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Albums Of The Year 2017

Albums Of The Year 2017

PETE WOODS (EDITOR): TOP 20 As others will re-iterate it’s been a crazy year for good music releases and anyone who tells you otherwise is quite frankly a fool. The biggest problem has been keeping up with it all and admittedly we are probably all.. Read More
Ensiferum - Two Paths (Metal Blade)

Ensiferum – Two Paths (Metal Blade)

It’s often said that Ensiferum need no introduction, and it’s true. If you were having a small soiree or bijou shindig one evening, you’d just know they’d arrived. The long-boat dragged onto the front lawn is an obvious clue, as are the discarded shields, swords.. Read More
Wintersun - The Forest Seasons (Nuclear Blast)

Wintersun – The Forest Seasons (Nuclear Blast)

Genre defying Metallers Wintersun are not a band to be rushed. With a gap of 8 years between their first and second albums, it’s with a hint of ironic surprise at the veritable speed of this their third album being unleashed after a mere 5.. Read More
Wormwood – Ghostlands: Wounds From A Bleeding Earth (Non Serviam)

Wormwood – Ghostlands: Wounds From A Bleeding Earth (Non Serviam)

Revelations gets all apocalyptic with Wormwood in the bible, it’s a catastrophic star heralding plagues. It may also remind you of similar calamitous times spent in the aftermath of absinthe binges and the next morning feeling like you have indeed felt the touch of death... Read More
Civil War - The Last Full Measure (Napalm Records)

Civil War – The Last Full Measure (Napalm Records)

It’s the third album from Sabaton refugees Civil War (What? At least I didn’t call them “Sabaton 2.0”, “Sabaton Lite” or “Diet Sabaton” as I’ve seen them referred to by other, harsher reviewers!). So let’s get that out of the way straight away, because there.. Read More
Grimner - Frost Mot Eld (Despotz)

Grimner – Frost Mot Eld (Despotz)

We find ourselves basking happily in Viking/Folk Metal territory with Grimner’s third full-length offering “Frost Mot Eld”…and I’m a sucker for a bit of well executed Folk Metal! These mighty Metal marauders mix harsh and clean vocals, over heavy guitars, bass and drums, but also.. Read More
Ereb Altor – Nattramn (Cyclone Empire)

Ereb Altor – Nattramn (Cyclone Empire)

Time flies when you’re in two successful metal bands, and Mats and Ragnar have released 3 albums in 20 months! One was with their other band Isole, but already we are being offered another Viking Metal outing by Ereb Altor to follow on from 2013’s.. Read More
Interview - Ensiferum

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 Lindroos. Armed with a few.. Read More
Inferno Festival - Oslo, Norway - 2nd April 2015

Inferno Festival – Oslo, Norway – 2nd April 2015

Day Two – Thursday 2nd April 2015 After the hugely enjoyable first night it was difficult to perceive how things could get better but they did with each passing moment it felt as Thursday got underway with a trip to a record store about 20.. Read More
Heidevolk – Velua (Napalm)

Heidevolk – Velua (Napalm)

There’s no messing around with twiddly, whimsical intros for Dutch Pagan Metallers Heidevolk. Nope, opening track ‘Winter Woede’ piles straight in there, brimming with their own special brand of Tyr-tinged, Ensiferum-edged Viking Metal that they have been crafting and honing for five albums over the.. Read More
Ensiferum - One Man Army (Metal Blade)

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 do the live dates that.. Read More
King of Asgard -  Karg (Metal Blade)

King of Asgard – Karg (Metal Blade)

Bolt the door, snuff out the lanterns, keep out of sight; the Vikings are coming! Rampaging through your village, with fire, sword and a brand new slab of crushing metal is King of Asgard, a bunch of Swedish Hell-raising heathens. To those who already know.. Read More