Auðn – Vökudraumsins fangi

If you are into atmospheric Black Metal you surely have heard from Auðn by now. With two great albums in their pockets, “Auðn” (2014) and “Farvegir Fyrndar” (2017), and some great live performances (I managed to witness two) they have become a force to be reckoned with, and now their latest offspring “Vökudraumsins fangi/Prisoner of […]

Gaerea – Limbo

When offered Gaerea’s new album Limbo, I was happy to take it on me. I’ve seen them play live more than once, I knew they were a good band, but listening more carefully to Limbo got me realizing they need more appreciation from my side that they’ve had so far. When pushing the play button, […]

The Great Old Ones – Cosmicism

Lovecraftian Black Metal. An indulgence of atmosphere….. dark, chilling, gloomy yet resonating with aggressiveness. One of its predecessors Tekeli-Li was already a brilliant album taking Lovecraft’s mysticism to new heights. “Cosmicism” is a branch from the same root. Dark, haunting, dwelling and intriguing. Tonally it breathes the same atmosphere as the previous album(s) yet these […]

Abbath – Outstrider

Since Abbath has left Immortal we are being treated upon not only one, but two great acts. Immortal still exists and released the excellent “Pagan Northern Gods”. Luckily our favourite Black Metal clown Abbath has pursued his musical endeavours solo, spawning its excellent self-titled debut a few years back. Doesn’t mean that this Bathory devotee […]