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New Black Metal 4 U: Bastard Sapling


Bastard Sapling

After the boom years of 2008-2010, black metal has stagnated as of late. But I’m digging what Richmond, VA-based Bastard Sapling are doing. For lack of a better way of easily describing it, I’m going to liken Bastard Sapling to Wolves in the Throne Roomian epicly dark black metal, but of course they’re really their own beast; there’s an element of unsettling, dissonance to their music that my mind all sorts of uneasy, in a good way.

Thanks to Brooklyn Vegan, you can find out for yourself what the band sounds like by listening to their debut LP Dragged From Our Restless Trance (out now via Forcefield Records), streamable in full below. Track 3, “Beyond the Void of Life,” is the highlight IMO.

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