• CD Review 2018
  • Harakiri for the Sky – Arson

    February is the biggest bummer of a month in northern Europe. The Christmas markets have long since closed, all the pretty sparkly lights are gone, and you know it’s going to be at least another month or two before the days start to feel any longer or warmer. Everything is gray and slushy and miserable; […]

  • CD Review 2018
  • Tribulation – Down Under

    Tribulation have been around since 2004, and as such, managed to shapeshift themselves in almost every major release they ever put out there. What started out as a purely Death Metal band from Sweden that’s being swallowed in the gigantic pool of names of their own genre, has slowly transformed itself into a well oiled, […]

  • CD Review 2018
  • Arkona – Krahm

    Arkona Khram

    A black and white album cover showing three hooded figures, two with knives. On the background a starry sky or maybe eyes in the darkness. A gateway to another world and ravens to show the way. These elements can be seen on the appealing contemporary artwork that is the album cover of Krahm, the eight […]

  • CD Review 2018
  • Erdve – Vaitojimas

    An album named Vaitojimas lands on the digital desk, by a band called Erdve. The first question that comes to mind is, are we dealing with Finnish black metal here? A bit further down the line, Erdve appears to be a Lithuanian hybrid of hardcore, sludge, and black metal. My interested is peaked, partially because […]

  • CD review 2017
  • Heidevolk – Vuur van Verzet

    If you have any familiarity with the folk metal genre, you will know Heidevolk. The Dutch band has been active in the scene for roughly 16 years and conquered its rightful place on countless tour posters and festival line-ups. Although the band’s own lineup has changed over the years, two pillars – drummer Joost and […]

  • CD review 2017
  • Watain – Trident Wolf Eclipse

    Watain have long been the topics of controversies, from the musical, through the visual, and to the ideological. Not a lot of bands out there have rose to be one of the most prominent names in the world of Black Metal, as they run over almost any opposition in the way. The Uppsala group have […]