It’s kind of nice when a band proves you wrong. My first acquaintance with The Dutch power/death metal band Spartan was just last year, when they opened for the Portugese metallers of Moonspell and Greek Titans Septicflesh in Haarlem (NL). I remember not being particularly impressed by these Dutchies. However, after spinning their first full […]
Heimdalls Wacht, hailing from Germany, is a name well known for its’ years of uncompromising anti-christian and heathen tunes and even though some wrong semi-political controversy followed the band from time to time, Heimdalls Wacht remain a strong name in the German branch of oldschool-sounding Black Metal. Der Untergang der Alten Welt is actually an […]
Dutch (post)-black metal formation Terzij de Horde have released their first full length CD titled Self, in October of 2015. You may have missed it, but we haven’t. An invoking name as well as front cover, so what about the music?.. Read all!
Welcome to Viking Metal 101 featuring Månegarm with their latest self-titled release! So what ingredients do we need to make a true Viking Metal album besides Odin’s blessings? Manegarm apparently have decided to show us.. Read all
Usually, I’m not the one to follow Doom metal as closely as other genres I like, but from time to time, my musical mood shifts to one that likes to dabble in the nice niche of Doom and/or Stoner. Unfortunately, most of these bands sound quite the same today to my ear, whether it be […]
I got acquainted with the American progressive/post-metal band Intronaut in 2013, with the release of their dense and atmospheric record Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words with Tones). While their layered soundscapes proved to be challenging to digest, the album turned out to be quite memorable. So when Intronaut’s latest effort, The Direction of Last Things, ended […]
In the Name of Rape is a 4-way split with Rapemachine from Germany, Funeralrape from Italy, Clitorape from France and Razorrape from Sweden. The title now makes perfect sense, doesn’t it? With these names in mind, you can obviously expect a lot of goregrind with an overdose of sexual oriented humor, which may or may […]
Not even two years have passed since the release of Kampfar’s previous album ‘Djevelmakt’ and now they already come forth with a new release: Profan. It seems like the band is a nice flow the last years. They are releasing albums and playing an amount of live shows like never before. read all!
Dutch drummer Koen Herfst has built quite up a resume in the past years. You may know him from his work with one of the most renowned DJ’s in the world, Armin van Buuren or from metal bands such as Dew Scented, I Chaos, Epica and After Forever. This year, Herfst was also chosen as […]