Having long forsaken the path of raw black metal, it has almost turned into a sport to see what the Norwegian extreme progessive metal act Enslaved conjure up whenever they announce a new album. The Norwegians are some of the few that have both managed to maintain (a bit of) and musically evolve from their […]
German Heavy Metallers Grave Digger are celebrating their 40th anniversary in 2020 and they recently their newest opus ‘Fields of Blood’ (Napalm Records). Enough reason for Metal-Exposures to have a chat with Teutonic metal masters!
Straight Outta San Jose, California I present EXHUMED! EXHUMED have blazed the way for old school sounding death metal since 1991. The band’s founder and sole remaining member Matt Harvey was a whopping 15 years old when he formed the band. EXHUMED spent much of the ensuing decade hacking their way through numerous line-ups, demos, […]
The earth moves and changes at a speed we as humans can’t perceive, spanning over the ages back to the Precambrian, the earliest (informal) geological time. Naming themselves after this period, Ukrainian black metal formation Precembrian are about to release their debut record ‘Tectonics’ via Primitive Reaction. The line-up of the band currently play in […]
Black metal collective The Committee stormed the metal scene with their previous records, ‘Power Through Unity’ (2014) and ‘Memorandum Occultus’ (2017). While gaining recognition with these albums, the band played both underground and well known extreme / black metal festivals. Even though it’s only been three years since their last release, the third full-length ‘Utopian […]
‘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.
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.
Ihsahn‘s solo work has always had a divisive character to me. The roots in extreme metal, the progressive and complex music, combined with the influences and a brass ensemble, leaves me somewhere between being intruiged (‘Lend Me The Eyes Of Millennia‘) and not getting through the material. That said, there is no doubt that this […]
Iceland’s excelling black metal scene has found a footing in the international metal scene over the past years, and seems there to stay. While bands like Svartidauði, Sinmara, Auðn and Misþyrming are establishing themselves as the name of this particular scene, there are also new projects erupting from the burned, vulcanic soul on a regularly. […]