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 […]
As far as brutal death metal goes, Blood Red Throne wrote the book. This Norwegian band has been around for 18 years, with guitarist Død as the one constant member, and has been a solid example of a quality metal band with a consistently head banging-inducing sound.. Read all!
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 […]
It is only fitting that a ninth studio album is called “The Ninth Hour”, yet for Sonata Arctica, album titles need to fit the cover art and style of the album as well. That is why this title works well with the record, since we as humankind are at the tipping point in our existence, […]
The Icelandic pagans of Skálmöld are back with their 4th studio record Vögguvísur Yggdrasils (translated as Yggdrasil’s lullabies/songs). The previous record Með vættum – read the review here – (and the albums before) were much appreciated among different reviewers on our site and thus the expectations about Vögguvísur Yggdrasils were high.. Read all!
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
Brujeria’s long awaited new album is an intense deathgrind ride fused with heavy grooves. The focus is not on blastbeats, eventhough they’re present obviously, but the focus is rather on pounding rhythms mostly and offcourse the aggressive vocals. Read all
Dutch symphonic metal formation Epica are pushing new boundaries with their upcoming studio album The Holographic Principle (THP). While the group has been focusing science as a theme with the most recent records, this new effort takes the six piece beyond that.. Find out why!
The debut album Treachery of Senses (2012) of Finnish progressive/hybrid metallers Oddland ended high up in my year list, even though yours truly is not a typical prog metal fan. When I learned about the new record Origin, I made sure to be the one who coud review it.. Read all!
‘How the bloody hell have I never heard of this band before?’ That was one of the first thoughts that came to my mind when I put on Monkey3 their new release ‘Astra Symmetry’, which is about a month ago by now already. The first song on the album ‘Abyss’ starts with such an atmospheric […]