

Being one of the originators of the gothic metal genre as well as one of the big three of British doom (along with Anathema and My Dying Bride) has always meant that a new album by Paradise Lost is a big event in metal. The band, as we painfully remember, has gone through some strange..