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Paara – Riitti (ViciSolum)

Paara – Riitti (ViciSolum)

Paara return with ‘Riittti’, and they deliver an exercise in how to take the rough with the smooth, with this latest offering. They deliver up just 4 slabs of black metal, but these are spanned over a full 42 minutes. The band, spawned in 2011,have.. Read More
Hooded Menace – Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed (Season Of Mist)

Hooded Menace – Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed (Season Of Mist)

Finland’s Hooded Menace have returned with their fifth offering with a truly tongue twisting name. 2015’s “Darkness Drips Forth” contained a quartet of epic Doom Death that pricked my ears before pummelling them. I think “Elysium of Dripping Death” is still the longest song I.. Read More
Vargrav - Netherstorm (Werewolf Records)

Vargrav – Netherstorm (Werewolf Records)

Always a bit of a sucker for symphonic black metal, I was pleased to have the opportunity to sample this album from Finland’s Vargrav, the project of V-Khaoz, the former drummer of the atmospheric black metal band Kalmankantaja. This “act of black arts”, we are.. Read More
Sawhill Sacrifice - Pimeyteen Ja Kuolemaan (Wolfspell Records)

Sawhill Sacrifice – Pimeyteen Ja Kuolemaan (Wolfspell Records)

With ‘Pimeyteen Ja Kuolemaan’, roughly translated as ‘Into Darkness and death’, you are launched straight into a grand, orchestral intro from these Finns, and they set down their intentions from the offset. The opening track, ‘Kutsu’, is an instrumental which has been composed by Rob.. Read More
Druadan Forest – The Lost Dimension (Wolfspell)

Druadan Forest – The Lost Dimension (Wolfspell)

Have you been waiting patiently for the last 5 years for a new Summoning album? Well not long to go until Silenius and Protector deliver new opus ‘With Doom We Come.’ If you are really hungering for an immediate trip to Middle Earth you will.. Read More
Kalmankantaja – Routamaa (Wolfspell)

Kalmankantaja – Routamaa (Wolfspell)

All I got by way of description to go with this one was “atmospheric black metal, Finland”. Let the listeners decide for themselves. This is much better than all the flowery words that are often used to describe pieces of music. It’s also Kalmenkantaja’s tenth.. Read More
Jess and the Ancient Ones – The Horse and Other Weird Tales (Svart)

Jess and the Ancient Ones – The Horse and Other Weird Tales (Svart)

Finland’s Jess and the Ancient Ones exist in a sand filled snow globe from 1967–1969. The Summer of Love is still in full swing. Everyone has flowers in their hair and only the correct coloured acid has been ingested. Two years ago their “Second Psychedelic.. Read More
Hanging Garden - I Am Become (Lifeforce Records)

Hanging Garden – I Am Become (Lifeforce Records)

‘I Am Become’ is the fifth album by the Helsinki sextet and first with the current line-up. It is also awesome listening for the autumn where the sky is miserably overcast and the days brisk and cold. It’s rather melodic gloominess is rather warming and.. Read More
Tyfon's Doom - Emperor's Path (Gates Of Hell Records)

Tyfon’s Doom – Emperor’s Path (Gates Of Hell Records)

Tyfon’s Doom will probably be a new name to many. They are a Finnish one man Heavy Metal project and this is the full length debut after last year’s well received EP “Yeth Hound” (It turns out that a Yeth Hound is actually a “sinister.. Read More
Iron Griffin – S/T (Gates of Hell Records)

Iron Griffin – S/T (Gates of Hell Records)

This EP is one that has been available for a wee while now through Iron Griffin’s bandcamp page, but thanks to Gates of Hell Records and the efforts of that Italian label, ‘Iron Griffin’ is now getting a bit more of a push, hence the.. Read More
Slowrun – Passage (S/R)

Slowrun – Passage (S/R)

Subtle flavours are what I experienced on Slowrun’s albums “Prologue” and “Resonance”. Now, two years on, the Finnish instrumental band has released this EP in which to weave their ambient magic. The first of the two tracks takes us immediately into a dreamworld, almost akin.. Read More
Desolate Shrine – Deliverance From The Godless Void (Dark Descent)

Desolate Shrine – Deliverance From The Godless Void (Dark Descent)

Anyone who has ever listened to this Finnish death metal act will know just how enveloping the music is, it is truly asphyxiating and even though I have not heard the debut the previous two albums are utterly terrifying as this fourth continues the path.. Read More