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Marrasmieli – Between Land and Sky (Naturmacht Productions)

When I think of Finnish black metal, I immediately envisage the hordes of primitive sounding, raw, aggressive bands that have been spawned over the years. However, this does not tell the whole tale and there is of course a healthy… Continue Reading →

Nattverd – Styggdom (Osmose)

Black metal, Bergen, Norway, this Nattverd’s second album. Piercing screams, dirty riffs, violence …. and so the album begins with “Slakt dem, der de loeper hoedenloese rundt ballet”. It attacks and marches. The echoing roars continue. Maybe my antenna is… Continue Reading →

Goats Of Doom – Tie On Hanen Omilleen (Purity Through Fire)

The Finnish Blasphemous overlords have once again returned and this time with ‘Tie On Hanen Omilleen’, a 7-track blast which will knock you for six from the moment it carves itself open with ‘Mustan Unen Aiti’, to the moment it… Continue Reading →

Jordablod – The Cabinet of Numinous Song (Iron Bonehead)

Messy, chaotic, raucous, rampant and encrusted with filth. Sounds like my kinda party, and also the kind of party that Iron Bonehead have been hosting for years. No surprise then that Jordablod from Malmo have come to the gathering with… Continue Reading →

Kloct – Years Of Silence (Ultra Mundum Nostri)

Whenever you see that a band is from France you usually know that whatever it is they have written is going to be off the wall, curious and often bizarre, particularly in extreme metal, as is the case with Kloct’s… Continue Reading →

Unreqvited – Mosaic II: la déteste et la détresse (Prophecy Productions)

Released on the same day as the phenomenal split with Sylvaine ‘Time Without End’, ‘Mosaic II’ is the fourth full length from Canadian one man project Unreqvited, and is the alter-ego to the previously released ‘Mosaic I’. Whereas ‘Mosaic I’… Continue Reading →

Horned Almighty – To Fathom The Master’s Grand Design (Scarlet Records)

I have been enjoying these horny Danes output since 1st hearing their Devil’s Music back in 2006 and continued following the musical exploits of Helpig, Harm, S and newer bassist Haxen ever since. Theirs is a brand of quite accessible… Continue Reading →

Svarttjern – Shame Is Just A Word (Soulseller)

It might be a new year but it’s still winter, long may it reign! For in the colder months my lust for Black Metal grows. I’m like a Corpse-painted hibernating animal who only emerges to the sound of Battles In… Continue Reading →

T.O.M.B. – Thin The Veil (Dark Essence)

Not to be confused with the many other tombs littering the metal graveyard this one are based in the US where they were formed over two decades ago. I remember them from previous Candlelight efforts such as Fury Nocturnus released… Continue Reading →

Porta Nigra – Schöpfungswut (Soulseller)

Back in 2012 a dark delicious deutsche slab of musical decadence appeared in the form of debut album Fin de siècle from this German band. It also contained one of the catchiest songs of the year in the form of… Continue Reading →

Kawir – Adrasteia (Iron Bonehead)

With roots back to 1993 Greek veterans Kawir have had a studious history that is as historical as the themes and traditions they musically embrace. Leading them through thick and thin Therthonax has had almost 30 players both on album… Continue Reading →

Wolvencrown – Of Bark And Ash (Avantgarde)

This one fell out into that shadow world of mid to late December but even having finally made their acquaintance in 2019 I wasn’t about to let Wolvencrown’s debut slip by uncommented. UKBM has so much to offer at the… Continue Reading →

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