So, what has been coming through the musical cross roads lately? Well, a lot of different things. About a million albums are planned for review--both requests and personal favorites (or even oven fodder)--and I'll get around to them eventually. But for now, I'm hoping I can introduce some new bands or at the very least get you interested in groups you've been meaning to give a look.
The first, Varathron, are an obscure Greek black metal outfit from the subgenre's earliest days. Formed in 1989, Varathron are certainly veterans at this point, although I'm not sure why they're not talked about more. As a friend put it, the band emits a very heavy metal-oriented black metal sound, so Iron Maiden fans and the like are destined to at least enjoy their first album, His Majesty at the Swamp. I'm hoping the rest of the group's releases fall in line with the same sound, but, for now, I'm loving their debut full-length because of its experimentation with heavy metal.
That's it for now. Remember, this is only a quick recap and many, many pieces of music have been gracing my ears. I'd like to write more, but then I'd overload you with excellent or fun bands and artists. Check out what you can and enjoy.