Can you really go off track with an EP that features melodic black/death metal, inspired by first class Swedish acts, such as Dissection, Naglfar and Dark Funeral? There are two answers to this question.. Read all!
A corpsepainted band using a lot of Latin and singing about vampires, werewolves, hallelujas and Mother Mary will make you associate them with Black Metal sooner than Power Metal, until you put on one of their albums. Read about that!
Thundering, galloping riffs, brutal vocals and war-like anthems. The deity Taarapita (the Estonian god of thunder) would be proud of his worshippers, the pagan metal band Tharapitha. Ülestõus, meaning uprising, is the bands fifth full-length offering and it was released about a year ago. Most of us all familiar with (the highly appreciated) Skyforger, but […]
About two years ago, I became acquainted with the American black metal formation Vattnet Viskar (the water whispers), when yours truly reviewed their debut album Sky Swallower. It was a good, atmospheric black metal effort. The only fear I had was that this band might not stand out among the already established groups in the […]
Belated slightly? Yes. But we could not refrain from reviewing the 13th album of the legendary Paradise Lost. While neither being a big or familiar fan of their earlier work, I happily took on the Plague based on their gruesomely beautiful front cover. I got infected.. Read all!
Every now and then, it is inevitable that you come across an album that you are reluctant to review. Whether it is the style, your mood, or life, the universe and everything else. When a band manages to make that feeling disappear, it’s a damn good sign. This happened when Monotony Fields of the Finnish […]
If the supreme god Voltumna of the Etruscans demands a listen, we may experience a slight tugging of our blackened souls at Metal Exposure. Who knows, maybe these Italian blackened death demons capture our souls into worshipping this foreign and forgotten deity.. Read all!
Trondheim-based black/death metallers Katechon recently released their sophomore full-length Coronation. On this record, the Norwegians demonstrate excellent skill in combining destructive, yet sometimes catchy death metal oriented drums with ferocious, atonal raw black metal elements.. Read all!
It seems that in the last years metal bands from the African continent are steadily leaving their mark on the international metal scene. The Tunesian heavy metal formation Carthagods has existed for over seventeen years, but not until recently the band released their self titled debut record.. Read all!
It is not that often that I come across a record that I can keep listening to over and over again. Kamelot’s latest installment, Haven, is one of those records. With a band like Kamelot, it’s hard not to mention the past. The band had some ups-and-downs, and seemed to be regaining their strength after […]