Aura Noir – Aura Noire

Aura Noir are one of those bands that one either loves, or hates and usually, there’s no in-between. It doesn’t mean, of course, that those who love the band loves every single piece of tune they’re putting out, but would more think about Aura Noir as an endless menace that’s just there, brandishing swords and […]

Report: Ragnarök Festival 2018

There are certain festivals that you keep returning to. For the Metal-Exposure crew and friends, one of those festivals is the pagan/black metal festival Ragnarök in Lichtenfels, counting almost ten (or over) years of attendance. The line-up this year was interesting with Thyrfing, Batuskha, Enslaved and Fejd, among the many, and the atmosphere is always […]

Ihsahn – Àmr

Even though I’ve sincerely enjoyed Ihsahn‘s side projects like Peccatum and Hardingrock, I never had a thirst for the solo work of Norway’s favorite black metal musician. It always seemed too, peculiar. The realisation that my taste buds have evolved to liking this particular brand of extreme progressive metal came after hearing the first single […]

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, […]

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 […]