Thyrfing – Vanagandr

One of the most prominent bands in viking metal and most unique bands in the Swedish extreme metal scene has left us waiting for eight years before releasing Vanagandr. More than 20 years after their initial successes Thyrfing is back with a new album, which a lot of folk/viking metal fans have been waiting for.

Vananidr – Damnation

Releasing a bunch of full length albums since existing under their current name, Vananidr starts the year with presenting their third album within a year time: ‘Damnation’. This Swedish band has quite a turbulent history and names changes (you might have heard of them by the names Hydra or Synodus Horrenda) and line-up changes, and […]

Marduk – Viktoria

When a friend of mine, earlier this week, asked about my opinion on the new Marduk, because he knew I was writing this article, my reaction was: the album is ok and typical Marduk; one big wall of sound, defined by blast beats with every now and then a WWWWHHHHHEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWW, that is supposed to represent […]

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 […]