Saille – V

I’ve grown quite fond of Saille. Ever since their debut “Irreversible Decay” the keyboard laced Black Metal has been a great supplier of Metal for my eardrums. With V this is also the case but I can’t help having a few remarks. When I listen to Saille I expect to have a full tapestry of […]

Helleruin – War Upon Man

You might have remembered that I was looking forward towards the full length of Helleruin a few months ago? Well here it is! New Era Productions gave me a physical copy and after more than a few spins the review is now available for you… If you are looking for an intro please look up […]

Wesenwille – II: A Material God

Wow! I have said before that the Netherlands proves to be sour ground spawning quality acts…over and over again. But listening to the second offspring of Wesenwille called “II: A Material God” it even surpasses my expectations. What these two blacksters hailing from Utrecht have done here is mind-blowing! The sheer quality of compositions are […]

Kjeld – Ôfstân

Kjelds’ second full length ‘Ôfstân’ will hit the (mostly virtual) stores February 15th 2021. A highly anticipated (on my part any way) piece of Frysian raw black metal – especially after their raw, bulldozering piece of Skym. In their teaser song ‘Betsjoend’, a more theatrical and atmospheric sound can definitely be heard. The opener of […]

Dødsferd – Skotos

You would think that Dødsferd is a Scandinavian act. Wrong! Despites its name this band is coming from Greece (strange enough). Already active since ’01 but nevertheless, I have never heard of them. Dødsferd makes old skool fuelled Misanthropic Black Metal. An aggressive, harsh yet melodic sound which reminds me a little of Craft, Judas […]

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 […]

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 […]