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.
In 2019 I made a review of Tyranni‘s “Baron af avoghetens smärta” which ended up in my yearlist. Since Digerdöden is a project of one of the members of Tyranni I couldn’t resist reviewing the second full length release of this Swedish misanthropic Black Metal act. Because of the production it took a few spins […]
It took fifteen bloody years for Mörk Gryning to conjure another album. After their self-titled album in 2005 this underground band called it quits. And then in 2019 they managed to surprise me with a superb performance at Eindhoven Metal Meeting. And with the news that they were constructing a new black fuelled album I […]
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 […]
The Swedish act Tyranni managed to take my poisoned black heart by storm. After just releasing a demo a short while ago this band delivers its first full strike with “Baron af avoghetens smärta” which means something like ‘Baron of pain and vanity’. It contains the three tracks released on the demo and six new(er) […]
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 […]
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 […]
Watain have long been the topics of controversies, from the musical, through the visual, and to the ideological. Not a lot of bands out there have rose to be one of the most prominent names in the world of Black Metal, as they run over almost any opposition in the way. The Uppsala group have […]