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Mansion -  First Death Of The Lutheran (I Hate)

Mansion – First Death Of The Lutheran (I Hate)

Seems an age since I reviewed anything on I Hate, so this was a nice change. Maybe I’ve been shying away from doom recently as it becomes a never ending morass of stagnating seventies retreads. Or maybe I’ve been too happy…no, no that can’t be.. Read More
Trees – S/T (Svart)

Trees – S/T (Svart)

Judging from the video to the song Out In The Open by the Finish band Trees, the world in still OK in Savonlinna, Finland. You see the band playing their folk rock, immersed in golden, autumnal light, in a house by a lake. They walk.. Read More
Corpsessed - Impetus Of Death (Dark Descent)

Corpsessed – Impetus Of Death (Dark Descent)

After a debut the prospect of writing more material can seem daunting, was the first album a fluke? Can the band top it? And so forth. However there is also a grip of excitement, of pastures new and paths untrodden. A time to make new.. Read More
Trollheims Grot – Aligned With The True Death (W.T.C. Productions)

Trollheims Grot – Aligned With The True Death (W.T.C. Productions)

15 years between albums is a long time in anyone’s book but Trollheims Grot were not a band I had forgotten in all those years as I fondly remembered covering their excellent last release Bloodsoaked And Ill Fated way back around the start of personally.. Read More
ówt krì – Ximenes (S/R)

ówt krì – Ximenes (S/R)

It’s always a pleasure to hear from the Finnish soundmeister Kenneth Kovasin a.k.a. ówt krì. Both “New Seed” and “Pilgrimage” are thought-provoking and mind-opening in a way that we’re allowed to develop our own thoughts without any form of prescription or polluting start point. I.. Read More
Outlaw – Marauders (High Roller)

Outlaw – Marauders (High Roller)

Outlaw were formed 3 years ago in Finland, Outlaw take influence from US Power Metal, the NWOBHM scene and traditional metal, a-la classic 80’s Priest and Maiden. From the initial track, ‘Hell’s Thunder’, vocalist Lee Anvel sounds like a cross between Blackie Lawless and Dee.. Read More
Sargeist – Unbound (World Terror Committee)

Sargeist – Unbound (World Terror Committee)

Things have been a bit turbulent for Finnish black metal cultists Sargeist. With only mastermind Shatraug left from the line up that recorded Feeding The Crawling Shadows in 2014, including long time collaborators Horns and Hoath Torog leaving, I was pretty apprehensive about this album.. Read More
Azaghal - Valo Pohjoisesta (Immortal Frost Productions)

Azaghal – Valo Pohjoisesta (Immortal Frost Productions)

The Finnish black metal scene continues to spawn some the most abrasive bands out there, resisting the temptation to incorporate epic choirs, orchestras and keyboards, instead focussing on gnarly aggression. Azaghal are one of that flourishing scene, and by my reckoning they have been around.. Read More
Superfjord – All Will Be Golden (Svart)

Superfjord – All Will Be Golden (Svart)

On the face of it, this looked very hippy trippy with references to ayahuasca-inspired music, Pink Floyd, The Grateful Dead and Spiritualized. So I prepared for a spaced-out experience. I thought Mike Oldfield had taken over when I first started listening to the opener “Cut.. Read More
Archgoat - The Luciferian Crown (Debemur Morti)

Archgoat – The Luciferian Crown (Debemur Morti)

We all set out with our Metal virginity and naivety intact, chipping away at each of them from genre to genre. I remember vividly my first exposure to Cradle Of Filth, I sat there and laughed because I simply couldn’t believe music could be so.. Read More
Korpiklaani -  Kulkija (Nuclear Blast)

Korpiklaani – Kulkija (Nuclear Blast)

I’m sure the band won’t take it as an insult if I state that people know what to expect from a Korpiklaani album. It’s part of their appeal, a following based around their own unique brand of Folk Metal. And 10 studio albums over a.. Read More
Omnium Gatherum - The Burning Cold (Century Media)

Omnium Gatherum – The Burning Cold (Century Media)

Wow! While I’ve seen Omnium Gatherum a good few times and have a couple of their albums, I did not realise they have been around for 22 years already and that this is their eighth album. Granted, there have been numerous line-up changes over the.. Read More