A wheel need not be re-invented. Yet means of transport are subject of constant innovation, though in the end they still take you from A to B. Dark Tranquillity just made their 11th ‘transport’, with a trip from A to B just waiting to be enjoyed again and again.. Read all!
Incarceration released Sacrifice back in 2013, a short 3-songs EP, that received tremendous exposure due to its ear smashing riffs and oldschool feel, which is something a whole damn lot of folks out there are looking for. Followed the release were performances in some European festivals, some larger than others, thus enlarging the exposure the […]
Ashpyx delivered an album that is as solid as a tank. The sound is incredibly thick and hazy, but it fits the battlefield atmosphere on the record. The ferocious, raunchy riffs will make the heart of any death metal fan skip a beat and the unique hoarse vocals will pleasantly ring in their ears like […]
With three full-length albums already under their belt, Waldgeflüster could certainly be considered one of the more established bands in this imaginary genre, and this brand of tree-worshipping, raw-throated music is, generally speaking, my jam. Yet oddly, when I was asked to review the band’s fourth release, Ruinen, I discovered that of all the myriad […]
As far as brutal death metal goes, Blood Red Throne wrote the book. This Norwegian band has been around for 18 years, with guitarist Død as the one constant member, and has been a solid example of a quality metal band with a consistently head banging-inducing sound.. Read all!
Vikings and concept albums – it appears to be a trend in the Northern reaches of Europe. Although there is a Baltic sea worth of differences between the bands, Finnish (fathers of) melo-death Insomnium seemed to have followed a similar path as Amon Amarth did with Jomsviking. But rest assured, their cheese is much more […]
The Icelandic pagans of Skálmöld are back with their 4th studio record Vögguvísur Yggdrasils (translated as Yggdrasil’s lullabies/songs). The previous record Með vættum – read the review here – (and the albums before) were much appreciated among different reviewers on our site and thus the expectations about Vögguvísur Yggdrasils were high.. Read all!
Dutch symphonic metal formation Epica are pushing new boundaries with their upcoming studio album The Holographic Principle (THP). While the group has been focusing science as a theme with the most recent records, this new effort takes the six piece beyond that.. Find out why!
Beyond The Gates has pretty much everything I look for in a festival, and so, once more I found myself changing aircrafts (Damn you, Finnair!) that were late, on my way to the wet and rain-filled soil of Bergen, second largest city in Norway and a personal favourite.. Read all!
Although summer is not dying any time soon, with 30+ degrees C in the middle of September, autumn is being heralded by it’s proverbial namesake and atmospheric/black metal entourage Winterfylleth. I for one am definitely waiting for less sun, less heat and some (more!) of The Dark Hereafter.. Read all!