Soulburn – Noa’s D’ark

Soulburn was formed in 1996 in the Netherlands, their latest release is titled “Noa’s D’ark”. It is evident after only a minute into the opening track “The Morgue of Hope” what this album was going to bring. That is dark, grindy distorted guitars and raspy grungy vocals sounding as if they were spawned from the […]

Helleruin – Promo 2020

Do you know Orewoet, Gestalte and or Locus Amoenus? Do you know what they have in common? Carchost, that’s what they have in common. Sole member and multi-instrumentalist Carchost started Helleruin, a primitive black metal act spawning demo’s and (split) EP’s since 2015. And with “Promo 2020”, very original name by the way, Helleruin is […]

Horna – Kuoleman Kirjo

Together with Sargeist, Azaghal, Barathrum and a few more Horna is one of the most well-known and (in)famous underground Black Metal acts from Finland. Already active more than 25 years they have gained quite an extended discography with some great occult and satanic releases. Their last full length “Hengen Tulet” was a bit of a […]

Akantha – Gnothi Seauton

The from Greece hailing Akantha is a relative newcomer in the Greece Black Metal scene. I mean based on releases since Akantha started in 2002. Their first release “Apocalyptic Psalms” has been released in 2018. And now it is my honour to make a review of “Gnothi Seauton” which is already full length number three. […]

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 […]

Verval – Beeldenstorm

Dancing across a melancholy horizon at the height of such strange times, Dutch black metal outfit Verval bring us a raw atmospheric experience that is certain to plunge the listener into a dark abyss with no hope of reprisal. Verval is no newcomer to the scene with their formation in 2014 and first full length […]