Ghost – Prequelle

Swedish band Ghost released their 4th album titled Prequelle with a new face and sound. This time vocalist Tobias Forge takes on the form of Cardinal Copia as Papa Emeritus is announced dead. The album starts off with the song “Ashes” which is sung by Tobias’s daughter and is based on a nursery rhyme during […]

Marduk – Viktoria

When a friend of mine, earlier this week, asked about my opinion on the new Marduk, because he knew I was writing this article, my reaction was: the album is ok and typical Marduk; one big wall of sound, defined by blast beats with every now and then a WWWWHHHHHEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWW, that is supposed to represent […]

Asgrauw – Gronspech

Asgrauw – Gronspech Despite the hot temperature outside, it’s cold and freezing inside my living room. Why? Because the third full length “Gronspech” of Asgrauw is on my media player right now. Raw, melodic and atmospheric black metal is being offered on this album (release July 17th). Sang in Dutch and Groesbeek (a small town […]

Alkaloid – Liquid Anatomy

Did you take your Alkaloids today? No? Then it’s high time you do so, but mind the type and dosage! Alkaloid, besides a group name for naturally occurring molecules containing on or more basic nitrogen atoms, is a German (Bavarian) progressive death metal band that are really good at just that: making intricate, complex and […]

Uada – Cult Of A Dying Sun

After being impressed by Uada’s debut Devoid Of Light and having experienced some excellent live performances, the follow up album of American blacksters Cult Of A Dying Sun is now playing its tunes on my media player. Despite the fact that this band originates from America, Uada’s musical roots are firmly set in the Scandinavian […]

Dimmu Borgir – Eonian

After Dimmu Borgir released their first single, Interdimensional Summit, of their long awaited new album, I wasn’t very hopeful concerning the rest of Eonian. Dimmu Borgir has always been a symphonic and atmospheric band, but where they used to be a symphonic black metal band, I couldn’t find much of the black metal in this […]

Aura Noir – Aura Noire

Aura Noir are one of those bands that one either loves, or hates and usually, there’s no in-between. It doesn’t mean, of course, that those who love the band loves every single piece of tune they’re putting out, but would more think about Aura Noir as an endless menace that’s just there, brandishing swords and […]