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 […]
I’ve always been a fan of genre cross-overs especially when the result of combining different styles creates something that is much more than just the sum of its parts. And Firtan are getting very close to this with their EP “Innenwelt” (German for “Inside Worlds”). So I won’t put any genre labels to their music. […]
It doesn’t get more underground than…well…a cavern, really. How befitting that the exciting and rather new (this is the second edition) Prophecy Fest should take place in the “Balver Höhle”. A cave where, (according to legend) the mystical and malicious blacksmith Wieland had his forge. With a very wide yet critically selected range in music […]
Hot weather and extreme metal either works like a charm on a festival (read: cooling beverages and good music) or it can be a curse in a small packed venue. Even though tonight’s concert leaned more towards the second option, we challenged the scorching heat to attend Marduk’s fourth Frontschwein European assault in Essen (DE), […]
It’s a long trip, all the way from the Netherlands to the Bavarian capital Munich. But we were willing to overcome Easter traffic jams and sore butts to check out the Dark Easter Festival in Backstage in Munich, Germany. The black metal alternative to Easter brunches with the family, you might say. With a promising […]
Easter.. the time for family and searching for easter eggs? Certainly not for us and certainly not for you either after we’ve informed you about Dark Easter Metal Meeting 2016! We, and hopefully you as well, will be spending Easter a bit differently, namely in Munich (Germany), while enjoying tunes of top metal acts such […]
Sometimes we come across albums that is hard to describe when it comes to saying what they make you feel. You know, those albums that you can keep listening to and where find new layers in the music every time you listen to it. An album that does not get boring, no matter how often […]
As reviewers have been raving about the new Obscura album Akróasis, it was a good moment for Metal-Exposure to have a chat with mastermind Steffen Kummerer. Beneath the abstract layers of this record, yours truly discovered astrophysics, philosophy, planets and stuff and a swordfish.. Read the interview!
Ever since the ground breaking record Cosmogenesis (2009), the German technical/progressive death metal formation Obscura has set a high standard for themselves and other bands in the genre to live up to. With the follow-up of the acclaimed Omnivium, Akróasis (‘hearing’ or ‘listening’ in Greek) the extremely talented musicians have raised that bar to dazzling […]
What is the last place you’d expect a metal head to spend their free Thursday evening at? That’s right: a church. Still, yours truly found herself at the Christuskirche in Bochum to attend the acoustic show of Israeli metal band Orphaned Land and their support acts Stimmgewalt and Molllust from Germany.. Read all!