Enslaved, a band that is perhaps the most condensed version of Norwegian metal, have made it all: black, Viking and progressive metal. Putting a style to their latest releases (Axioma Ethica Odini, RIITTIIR and In Times) is bit beyond me, the genre Enslaved (to) Metal should be introduced here. With E, the (co) flag bearers […]
What better way than to end a week filled with concerts, with one last gig? This Sunday evening we headed over to the town of Apeldoorn (NL), where Belphegor, Enthroned, Svart Crown, Nervechaos and Antropomorphia would set the night sky ablaze with blasphemous songs and satanic chants.. Read all of it here!
Fast forwarding a few years and we’re Party San Open Air 2017, August. Forecast wasn’t so nice, with rain showers for a few days, but what’s good about the new location is that even if it does rain (and at a certain point it was kiiiiiinda heavy raining), it doesn’t get as muddy as others […]
On a Thursday night, Dutchies from Arnhem and around painted their faces in war colors, took up their arms and marched to the venue Luxor Live, where the ‘Two Paths’-package of Wolfheart, Skyclad and Ensiferum would turn this regular weekday into a night to remember.. Read all of it here!
Arch Enemy‘s star is at its zenith: the Swedish/Canadian melodeath band has never been more popular, never (co)headlined as many festivals as of late with overwhelming (and over the top) performances. With musicians as guitarist-founder Amott, guitar wizard Loomis (ex-Nevermore) and charismatic vocalist White-Gluz (plus previous growler Gossow behind the wheel as manager), the group […]
The Greek melodic death metal band Septicflesh has returned to the theatre with their 10th full length record: Codex Omega. Even though Communion (2008) is still seen as the band’s masterpiece, Codex Omega certainly lives up to the reputation of these Greeks making albums that are as devastating and dangerous as the thunderstorns that the […]
Music, for many, can be both a liberation and a road over which we continuously wander (or prowl?) while observing the many vistas it offers on the way (also while stopping to have one or two beers). An apt name for a band then, Der Wer Einer Freiheit, which translates as ‘the way of a […]
Danish/American vocalist Amalie Bruun stormed the metal scene with the self titled EP Myrkur in 2014. Coming from a indie music background and daring to use her classically trained voice in black metal, Bruun was rewarded with a shitstorm on the internet and was ferociously haunted by trolls (not the cool Scandinavian type of trolls). […]
This review has been a long time coming, but not as long as Wintersun‘s Time I or the yet to be released Time II. Bad jokes aside, Finnish melodic metallers Wintersun have released The Forest Seasons on July 21st, instead of the anticipated record Time II. The band has managed to create a whole circus […]
With a career starting in the early nineties, German folk/pagan metal band Black Messiah can be seen as a part of one of the ‘older generation’ the genre. Any fan of the genre probably knows at least the live ‘hit’ songs ‘Irminsul‘ and ‘Sauflied‘. The band’s masterpiece however, is the record First War Of The […]