‘Given to Despair’ by Ritual Dictates is a strong debut that combines genres that seemingly do not fit well together in a very skillful manner, resulting in some of the best songs I’ve heard in a while.
Well know Canadian technical death metal masters, Beneath The Massacre, have released another extreme example of their brand of technical death metal. Released at the end of February on Century Media Records, “Fearmonger” is an explosion of musical intricacy and unrelenting aggression. After an almost eight year dormancy, Quebec based Beneath The Massacre have written […]
It has been six long years since we last heard from Dark Fortress. Most members of the band are being kept busy with their everyday life and other musical projects. In 2014 they released the phenomenal album Venereal Dawn but now the long wait is over and they finally treated us with a new full […]
I can always admire when musicians have different projects covering various musical styles, and when being active several years in one genre it seems legit discovering new ground. In this case Adam Darski, also known as Nergal, from…. you might have guessed it….Behemoth must have thought the same. While being infamous with Behemoth and spawning […]
With illustrious acts as Gnaw Their Tongues, Aderlating, De Magia Veterium and tons of other illustrious acts you might think that Maurice has enough projects were his sinister and dark creativity can be satisfied with. Nothing is farther from the truth because the creativity of this gifted musician never stands still. With yet another outlet […]
My first aquintance with Iceland’s Zakaz was when the one man black metal project released their EP ‘Unbroken’ in 2019, which left a good enough impression to make a mental note to keep an eye out for this one man act. In the end, this happened almost naturally when a short while ago, the full-length […]
After a short personal break, much discussed (black) metal artist Myrkur has returned with a new full-length. Different from her previous works, on ‘Folkesange’ one will only hear interpretations of traditional Nordic folk songs and conventional instruments.
Most of you will know Marco Hietala from his work in Nightwish, or even Tarot. His voice is one of the more recognizable voices in metal. With his extensive repertoire, he has quite a lot of experience to put into a record. Now I would not label Pyre of the Black Heart as a metal […]
When I first listened this venomous piece of work called “ב:The Black Bile” Mgla came into my mind. Well…I wasn’t very far off since members The Fall and E.V.T. are live musicians of the above mentioned band. Luckily Medico Peste, active since 2010, has an own face and balances between a more melodic Deathspell Omega, […]
Releasing a bunch of full length albums since existing under their current name, Vananidr starts the year with presenting their third album within a year time: ‘Damnation’. This Swedish band has quite a turbulent history and names changes (you might have heard of them by the names Hydra or Synodus Horrenda) and line-up changes, and […]