• CD review 2017
  • Auðn – Farvegir Fyrndar

    Auðn

    If Iceland is known for one thing – besides beautifully bleak landscapes and its residents’ healthy hankering for fermented shark meat – it’s unique music. From Björk to Sigur Rós and from Sólstafir to Skálmöld, many Icelandic bands have an unmistakable auditory trademark that jumps right out at you on first listen. That’s not to […]

  • CD review 2017
  • Gaerea – Gaerea

    Gaerea - Gaerea

    The self titled EP (released in 2016 by Everlasting Spew Records) of Portugese (post) black metal formation Gaerea ended upon my desk quite randomly, yet I’m happy it did. Having only been around since 2016, the band has managed to stirr a few souls, since the debut EP has been praised by basically everyone who […]

  • Concerts 2017
  • Report: Epica, MaYan & My Propane

    Tonight marked an evening with a first love. No, not a reunion with a handsome, long-haired metal man, but a visit to a show of one of the bands in my ‘metal start-up package’. Stepping into metal, Dutch symphonic metallers Epica have functioned as a guide of sorts. Now – an X amount of years […]

  • CD review 2017
  • Enslaved – E Review

    Enslaved - E

    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 […]

  • CD review 2017
  • Arch Enemy – Will To Power Review

    Arch Enemy - Will To Power

    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 […]

  • CD review 2017
  • Septicflesh – Codex Omega Review

    Septicflesh - Codex Omega

    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 […]