• CD review 2017
  • Heidevolk – Vuur van Verzet

    If you have any familiarity with the folk metal genre, you will know Heidevolk. The Dutch band has been active in the scene for roughly 16 years and conquered its rightful place on countless tour posters and festival line-ups. Although the band’s own lineup has changed over the years, two pillars – drummer Joost and […]

  • CD review 2017
  • Watain – Trident Wolf Eclipse

    Watain have long been the topics of controversies, from the musical, through the visual, and to the ideological. Not a lot of bands out there have rose to be one of the most prominent names in the world of Black Metal, as they run over almost any opposition in the way. The Uppsala group have […]

  • CD review 2017
  • Summoning – With Doom We Come

    Ever since the release of the debut album Lugburz (1995), the atmospheric black metal masters Summoning have reigned over Middle Earth. Few bands manage to tell long lost tales in a similar, fascinating way as these Austrians do, with a truly unique sound, consisting of majestic soundscapes blended with hazy, distorted guitars. Summoning’s previous effort, […]

  • CD review 2017
  • Auðn – Farvegir Fyrndar

    Auðn

    If Iceland is known for one thing – besides beautifully bleak landscapes and its residents’ healthy hankering for fermented shark meat – it’s unique music. From Björk to Sigur Rós and from Sólstafir to Skálmöld, many Icelandic bands have an unmistakable auditory trademark that jumps right out at you on first listen. That’s not to […]

  • CD review 2017
  • Gaerea – Gaerea

    Gaerea - Gaerea

    The self titled EP (released in 2016 by Everlasting Spew Records) of Portugese (post) black metal formation Gaerea ended upon my desk quite randomly, yet I’m happy it did. Having only been around since 2016, the band has managed to stirr a few souls, since the debut EP has been praised by basically everyone who […]

  • CD review 2017
  • Moonspell – 1755

    Portuguese band Moonspell is one of the most established bands when it comes to dark metal. They are also the first band of this genre that I encountered when I started my journey into metal a long time ago, and I guess I am not the only one to who has this experience. The band […]

  • CD review 2017
  • Enslaved – E Review

    Enslaved - E

    Enslaved, a band that is perhaps the most condensed version of Norwegian metal, have made it all: black, Viking and progressive metal. Putting a style to their latest releases (Axioma Ethica Odini, RIITTIIR and In Times) is bit beyond me, the genre Enslaved (to) Metal should be introduced here. With E, the (co) flag bearers […]