By Laetitia Novels and metal have always gone hand in hand, especially those of dark, intruiging tales. Tolkien’s legacy inspired dozens of bands, some outstanding (like Summoning), others to a cheap elf-in-the-woods trick. It’s no surprise that the unsettling, disturbing stories of classic horror author H.P. Lovecraft also belong to the (numerous) sources of inspiration […]
Dutch viking metal band Slechtvalk are back with their fifth studio album Where Wandering Shadows and Mists Collide. The bands last record came out in 2010, A Forlorn Throne. Being the one reviewed it and remembering to like it, yours truly figured to also take on this new effort by the Christian metal formation.. Read […]
With their early work, German dark/black metallers Bethlehem left a mark on the underground (suicidal) scene. Especially the record S.U.I.Z.I.D. is to date hailed as an utterly deranged and depressive record. Over the years, the band, or core member Jürgen Bartsch, experimented with electronica and so on. With this 8th release, also signalling the band’s […]
Munich’s Waldgeflüster unveiled a massive epos of atmospheric black metal this past October with the release of their fourth full-length album, “Ruinen.” Metal Exposure recently spoke with band mastermind Winterherz via Skype about his inspirations, his musical background, and the kind of work the band entails.. Read all about it here!
Way back in 2002, I fell in love with this one album. It was Sirenia’s “At Sixes and Sevens”. Years have passed and I lost track of the band. But what better time to get reacquainted than with a new album? One thing is certain, Sirenia has changed a lot. Over the last few years, […]
We all hear a shitload of releases every year, right? Right. Out of all that shitload, there’s usually one or two albums that we spin again and again and again until the turntable needle digs new groves or the CD is scratched like it had a deranged cat all over it. This has happened to […]
A wheel need not be re-invented. Yet means of transport are subject of constant innovation, though in the end they still take you from A to B. Dark Tranquillity just made their 11th ‘transport’, with a trip from A to B just waiting to be enjoyed again and again.. Read all!
It’s a Wednesday night after work. You have the choice of going home and trying to relax with a beer, or.. emptying your head with some sinister black metal tunes from the north! For a couple of us, the decision was easy, so we headed down to Eindhoven to catch the Profane Solstice of the […]
As you could have read on our site recently, there has been a lot going on in the Finnish Sonata Arctica camp. They just released their ninth studio album named The Ninth Hour and are doing a big European tour for this. You can read more about this in our interview with lead singer Tony […]
Incarceration released Sacrifice back in 2013, a short 3-songs EP, that received tremendous exposure due to its ear smashing riffs and oldschool feel, which is something a whole damn lot of folks out there are looking for. Followed the release were performances in some European festivals, some larger than others, thus enlarging the exposure the […]