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Ihsahn – Àmr (Candlelight)

Ihsahn – Àmr (Candlelight)

Solo careers, are they a good idea or are they merely a massive flop? Personally I think they can go either way, but generally they rarely live up to the solo artists prior or more revered achievements. An example of both extremes would be Devin.. Read More
Raven Throne - I Miortvym Snicca Zolak (Non Serviam)

Raven Throne – I Miortvym Snicca Zolak (Non Serviam)

Belarus. Probably best known for its political system, this country has so much more to offer. Great cities, a beautiful countryside, massive potato consumption, amazing sausages and a rich cultural tradition, mainly in classical music, opera and ballet. When it comes to metal, Belarus is.. Read More
Dimmu Borgir – Eonian (Nuclear Blast)

Dimmu Borgir – Eonian (Nuclear Blast)

Well now, this is going to be divisive. What does black metal even mean anymore? In 1982 it meant you wore as much studded leather as you could, had basic punky riffs, sung about Satan (and being teacher’s pet) stuck a pentagram on everything, got.. Read More
Fister – No Spirit Within (Listenable)

Fister – No Spirit Within (Listenable)

This is Fister’s fourth full length release in nearly a decade. A decade that has been peppered with splits to keep the sludge thirsty sated.  The St Louis trio’s last album – 2015’s IV was one crushing 45 minute monolith of metal – no bite size.. Read More
Autokrator – Hammer of Heretics (Krucyator Productions)

Autokrator – Hammer of Heretics (Krucyator Productions)

What’s that racket? Oh yes, it must be the latest Autokrator release and boy have they turned things up a notch or two since last time round. When I say turned things up, of course, I don’t mean the bombastic death metal drone-noise that these.. Read More
Varathron – Patriarchs of Evil (Agonia)

Varathron – Patriarchs of Evil (Agonia)

Anyone who hasn’t been following events with the mighty Varathron – shame on you. For anyone that has welcome back to the unholy mass that can only be modern day Varathron in all its Hellenic black metal glory. These Greek stalwarts are often mentioned alongside.. Read More
Misanthropic Rage – Igne Natura Renovatur Integra (Godz ov War)

Misanthropic Rage – Igne Natura Renovatur Integra (Godz ov War)

To say that I was impressed with Misanthropic Rage’s debut album “Gates No Longer Shut” (2016) is an understatement. Merging and transcending styles, while buttonholed as “avant-garde progressive black metal”, it was basically Polish metal with atmospheres and attitude. Like a child in a sweet.. Read More
Black Mass Pervertor - Life Beyond The Walls Of Flesh (Blood Harvest)

Black Mass Pervertor – Life Beyond The Walls Of Flesh (Blood Harvest)

This satanic, punk, black metal band hail all the way from the icy depths of Finland, and they are now ready to unleash another slab of hellish, abhorrent black art upon us. ‘Life Beyond The Walls Of Flesh’ starts with ‘Imbibing The Seas Of Darkness’.. Read More
Wiegedood - De doden hebben het goed III (Century Media)

Wiegedood – De doden hebben het goed III (Century Media)

If you have been keeping an eye on these oddly sounding named Belgians you will probably be expecting greatness from this the 3rd part of their trilogy of “the dead.” Yeah you could even compare to Night, Dawn and Day really and all three of.. Read More
Nigredo – Flesh Torn, Spirit Pierced (Transcending Obscurity)

Nigredo – Flesh Torn, Spirit Pierced (Transcending Obscurity)

No-one could ever say that Greece isn’t good for black metal as well as history and holidays, amongst other things. Nigredo, as you will gather, fit this bill, and are now following up their 2015 EP “Facets of Death” with this, their debut album. While.. Read More
Foedus – Foul Of Bethlehem (Wolfspell Records)

Foedus – Foul Of Bethlehem (Wolfspell Records)

Finland boasts some of the most vitriolic and barbaric black metal acts to have ever graced this corrupted planet, so knowing this band was Finnish filled me with salivating maniacal glee. The band members consist of the duo Caenum (all instruments and vocals) and Dominus.. Read More
Interview - Mortiis

Interview – Mortiis

  To coincide with the release of the new version of his Secrets Of My Kingdom book, Ave Noctum had the chance to catch a few words with Håvard Ellefsen, aka Mortiis himself, and asked about Era 1, revisiting old haunts and the future. What.. Read More