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Posts tagged "Enslaved"
Almyrkvi - Umbra (Ván)

Almyrkvi – Umbra (Ván)

What is even more shocking than Iceland’s recent rampant assault on the black metal scene (yes, we’re all still going on about it) is that it took so bloody long. I mean, sure Norway has the fjords and the mountains, Sweden has the icy lakes.. Read More
Taake – Kong Vinter (Dark Essence)

Taake – Kong Vinter (Dark Essence)

Well clearly we had to wait patiently till the end of the year for the 7th Taake album, after all even with the very rudimentary understanding of other languages it’s obvious the subject matter here is Winter. If you couldn’t get the title, one look.. Read More
Enslaved - E (Nuclear Blast)

Enslaved – E (Nuclear Blast)

With a discography to die for, our favourite black metal innovators, Enslaved, are back and they have something new hiding up their wizard sleeves. Here, on their fourteenth long-player, they exercise their love for the Norse god of War, Odin, and they sem hell-bent on.. Read More
Prezir – Contempt (S/R)

Prezir – Contempt (S/R)

Prezir – Serbian for Contempt are a three piece from Milwaukee Wisconsin who worship at the black altar of Early 90’s extremity. They cite Emperor, Enslaved, Grand Belials Key and Deicide amongst their influences and seek to show contempt for modern metal. Hmmmm. It would.. Read More
Ereb Altor – Ulfven (Hammerheart)

Ereb Altor – Ulfven (Hammerheart)

To release five albums in five years nowadays is going some, even when it’s your only band, but when you are in two recording units (the main two songwriters of Ereb Altor are also members of Doom band Isole), it shows real commitment to the.. Read More
BardSpec – Hydrogen (By Norse)

BardSpec – Hydrogen (By Norse)

The name will be familiar to many. It’s Ivar Bjørnson of Enslaved. Inspired by trance-inducing ambiance, he formed his own project BardSpec and, to quote the publicity, “combines stirring, hallucinatory synth-sounds with mercurial guitar effects and hypnotic rhythms that navigate illusory landscapes”. The landscape is.. Read More
Helheim – landawarijaR (Dark Essence)

Helheim – landawarijaR (Dark Essence)

I could not have asked for a better musical companion to the last couple of cold winter weeks and Norse Viking brigade Helheim’s 9th album has been spun on a near daily basis. There’s always plenty of depth about their work and everything is as.. Read More
Coldborn – Lingering Voidwards (Final Sacrifice Records)

Coldborn – Lingering Voidwards (Final Sacrifice Records)

Heading up this band is the extremely talented and creative Norgaath who has his black heart in various other bands and is accompanied on this release by Menthor (Enthroned) and also some guest vocal appearances by a couple of people I am unfamiliar with. This.. Read More
Damnation Festival - Leeds University Union 5/11/16

Damnation Festival – Leeds University Union 5/11/16

Black clad hordes descending on the Union building of Leeds University, sending unsuspecting students running for cover can only mean one thing – Damnation Festival! This was the 12th consecutive annual incarnation of this one day festival, showcasing the best home grown and international extreme metal.. Read More
Wardruna – Runaljod - Ragnarok (By Norse)

Wardruna – Runaljod – Ragnarok (By Norse)

What better way to introduce Ragnarok, the third and final part of Wardruna’s 8-year trilogy, with a towering battle hymn to Tyr. One of the less readily recognised Norse gods these days (at least for non-metal fans I should perhaps add), but he was undoubtedly.. Read More
Usurpress - The Regal Tribe (Agonia)

Usurpress – The Regal Tribe (Agonia)

Right of the bat I have to say this came as a massive surprise. I had heard of Usurpress but not actually heard them. I had been led to believe that they are a crusty Old School Swedish Death metal band, and apparently they once.. Read More
Thy Catafalque - Meta (Season of Mist)

Thy Catafalque – Meta (Season of Mist)

After blowing my microbial brain through a nuclear-powered orgasmatron with last year’s full-length Sgùrr, I was slightly surprised Thy Catafalque had any creative juice left in the tank. Not only was Sgùrr one of the best albums I heard last year, it was one of.. Read More