‘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. […]