Review: Botanist Pushes Their Dulcimer Black Metal Forward with VIII: Selenotrope

Although ostensibly in line with the atmospheric black metal scene, Botanist constantly rejects convention. The San Francisco project’s entire concept centers on the use of Hammered Dulcimers instead of guitars. This unorthodox instrumentation has led Botanist’s discography down many interesting rabbit-holes—apparently only getting accepted into the Metal Archives database becauseContinue Reading