• CD review 2016
  • Waldgeflüster – Ruinen

    With three full-length albums already under their belt, Waldgeflüster could certainly be considered one of the more established bands in this imaginary genre, and this brand of tree-worshipping, raw-throated music is, generally speaking, my jam. Yet oddly, when I was asked to review the band’s fourth release, Ruinen, I discovered that of all the myriad […]

  • CD review 2016
  • Insomnium – Winter’s Gate

    Vikings and concept albums – it appears to be a trend in the Northern reaches of Europe. Although there is a Baltic sea worth of differences between the bands, Finnish (fathers of) melo-death Insomnium seemed to have followed a similar path as Amon Amarth did with Jomsviking. But rest assured, their cheese is much more […]

  • CD review 2016
  • The Agonist – Five

    Canadian female fronted extreme metallers The Agonist have released their fifth album, aptly called Five, on September 30th. This is their second release since Alissa White-Gluz (now Arch Enemy) left. This association may have left some bias, but nothing prepared me for The Agony to come. Read all