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Nerve Saw – Peril (Testimony Records)

For a debut album, Finnish band Nerve Saw (great name), seem to be existing an almost monistic existence from a virtual world perspective with very little in terms of a social media presence. It’s almost as if the band are… Continue Reading →

Ruho – The Devout Thrum (Fallen Temple)

Having given the 6 discs from Fallen Temple a spin and offered them out for review this one sat here for a while without being claimed. Great, as when I went back to it for another play I realised in… Continue Reading →

Ævangelist – Nightmarecatcher (Hell’s Headbangers)

If you’ve missed out on all the drama that has been plaguing Ævangelist, it follows pretty much the same pattern as Batushka – band splits, both parties claim to be the original, blah, blah, blah, no one really cares. On… Continue Reading →

Stråle – Bourbon Souls (FDA Records)

It might come as a surprise to those who frequent the hallowed pages of Ave Noctum to see yours truly doing a review for a band on F.D.A, a renowned Death Metal label. Not least myself. But as the description… Continue Reading →

Faustian Pact – Outojen Tornien Varjoissa (Werewolf Records)

I find the history of Black Metal perhaps the most interesting musical uprising out of any genre. This is a movement that delves into all areas of depravity and destruction. It could even perhaps be described as scary, and yet… Continue Reading →

Marrasmieli – Between Land and Sky (Naturmacht Productions)

When I think of Finnish black metal, I immediately envisage the hordes of primitive sounding, raw, aggressive bands that have been spawned over the years. However, this does not tell the whole tale and there is of course a healthy… Continue Reading →

Goats Of Doom – Tie On Hanen Omilleen (Purity Through Fire)

The Finnish Blasphemous overlords have once again returned and this time with ‘Tie On Hanen Omilleen’, a 7-track blast which will knock you for six from the moment it carves itself open with ‘Mustan Unen Aiti’, to the moment it… Continue Reading →

Serpent Warning – Pagan Fire (Topillo Records)

Their debut was an emerging doom statement, this follow up is “doom-laden Serpentine groove” as stated in the PR material. The immediate improvement from their debut is the vocal delivery of Jimi Lehtijoki, he reminds me very much of Christian… Continue Reading →

Aegrus – In Manus Satanas (Saturnal Records)

A vision of Satanic devotion and a mockery against Christianity is a vision that, over the years, has grown deeper and more holistic with its misanthropic outlook about Satan and Lucifer. These Finns return and proudly present their highly anticipated… Continue Reading →

Insomnium – Heart Like a Grave (Century Media)

Even though Insomnium have been around for 22 years, have released 8 albums and I have watched them several times live, this is the first album of theirs that I’ve listened to in full. And I can quite happily say… Continue Reading →

Vorna – Sateet Palata Saavat (Lifeforce Records)

My experience of Finnish outfit Vorna has been limited to one release in 2013, “Ajastaika”, which I reviewed here back in 2013 and was mightily impressed. For some reason the bands second album passed me by but I will definitely… Continue Reading →

Druadan Forest – Dismal Spells From The Dragonrealm (Werewolf)

So labelling this ‘dungeon synth’, according to the PR, is ‘revisionist ‘ and sells short the man’s work. Well only is you think dungeon synth is something to be sneered at, and I most certainly do not think that. Dungeon… Continue Reading →

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