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From the Vastland – Chamrosh (Immortal Frost)

I was impressed with From the Vastland’s 2013 album “Kamarikan”, since then there’s been one further release prior to this one. What impressed me was the intensity of the black metal which this one man maelstrom from Iran generated. The… Continue Reading →

KING – Reclaim The Darkness (Indie)

“GROOVE” is the word, when it comes to ‘Reclaim The Darkness’, the debut album from Australian band KING. Dynamic blackened metal, with melody and plenty of (…I’m gonna say it again…) GROOVE! KING were formed in 2013 by David Hill… Continue Reading →

Dayal Patterson – Black Metal Into The Abyss (The Cult Never Dies)

If such honours were bestowed Dayal Patterson is fast becoming the person most likely to be recognised as being an official biographer of the black metal scene. This is now his third book following on from Feral House publication Black… Continue Reading →

True Black Dawn – Come The Colorless Dawn (World Terror Committee Productions)

It appears this Finnish black metal act has had to add the word true to their name due to some other band called Black Dawn that threatened legal action which is completely retarded. Still Mayhem added true to their name… Continue Reading →

The 3rd Attempt – Born In Thorns (Dark Essence)

I had been looking forward to listening to this properly as I had managed to turn up at a listening session for the album a couple of months ago just in time to hear the last song, doh! The 3rd… Continue Reading →

Ars Irae – Dunkle Klänge (Quality Steel)

German blackened death metallers Ars Irae hit us with a second album of cleverly written songs that venture into uncharted territories. The riff in the opener “Des Jägers Fluch” is excellent, very catchy and backed by throaty vocals that sit… Continue Reading →

Inferno Festival – Oslo, Norway – 2nd April 2015

Day Two – Thursday 2nd April 2015 After the hugely enjoyable first night it was difficult to perceive how things could get better but they did with each passing moment it felt as Thursday got underway with a trip to… Continue Reading →

1349 – Massive Cauldron Of Chaos (Indie)

By now anyone with a passing interest in Black Metal and not just the historians should know the significance of 1349’s name so I am not going to be one of those reviewers that starts off pointing it out (what… Continue Reading →

Den Saakaldte – Faen I Helvete (Agonia)

It was five long years ago since we last had the chance to hail pessimism from this black metal clan and boy was it good! Getting the chance to see them play at Party San Open Air was a real… Continue Reading →

Pact – The Infernal Hierarchies, Penetrating the Threshold of Night (Moribund)

Pact’s debut full length The Dragon Lineage Of Satan, with its somewhat crude but oddly effective and altogether appropriate cover art, was a surprise bundle of nasty, very accomplished black metal with hard and fast values to match the bestial… Continue Reading →

Horizon Ablaze – Dødsverk (Code666)

Here goes with Horizon Ablaze’s second album. Described as a “nihilistic apocalypse of molten extreme metal”, “Dødsverk” (Death Work) calls upon the violence you would associate with fellow Norwegians 1349 with a bit of our own Anaal Nathrakh thrown in… Continue Reading →

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