Necrophobic – Mark Of The Necrogram

Necrophobic isn’t exactly an unknown name in the extreme metal scene. They’ve been around since the end of the 80s, and successfully amassed a large crowd of devoted fans. On a more personal note, I haven’t always followed Necrophobic’s releases not because they weren’t good enough, but because at a certain point it was hard […]

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, […]

Shining – Varg Utan Flock

I used to be quite a fan of Swedish band Shining. I visited a lot of their shows, as weird as they may get, and always found them very enjoyable. Like most fans, V – Halmstad was (and still is) one of my favorite albums and it frequently spins around. While VI – Klagopsalmer, VII […]

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 […]

Rimfrost

My first acquaintance with the Swedish black metal formation Rimfrost was when I heard A Frozen World Unknown (2006). Especially the song Freezing Inferno, in all its frostbitten gloriousness, with Hravn’s Abbath-like vocals, whirlwind riffs and the blastbeat spectacle spiked my interest in this group. It wasn’t until the self titled record came out in […]