Livløs - Into Beyond

Livløs – Into Beyond

I really enjoyed the debut EP by Livløs and when the band released the first single from the full debut album Into Beyond, Blood & Despair I was convinced that the full album would be one to anticipate. Into Beyond was released in January and I was really eager to put it on and curious […]

A Thousand Arms - Hemispheres Vol. II - Side A

A Thousand Arms – Hemispheres Vol. II – Side A

First of all, let me say that I am full of respect for the work that A Thousand Arms does for the post-rock community in making these compilations. For me, these compilations are a huge inspiration to dive into new unknown music, at least unknown to me that is. Although I knew a few of […]

Silent Whale Becomes A Dream - Requiem

Silent Whale Becomes A Dream – Requiem

It’s with great anticipation I awaited Requiem by Silent Whale Becomes A Dream. Their previous album Canopy was an important release for all post-rock lovers and it has taken quite some years before this album is finally released, only with a short intermezzo releasing a single track Architeurtis in 2015. Silent Whale Becomes A Dream […]

Sannhet - So Numb

Best Runner Up Post-Rock Albums of 2017

2017 has been a perfect year for post-rock, seeing all sorts of cool releases in the somewhat broad genre you can call post-rock. After all, there’s so many subgenres of this genre, sometimes playing with doom metal and sometimes with more classic rock and indie. Here at NMEX, we have already made the list of […]

Au-Dessus - End Of Chapter

Best Runner Up Metal Albums Of 2017

Metal music has been booming in the year 2017 and we already made the NMEX Best Metal Albums of 2017 here This list show the favorite metal records, that have been spinning on the record player throughout 2017. But even though these few records are excellent, there’s been playing a lot more metal on our record […]

Distant Dream - It All Starts From Pieces

Distant Dream – It All Starts From Pieces

When postrock/prog meets melodic metal. Guitars with the long decay, delay and verb are so smooth that it’s almost too sweet. Everything get’s more interesting when the heavy bottom end guitar lifts the majestic pieces. Guitar solos are definitely one of the parts of this music that makes it severely proggy, and even though everything […]

Wolves In The Throne Room - Thrice Woven

Wolves In The Throne Room – Thrice Woven

After Wolves In The Throne Room’s electronic, ambient detour with Celestite, the band is back on track with a more classic updated black metal album. The first song on the album starts quite folk like. 12 String acoustic guitar with a tiny piano melody. A good melodic start, and very memorable. This is, of course, […]

Vattnet

Vattnet – Vattnet

I originally know Vattnet under their former name Vattnet Viskar. At that point, Vattnet played what one could call instrumental post-black metal, with only a few vocals. But with their change to the name Vattnet also comes a change in tone and style. Is it to the better ? Guess it would always depend on […]

Sannhet - So Numb

Sannhet – So Numb

I remember when Sannhet put out their debut album Known Flood, it was the year that Deafheaven had their breakthrough, manifesting the post-black metal as a new exciting genre. Sannhet fits perfect in that stream of bands that arrived as part of this new take on black metal. With their latest album So Numb, Sannhet has […]

Tangerine Dream - Quantum Gate

Tangerine Dream – Quantum

I must admit, I haven’t really been listening to a lot to Tangerine Dream. But ever since Ulrich Schnauss, the Austrian electro-gaze wizard, joined forces with the band, my interest has been awakened. So this is a review seen from a total newcomer to Tangerine Dream. I have listened to some of the music from […]

Chelsea Wolfe - Hiss Spun

Chelsea Wolfe – Hiss Spun

Chelsea Wolfe has, with Hiss Spun, made a dark opus, with lots of heavy grinding metallic guitars, evil sweeps, gothic tales and thundering themes. All this heaviness is mixed with slight electronic elements, folklore and vast inspiration from noise-rock. Chelsea’s vocal style is pretty much the same as on her previous releases, but after all, this […]

Ufomammut - 8

Ufomammut – 8

Ufomammut is one unique blend of doomy astral interstellar energy that transcends time space and gravity, being as close a band comes to a black hole in a milky way. Ufomammut has refined their expression, during the last 15+ years, releasing one album after the other, getting better and better, heavier, meaner, more psych out and […]

Set and Setting - Reflectionless

Set and Setting – Reflectionless

Set and setting is a post-rock outfit from Florida, USA. Post-rock that lends from black-metal, post-metal and some shoegaze/indie. Their album Reflectionless is out on Dunk! records and is a perfect mix of the aforementioned genres, where post-rock and more classic alternative blends with both post-metal and post-black. The difference between other post-metal or post-black […]

Lali Puna - Two Windows

Lali Puna – Two Windows

I’ve enjoyed Lali Puna‘s earlier releases quite a lot, and especially their masterpiece Faking The Books icy minimalistic electronica has been on my turntable more than I can remember. Lali Puna‘s last release Our Inventions wasn’t really up my alley, it was OK, but nothing compared to their earlier stuff. Then it took additional seven […]

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This Patch Of Sky – These Small Spaces

These Small Spaces by This Patch Of Sky is an album I’ve been looking forward to lie comfortably on a bed and enjoy every single note of. My first acquaintance with This Patch Of Sky was with the song Bella Muerte which I reviewed as part of the Open Arms Vol. II side A compilation by […]

Ranges - The Ascensionist

Ranges – The Ascensionist

Just the other day, a package arrived at my door. A package with some goods I’ve really been looking forward to getting. In it was This Patch Of Sky new album, Set and Setting album, and then also the new album from Ranges, The Ascensionist. The Ascensionist is really a cool package, not only do […]

Myrkur - Mareridt

Myrkur – Mareridt

A departure from the black metal scene, but a more confident and unique sound for Myrkur on her second release, where blackened nordic folk music is in the center of the sound.   I’ve been awaiting the release of Myrkur’s second, full, album Mareridt, with high tension. The singles Ulvinde and Måneblot, was two songs, […]

Morild - VI

Morild – VI

Morild is a new star on the danish black metal scene. With their debut EP VI, Morild have entered the top league of danish black metal bands. Bands like Solbrud, Sunken, Slægt and Orm. One thing that they have in common with these bands, is, that they are genre defying. Morild, as well as the […]