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Posts tagged "Arckanum"
Vindorn – Perdition (Sol Records)

Vindorn – Perdition (Sol Records)

Vindorn has set out to make its mark in an oversubscribed part of the black metal scene by carving out a unique sound all of its own. Not an easy prospect when you consider that malign and grim true black metal is something that is.. Read More
Spite – Antimoshiach (Invictus)

Spite – Antimoshiach (Invictus)

No mosh, no core, no trends but fun, yes there is a fair bit of fun here, whether intentional or not. Spite continues a run I have been having of late with one man acts and this one hails from Brooklyn NY and is helmed.. Read More
Narbeleth – Indomitvs (Folter Records)

Narbeleth – Indomitvs (Folter Records)

When I saw that I had been given a Cuban black metal release for review, I immediately had a mental image of a corpse painted dude chilling out in the sun by a pool with a large cigar……Geographical stereotypes aside, Narbeleth are one of the.. Read More
Arckanum - Den förstfödde (Folter Records)

Arckanum – Den förstfödde (Folter Records)

Normally an Arckanum release would be met with a bit of a fanfare but this, his 9th studio album seems to have slipped in with a somewhat muted fashion. Not only that but the press release here states that “the Swede is back for one.. Read More
Svartsyn – In Death (Agonia)

Svartsyn – In Death (Agonia)

Hailing from Sweden, yet sounding as if they have been delivered straight from the bowels of hell, this duo is ready to unleash another instalment of satanic verses onto this unsuspecting world, with such a tirade that it sounds like Lucifer has written it herself... Read More
Svärta – Sepultus (A Sad Sadness Song)

Svärta – Sepultus (A Sad Sadness Song)

The promise is of a land of contrasts – black and white, with no mid tempo. The promise is delivered over the course of this intensely dark production from Swedish band Svärta. Long cavernous screams and raw-sounding drum work signal visions of nastiness. “Bråddjupets Kall”.. Read More
Lęk– Sweven: Through The Mysterious Lands (Wolfspell)

Lęk– Sweven: Through The Mysterious Lands (Wolfspell)

For their first full-length, Polish black metallers Lęk bring forth a malevolently melodic blast with Swedish occult sensibilities. Just because these guys are from Poland shouldn’t take away from the fact that this is intense riffing which salutes the finest traditions of Dissection and Arckanum.. Read More
Svartsyn – Black Testament (Agonia)

Svartsyn – Black Testament (Agonia)

I own a crusty old black metal split cd from 2004 featuring Svartsyn and Arckanum. It’s a particular favourite of mine. I can’t remember where I got it – some underground hell or from a cardboard box of goodies examined closely at a now forgotten.. Read More
Ildjarn + Nidhogg – Norse / Svartfråd (Eisenwald)

Ildjarn + Nidhogg – Norse / Svartfråd (Eisenwald)

If you like your black metal to be pure as pure can be, in all its lo-fi glory then Ildjarn and his vocal companion Nidhogg should be a project that you have explored in your formative years. Formed back in Norway way back in 1991.. Read More
Frozen Ocean – Trollvinter (SR)

Frozen Ocean – Trollvinter (SR)

Although I write this on April 1st it is no joke and it is not the work of a fool either. With bands as varied as Finntroll to Trollfest and of course Arckanum it is a shame that none have had the imagination to actually.. Read More
Geist - Der Ungeist (Total Rust)

Geist – Der Ungeist (Total Rust)

How is this for synchronicity? Just a little time ago we reviewed the new and bloody excellent album Wetterkreuz by German band Eis and also ran an interview with them. The band had previously been called Geist (mind, spirit, ghost depending on interpretation) but had.. Read More
Vargnatt – Durch die Stille (Karge Welten Kunstverlag / Wolfsgrimm Records)

Vargnatt – Durch die Stille (Karge Welten Kunstverlag / Wolfsgrimm Records)

This 30 minute EP follows two 2007 demos of black metal ambiance. What we’re promised from the German musician behind it is something raw and aggressive compared to the previous melancholic and atmospheric works. Sure enough, the five track work starts with Black Metal of.. Read More