Tag: texas

August 9, 2019

Song of the Day: Ascending King - Lignum Vitae

Black metal stalwarts Ascending King are back! They’ve just dropped a new single “Lignum Vitae,” which is a collaborative effort with Sebat Frost from Frost Like Ashes. Whether it’s due to that influence or not is hard to say, but the doomy elements first heard on the Ascending King EP released last year are gone this time in favor of a faster-paced black metal sound.… Continued →

August 5, 2019

October 21, 2018

REVIEW : Ascending King - Funeral of the Species

Ascending King is a one-man extreme metal project from Texas. Stylistically it’s a straight-up 50/50 mix of raw black metal and funeral doom. What’s strange about that mix is just how incredibly well it works here. Slower tempos overall and crushing heaviness reminiscent of sludge without the leftfield tendencies of that subgenre, but with occasional mid-paced blastbeats?… Continued →

August 27, 2017

Our Hearts and Prayers Are With You Texas

In case you were living under a rock or don’t have cable TV/Internet coverage, a terrible tragedy has struck our fellow brothers and sisters in the state of Texas. Instead of posting the typical news story or giving links on where to buy your new favorite albums I figured it was much more appropriate to offer a few links on how to help those in need.… Continued →

July 21, 2010