Album Review: Saor – Guardians

By Jonathon Besanko With its band name taken from the Gaelic word for "free" and "unconstrained", Scottish-based atmospheric folk/black metal band Saor is one of the more rich and diverse bands of the genre. With a spirit heavily ingrained in the Scottish heart of the highlands, from its use of bagpipes to the choral symphonies that … Continue reading Album Review: Saor – Guardians

Analysing Album Art: Månegarm – Vredens Tid

By Jonathon Besanko At a glance, the cover to Vredens Tid, the fourth studio album from Swedish Viking metallers Månegarm (released 2005; with the cover art designed by Kris Verwimp), seems fairly standard fare for a Nordic-themed metal band. And you wouldn't be wrong. However, what does differentiate this album from its many peers is what the … Continue reading Analysing Album Art: Månegarm – Vredens Tid

Analysing Album Art: Behemoth – The Apostasy

By Prarthana Venunathan Art and music go hand-in-hand. Something I have always done before listening to an album or EP, is to look at the cover artwork and see what I am able to understand from it; understand being the key word. While this may seem a very 'judging-a-book-by-it's-cover' habit, I've always found the key … Continue reading Analysing Album Art: Behemoth – The Apostasy