Feral Light and VAZUM

Released in May 2020, Feral Light’s Life Vapor is a seriously intense journey.  This album begins with a dark, swelling intro, as if reaching out for you, giving you only moments to prepare for what is to come … then it begins. The first track, “Blood in Sand,” truly delivers. Right away you are sucked into the desolation, spellbound by the sound. You are entranced by … Continue reading Feral Light and VAZUM

Faidra and Thy Dying Light

Formed in 2019, Faidra is an orthodox black metal project based in Sweden. The creator behind this beautifully atmospheric endeavor wishes to remain anonymous–not an unexpected move from any one-person outfit within the black metal scene. And before you ask, no, black metal isn’t the usual genre I review, and yes, this album inspired me to take that leap. Any music on the outside of … Continue reading Faidra and Thy Dying Light

In Letter Form, Stridulum (reviews)

In Letter Form Not every band has a tragic, poetic story. And most certainly don’t set out to create one as they begin that journey to construct their art. Unfortunately, In Letter Form has had some serious setbacks along the way, but that cannot, and should not, be used to detract us from really diving into their accomplishments. This post-punk project deserves our attention, and … Continue reading In Letter Form, Stridulum (reviews)

The Black Capes, Bathead, Jesucrisis

The Black Capes (Athens, Greece – in featured photo above) The Black Capes album I have chosen to review is entitled All These Monsters. And I really love it. It was released in 2017 and produced by Peter Rutcho. I discovered it while in quarantine, because who isn’t finding new music while stuck at home? I mean, I’ve been baking a lot of cupcakes too … Continue reading The Black Capes, Bathead, Jesucrisis

40 Years of Bauhaus

A reflective review by Veronica Campbell This really was a glorious night for me. Having seen Bauhaus perform with original members in my early college years (and meeting Peter Murphy and Daniel Ash briefly afterward), this time felt a bit more full circle emotionally. It felt like visiting a fond memory and brought forth a rush of emotions with each song. The show was at … Continue reading 40 Years of Bauhaus

Tiny Gods Who Walk Beside Us

When I set out to complete this review, I had intended for it to be just that–a review. But after learning more about the efforts behind the subject matter, a compilation entitled Tiny Gods Who Walk Beside Us, I had a few questions for the man behind the scenes. Well, actually, it’s a feline behind the scenes. Allow me to explain. Ken, the front man … Continue reading Tiny Gods Who Walk Beside Us

Reviews: Menthüll and jelly the astronaut

It’s been less than a week since publishing my last set of reviews: I usually take more time in between my writings here on Dark Wave Publications. And that’s because I’m usually very busy. But the pandemic … for some it causes an increase in creativity, for others a lack thereof. For me–I’m floating someplace in the middle, somewhat less of the whatever I was … Continue reading Reviews: Menthüll and jelly the astronaut