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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
Opium Warlords – Droner (Svart)

Opium Warlords – Droner (Svart)

Righteo, cards on the table, this is the most difficult albums I’ve ever had to review. Previously, that title belonged to albums that were either by bands I really liked but who had managed to give birth to a musical turkey, or cases where I.. Read More
Hallatar - No Stars Upon The Bridge (Svart)

Hallatar – No Stars Upon The Bridge (Svart)

After the tragic death of Aleah Starbridge on the 18th of April 2016 and the posthumous release of the Trees of Eternity début in November that year, guitarist Juha Raivio was left with the writings, lyrics, and poems of his beloved to keep safe. As.. Read More
Mausoleum Gate – Into A Dark Divinity (Cruz de la Sur Music)

Mausoleum Gate – Into A Dark Divinity (Cruz de la Sur Music)

I really quite enjoyed Mausoleum Gate’s 2014 self-titled debut – it was a spirited serving of 70s-inspired ‘proto metal’ with enough of a whiff of hammer horror ghoulishness and deftness of songwriting touch to elevate it above much of the pack. No mean feat these.. Read More
Verge – The Process of Self-Becoming (I, Voidhanger Records)

Verge – The Process of Self-Becoming (I, Voidhanger Records)

Ferocious and meditative are not two words I’d associate with each other, but these are the words used to describe this third album by Finnish black metal band Verge. This seven track work is divided into three sections: Aesthetic, Moral and Religious. “A clown in.. Read More