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Helsott – Gods And Slaves (M Theory)

With a name meaning ‘Fatal Illness’ one would make the assumption that Helsott were a German clan or at least with their brand of pagan metal a group hailing from somewhere Viking and Scandinavian. Hold on though, it appears these… Continue Reading →

Obscurity – Streitmacht (Trollzorn)

Of the numerous bands called Obscurity, this is the one from Germany. I suppose the album’s Germanic title is a giveaway on that score. The offer is Battle Metal comprising black, death and Viking elements. It all points to war…. Continue Reading →

Interview – Ensiferum

Having reviewed their latest album ‘One Man Army,’ I jumped at the chance of shooting some questions toward one of Ensiferum’s band members. Since liking Norther back in the day I thought it was only right to pick vocalist Petri… Continue Reading →

Ensiferum – One Man Army (Metal Blade)

Finland’s folksters Ensiferum meaning “Sword Bearer” started out in 1995 as a cover band with Wintersun’s Jari Mäenpää. However, Jari left in 2004 due to tour clashes with Wintersun. In came Petri Lindroos of Norther who originally only joined to… Continue Reading →

Equilibrium – Erdentempel (Nuclear Blast)

Right that’s it, enough doom, gloom, death and destruction. I want something fun and jolly to listen to and review for a change. Perfect timing as the new album by German nutty melodic metal clan Equilibrium has recently landed in… Continue Reading →

Turisas – Turisas 2013 (Century Media)

Battle metal from Finland is already a winning concoction.  Originally named Köyliö back in 1997 but changing their moniker  to Turisas around 1998 to 1999 their name  apparently relates to a Sea Monster in Finnish Mythology.  The band have had a significant… Continue Reading →

Suidakra – Eternal Defiance (AFM)

Suidakra (originally named Gloryfication) at first, played death metal and thrash.. These crazy Germans have been lucky enough to play Europe, USA, India and China and so they should after all they have been doing this for over a decade! With… Continue Reading →

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