October 5, 2014

Filthy Music Review - 'Panopticon: Roads to the North'

Panopticon – Roads to the North (2014)

Nordvis (Europe)/Bindrune (US)

Review by Jude Felton

Black Metal is one sub-genre of music where the national heritage of the band is so often infused into its lyrics and themes. What is slightly rarer, however, is a band that not only makes it a part of the lyrical content, but actually transfers it into the music itself. Panopticon is one such band that does this, in abundance with, sole member, Aaron Lunn digging deep to pay tribute to the past and the present.

Filthy Music Review - 'Phobocosm: Deprived'

Phobocosm - Deprived (2014) 

Dark Descent Records

Review by Trevor Proctor

Montreal group, Phobocosm, have been orchestrating the darkest of death metal since their formation in January 2008 when S.D. (guitars) and J.S.G. (drums) left a previous band to team up with vocalist and bassist E.B. and guitarist R.M. Phobocosm was established with the sole purpose of twisting minds with their blend of death metal that contains a varied mix of extreme styles and tempos. Whilst incorporating a myriad of influences into their music Phobocosm have managed to keep their roots firmly implanted in old school death metal but have added snippets of black metal, doom and even ambient into the mix with devastating effect.