Ildra – Eðelland

It’s been a while since I ventured into the dark, cluttered depths of my inbox, in search of new music to hear and review. Among all the music gathering dust, my eye recently fell upon the English black/pagan metal band Ildra (it’s not really known if the band is active anymore), who released its first […]

Necrophobic – Mark Of The Necrogram

Necrophobic isn’t exactly an unknown name in the extreme metal scene. They’ve been around since the end of the 80s, and successfully amassed a large crowd of devoted fans. On a more personal note, I haven’t always followed Necrophobic’s releases not because they weren’t good enough, but because at a certain point it was hard […]

Verval – Wederkeer

Science or Art, Nature or society: in the end it will all decay and burn. So bring your guitar and let’s get poetic, while we are at it. Verval (Decay) is a Dutch atmospheric black metal project by W. Damiaen and R. Schmidt, having recently released their studio album Wederkeer (Return, Reversion). W. is perhaps […]

Tribulation – Down Under

Tribulation have been around since 2004, and as such, managed to shapeshift themselves in almost every major release they ever put out there. What started out as a purely Death Metal band from Sweden that’s being swallowed in the gigantic pool of names of their own genre, has slowly transformed itself into a well oiled, […]

Arkona – Krahm

Arkona Khram

A black and white album cover showing three hooded figures, two with knives. On the background a starry sky or maybe eyes in the darkness. A gateway to another world and ravens to show the way. These elements can be seen on the appealing contemporary artwork that is the album cover of Krahm, the eight […]