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Forever Still – Breathe In Colours (Nuclear Blast)

Forever Still have flourished since they burst out of the blocks in 2013, and this Danish animal has established a solid and robust fan base within their genre, partly to their unwavering touring commitments and prestigious support slots with behemoths… Continue Reading →

Iron Fire – Beyond The Void (Crime Records)

Danish Power Metallers Iron Fire present their ninth album “Beyond The Void”. Anyone who has heard the band (whether a fan or not) at any point in their nearly 20 year career will know that you can dip into any… Continue Reading →

Demon Head – Hellfire Ocean Void (Svart Records)

I must admit I was curious about this Danish band, mainly because I like their band name (no they are not some sort of bastardised Diamond Head in case you’re thinking that) plus the description of their music hooked me… Continue Reading →

The Sonic Dawn – Eclipse (Heavy Psyche Sounds)

It looks like psychedelic rock band The Sonic Dawn wanted to silence their critics by anticipating what they are going to say. Or maybe they are reacting to criticism they faced in the past. In any case, the lyrics to… Continue Reading →

Slaegt – The Wheel (Van Records)

This month sees Slaegt launch their third full length in just four years. The Danish quartet project a quirky upbeat nature through their music, even on early releases which were more straight-forward black metal. “The Wheel” continues where last years… Continue Reading →

Woebegone Obscured – The Forestroamer (Aesthetic Death)

It’s been a little while since Danish funeral doomsters Woebegone Obscured last skulked onto my music system, with 2014’s dramatic ‘Deathscape MMXIV’. Apparently, there’s been a self-titled EP released in the interim, but sorry lads, I missed that one. ‘The… Continue Reading →

Svin – Virgin Cuts (Mom Eat Dad Records)

There’s experimental and there’s experimental. I read that “Virgin Cuts”, the band’s fifth album, “leads the listener into a sonic loophole between noise-infested rock, droney landscapes, new age minimalism and dusty afro-tripping”. Sure enough, although each of these strange pieces… Continue Reading →

Bæst – Danse Macabre (Century Media Records)

About 18 months this Danish band was not even on the fringes of my death radar but once my sister said she was coming over from Australia and we planned to go Copenhell in 2017 where they were playing early… Continue Reading →

Phantom – Death Epic (I, Voidhanger)

For fans of Rotting Christ, Dimmu Borgir, Satyricon and Morgul, it says. This is the Danish band’s second album release. Leaving aside those comparisons, what I heard was a gothic-orientated doom-death chamber of horrors. The clue is in the titles:… Continue Reading →

Deiquisitor – Downfall Of The Apostates (Dark Descent)

I guess death metal comes in all shapes and sizes now, from brutal old school through slamming to whatever technoflash some guitarist has come up with recently. Well Denmark’s Deiquisitor offer a nightmarish black and white cover which hints at… Continue Reading →

Road To Jerusalem – ST (ViciSolum)

When you have a group which consists of musicians who have been a part of notable bands in the death metal realms like The Haunted, Scar Symmetry, Soilwork, Hypocrisy, Invocator and Konkhra, you would be forgiven for making the logical… Continue Reading →

Nortt – Endelight (Avantgarde Music)

It seems that this year there has been no shortage of kvlt edge-lords thinking it is clever releasing albums over the festering period. It’s not like most of them will find their way into the few remaining record shops around… Continue Reading →

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