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A Forest Of Stars: Beware The Sword You Cannot See

Album Review

Victorian voyagers conjure a blaze of glory

As malleable a form and as open to interpretation as black metal is, most recent attempts to recast it in new lights have been less ambitious, somewhat apologetic attempts to rationalise it, sift it of all unruly elements, to bring it back down to earth.

Thankfully, there are a few visionaries who understand the Grand Guignol nature that lies even in black metal’s darkest recesses, who can project it onto unforeseen new canvases. 


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