Soulburn – Noa’s D’ark

Soulburn was formed in 1996 in the Netherlands, their latest release is titled “Noa’s D’ark”. It is evident after only a minute into the opening track “The Morgue of Hope” what this album was going to bring. That is dark, grindy distorted guitars and raspy grungy vocals sounding as if they were spawned from the […]

Dark Tranquility- Moment

Since 1989 there has been a consistent and well known driving force in melodic death metal and more specifically, melodic death metal exemplifying traditional Gothenburg sound; Dark Tranquility. After 31 years of experience and a fairly traditional formula that Dark Tranquility implements, on their newest full length they remain committed to their signature sound. With […]

Helleruin – Promo 2020

Do you know Orewoet, Gestalte and or Locus Amoenus? Do you know what they have in common? Carchost, that’s what they have in common. Sole member and multi-instrumentalist Carchost started Helleruin, a primitive black metal act spawning demo’s and (split) EP’s since 2015. And with “Promo 2020”, very original name by the way, Helleruin is […]

Horna – Kuoleman Kirjo

Together with Sargeist, Azaghal, Barathrum and a few more Horna is one of the most well-known and (in)famous underground Black Metal acts from Finland. Already active more than 25 years they have gained quite an extended discography with some great occult and satanic releases. Their last full length “Hengen Tulet” was a bit of a […]

Macabre- Carnival of Killers

Serial killers? Did someone say serial killers? If you like grizzly (true) stories murder, torture, cannibalism, necrophilia with a side of comedic relief then Chicago Illinois’ (US) Macabre have a treat for you! Thoughtfully branded “Murder Metal” Macabre has built their reputation on telling horrific, yet interesting, stories of some of the most heinous and […]

Akantha – Gnothi Seauton

The from Greece hailing Akantha is a relative newcomer in the Greece Black Metal scene. I mean based on releases since Akantha started in 2002. Their first release “Apocalyptic Psalms” has been released in 2018. And now it is my honour to make a review of “Gnothi Seauton” which is already full length number three. […]