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Asphagor – The Cleansing (Black Sunset / MDD Records)

Asphagor – The Cleansing (Black Sunset / MDD Records)

The Golden Age of black metal is upon us. There’s been a flood of quality releases coming in recently and now Asphagor is unleashing its third album, called “The Cleansing”. Announced by the record label as “one of the most intelligent and impressive black metal.. Read More
Chrch - Light Will Consume Us All (Neurot Recordings)

Chrch – Light Will Consume Us All (Neurot Recordings)

Psychedelic doom metal on Neurot, what could possibly go wrong? After a debut album and a split with Fister, Chrch was signed by the famous label and now unleashes “Light Will Consume Us All” upon the world. With only three tracks and a total playing.. Read More
Raven Throne - I Miortvym Snicca Zolak (Non Serviam)

Raven Throne – I Miortvym Snicca Zolak (Non Serviam)

Belarus. Probably best known for its political system, this country has so much more to offer. Great cities, a beautiful countryside, massive potato consumption, amazing sausages and a rich cultural tradition, mainly in classical music, opera and ballet. When it comes to metal, Belarus is.. Read More
Fedrespor – Tid (Nordvis)

Fedrespor – Tid (Nordvis)

Originally started as a metal side project for the members of the Norwegian black metal band Sekt, Fedrespor ended up as a solo effort of founder Varg Torden Saastad,  having to do as much with metal as a dark night with a sunny day. Fedrespor’s.. Read More
Antlers – Beneath.Below.Behold (Totenmusik/Ván Records)

Antlers – Beneath.Below.Behold (Totenmusik/Ván Records)

When Deafheaven released its masterpiece “Sunbather” in 2013, it created a rift in the black metal scene. On one side, there were those who dismissed this new wave as not being black metal at all, while on the other side an increasing amount of artists.. Read More
Spiritual Front – Amour Braque (Prophecy Productions)

Spiritual Front – Amour Braque (Prophecy Productions)

Undoubtedly, Spiritual Front is one of the most interesting bands coming forth from the neofolk scene. Originally starting as a solo project, the band around Simone Salvatori has broadened its horizon over the years, expanding its sound with elements of pop, tango, blues and rock.. Read More
Dark Buddha Rising - II (Neurot)

Dark Buddha Rising – II (Neurot)

Roadburn 2012. I made my plan for each festival day to catch my favourite bands, yet such plans always go to hell as soon as the day starts. Somehow, I managed to end up at a show of Dark Buddha Rising, an unknown band to.. Read More
Ulvesang – The Hunt (Nordvis)

Ulvesang – The Hunt (Nordvis)

First expecting a Danish band, I was quite surprised that Ulvesang (Danish for Wolves Song) are apparently from Canada. After a self-titled debut album in 2015, the band has moved on to Nordvis for its successor, called “The Hunt”. Alex Boyd and Ana Dujakovic are.. Read More
Deathwhite – For A Black Tomorrow (Season Of Mist)

Deathwhite – For A Black Tomorrow (Season Of Mist)

Last year, French record label Season Of Mist managed to impress me with some fantastic releases, including the outstanding “Radiation” album by Impure Wilhelmina, which ended up on top of my “best of 2017” list. This year, it’s starting well again with Erdve and now.. Read More
Apostle Of Solitude – From Gold To Ash (Cruz del Sur)

Apostle Of Solitude – From Gold To Ash (Cruz del Sur)

When a band is called Apostle Of Solitude, only one conclusion can be drawn: this must be doom metal. “From Gold To Ash” is the fourth full-length album of the American band and essentially an archetype of traditional doom. From the first tones to the.. Read More
Arkheth - 12 Winter Moons Comes The Witches Brew (Transcending Obscurity)

Arkheth – 12 Winter Moons Comes The Witches Brew (Transcending Obscurity)

Arkheth is not the most productive band in the world. Having released its debut album in 2003 and a successor in 2010, they took another eight years to come up with “12 Winter Moons Comes The Witches Brew”. The new album marks a new era.. Read More
The Atlas Moth – Coma Noir (Prosthetic Records)

The Atlas Moth – Coma Noir (Prosthetic Records)

The Atlas Moth. I had heard of the band before, but somehow, I’ve managed to fully ignore their music so far, even though the band is making the type of music that usually sparks my interest. Hailing from Chicago in the USA, The Atlas Moth.. Read More