Mix: Into Winter

Today was our first biting, bitterly cold day of the forthcoming Midwest winter, so I thought it fitting to put together a mix of my favorite raw black metal. Pained shrieks, stifling atmosphere, and percussive rumble are sometimes encased within a lo-fi haze; other times they stab through with piercing, feedback-wracked squall. I’ve assembled a combination of both ends of (and anywhere in between) the spectrum.

00:00. Luminous Shadow – “A Formless Reflection” from Demo II (Midnite’s Darkness, 2017)

03:00. Graveflowers – “Handful of Dust” from The Hyacinth Garden (Path of Silence, 2017)

05:34. Nocturnal Chalice – “Possessed by Burning Hatred” from The Hidden Order (Tour De Garde, 2016)

10:12. Burier – “Disease & Deluge” from Burier (self-released, 2019)

14:02. Ythogtha – “Sunken City” from False Faith (self-released, 2007)

15:33. Yoga – “Open Sesame” from Skinwalker (Holy Mountain, 2012)

20:55. La Torture Des Ténèbres – “Descent Into Wolves’ Wound” from Choirs of Emptiness (self-released, 2016)

23:44. El-Ahrairah – “Flora” from Demo (A Terre, 2009)

27:12. Lonesummer – “I Miss You Still, Ma Bête” from Satisfaction Feels Like a Tomb (self-released, 2010)

30:00. Black Cilice – “Channeling Forgotten Energies” from Banished from Time (Iron Bonehead, 2017)

35:10. Vegas Martyrs – “A Part from the Cross” from Vancouver Missing Women (Hospital, 2010)