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Vargrav – Reign In Supreme Darkness (Werewolf Records)

As we move ever closer to the summer months I find my adoration for Black Metal and Blackened music dwindling. Essentially I am like a Metal tortoise, in the sun I flourish with the brighter more energetic tones of Death,… Continue Reading →

Illum Adora – …of Serpentine Forces (Folter Records)

Illum Adora specialize in traditional black metal (of the 2nd wave variety), and have just unleashed their debut album ‘…of Serpentine Forces’ via Folter Records. The German band, consisting of the brilliantly monikered main man Hurricane Hellfukker (from Zarathustra), Shargaz… Continue Reading →

One Tail, One Head – Worlds Open, Worlds Collide (Terratur Possessions)

It seems a fitting nod to their moniker that OTOH’s first album is also their last, the beginning swallowing the end in a sense, to create the perfect ouroboros. Having formed 12 years ago in Trondheim, Norway, the black metal… Continue Reading →

Morketida – Panphage Mysticism (Werewolf Records)

Finnish black metal has been living in the shadow of its more illustrious Norwegian counterparts for many years, but make no mistake about it, the Finnish scene is thriving and has spawned some of the nastiest black metal on offer… Continue Reading →

Ajattara – Lupaus (Svart)

“Finnish black metal band records album in sunny Spain”, could be the headline. Well, something made them angry. Ajatarra start out by tearing at our throats like hungry lions. Unsurprisingly, I sensed a touch of Moonsorrow but really “Saatanen Sinetti”… Continue Reading →

Wound – Engrained (FDA Rekotz)

It’s sophomore time for Germany’s Wound, and they hit the nail on the head with ‘Engrained’, a potent mix of black and death metal, with enough traditional styling and spot-on production to satisfy everyone. Following on from 2013’s ‘Inhale The… Continue Reading →

Fides Inversa – Rite of Inverse Incarnation (World Terror Committee)

Fides Inversa threw a few people with the change of pace between their first and second albums even though both were finely distilled black metal class. The debut was an unhinged white knuckle ride that felt like an unholy marriage… Continue Reading →

Baptism – V: The Devil’s Fire (Season of Mist)

I have witnessed Baptism’s live ritual twice, both times in Norway amongst a rabid crowd, and have been blown away on both occasions by their ferocity and precision. To say that I was looking forward to this release, their first… Continue Reading →

Behexen – The Poisonous Path (Debemur Morti)

Back in 2008, Finnish black metallers Behexen stood somewhat at a musical crossroads. Having released their 3rd record (and some might say “breakthrough” album) ‘My Soul For His Glory’, it was evident that the band had taken the blasting fury… Continue Reading →

Horna – Hengen Tulet (World Terror Committee)

Possibly one of the most unsung heroes of the black metal scene worldwide Finland’s Horna has an envious release rate not only in terms of quantity but also quality for over 20 years. This is the bands ninth full length… Continue Reading →

Luciferian Rites – When The Light Dies (Moribund)

There’s something undeniably uplifting about those teeth-jarring riffs that Luciferian Rites have managed to put together on When The Light Dies. They are constant, bleak, ever evolving and very much in the classic vein of black metal. Which might mean… Continue Reading →

Kult Of Taurus – Adversarial Paths: The Sinister Essence (Forever Plagued)

What I know about the Greek BM scene wouldn’t fill a fleas codpiece, so whether or not Kult Of Taurus’ 2nd full-length album ‘Adversarial Paths: The Sinister Essence’, is a true representation of the “Hellenic” black metal sound is hard… Continue Reading →

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