Helleruin – War Upon Man

You might have remembered that I was looking forward towards the full length of Helleruin a few months ago? Well here it is! New Era Productions gave me a physical copy and after more than a few spins the review is now available for you… If you are looking for an intro please look up […]

Belial – Gods of the Pit II

There was a time decades ago before all the computer modernization where death metal was king for raw aggression. This next release is going to take us back to a time where it wasn’t about the refined album production, audible vocals or the perfect tone. It was about grabbing an instrument, for me it’s a […]

Therion – Leviathan

Three years after the ambitious project “Beloved Antichrist”, Therion is back with “Leviathan”. In contrary to the previous record, Leviathan is more of a regular record, where Beloved Antichrist was a big scale project, which was more of a theater play made into an album. Now, we can say that every Therion record has its […]

Wesenwille – II: A Material God

Wow! I have said before that the Netherlands proves to be sour ground spawning quality acts…over and over again. But listening to the second offspring of Wesenwille called “II: A Material God” it even surpasses my expectations. What these two blacksters hailing from Utrecht have done here is mind-blowing! The sheer quality of compositions are […]

ABORYM – HOSTILE

Aborym (IT)…..once sat high on the throne with making excellent Industrial Black Metal. But that was years ago. Since “Dirty” this band shifted gears into a more industrial rock position. With “Shifting Negative (2017)” the Black Metal injection was gone exploring a more NIN-based path, and there’s nothing wrong when a band’s musical approach changes. […]

Kjeld – Ôfstân

Kjelds’ second full length ‘Ôfstân’ will hit the (mostly virtual) stores February 15th 2021. A highly anticipated (on my part any way) piece of Frysian raw black metal – especially after their raw, bulldozering piece of Skym. In their teaser song ‘Betsjoend’, a more theatrical and atmospheric sound can definitely be heard. The opener of […]

Dødsferd – Skotos

You would think that Dødsferd is a Scandinavian act. Wrong! Despites its name this band is coming from Greece (strange enough). Already active since ’01 but nevertheless, I have never heard of them. Dødsferd makes old skool fuelled Misanthropic Black Metal. An aggressive, harsh yet melodic sound which reminds me a little of Craft, Judas […]

Frozen Soul – Crypt of Ice

The year is 2021 and it seems like yet again, Death Metal bands pop up with releases like mushrooms after the rain. Like drunkards after a festival. Like pandemics after a… Ah, joke’s gone. Anyway, sometimes a group of people can just play some good Death Metal, without trying to reinvent the wheel. A band […]