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Post Pulse – Halls Of The Damned (Inverse Records)

Post Pulse – Halls Of The Damned (Inverse Records)

This Finnish act has members from a couple of bands that I am not familiar with, namely The Man Eating Tree and Hung, as this project unleashes a debut of epic proportions. The band name may conjure up thoughts of something restrained and lightweight but.. Read More
Selcouth – Heart Is The Star of Chaos (I, Voidhanger Records)

Selcouth – Heart Is The Star of Chaos (I, Voidhanger Records)

Selcouth apparently is an adjective, which means strange, unusual and wondrous. The band, which is a collective of musicians from Finland, France, Spain, Russia and Argentina, most certainly got their name right. What I sensed here was an avant-garde artistic project. That description possibly equates.. Read More
Dö - Astral: Death/Birth (S/R)

Dö – Astral: Death/Birth (S/R)

There are some folks who actually read my reviews I’m told, and if you are one of those rare types, you may well have heard me praising the works of Deaf Hank, Big Dog, and Joe E. Deliverance, three individuals who when they come together.. Read More
The Chant – Approacher (Lifeforce)

The Chant – Approacher (Lifeforce)

We’ve got some gothic-tinged dark melancholic atmospheric rock/metal on our hands here from where else than Finland. As I’ve mentioned before, the pedigree Scandinavia has for the dark and slightly morose is plentiful, as we are all aware, and The Chant are out to add.. Read More
Interview - Kremlin

Interview – Kremlin

“Five-seated spacious craft with an unsteady hyper drive and a hazy transmission equipment” reads Kremlin’s Facebook bio. A sci-fi description of a band whose very sound encapsulates the genre of science fiction; however, it wasn’t always this way for Finnish quintet Kremlin. “Kremlin started up.. Read More
Charnel Winds - Verschränkung (Feuer Publications)

Charnel Winds – Verschränkung (Feuer Publications)

This second album release from Finland’s Charnel Winds provides the opportunity to explore what they call “apocalyptic heterodox black metal”. The patterns are bleak and irregular. In fact the patterns amount to creepy and sinister passages, not to mention torture-laden vocals. The riffs are off-key.. Read More
Legionnaire - Dawn of Genesis (Gates of Hell)

Legionnaire – Dawn of Genesis (Gates of Hell)

This is a debut album from a band from Finland who have been active for some five years now. They play barbaric traditional metal in some quarters, old Swedish metal and NWOBHM in other places. Laden with galloping riffs associated with the NWOBHM scene, musically.. Read More
Nephilim’s Howl – Through The Marrow Of Human Suffering (I, Voidhanger)

Nephilim’s Howl – Through The Marrow Of Human Suffering (I, Voidhanger)

Nephilim’s Howl have been in existence since 2015 and were hatched from the Finnish black metal underground, and now bring to us their first offering, “Through The Marrow Of Human Suffering”, via one of the most inimitable labels, I, Voidhanger. The bands sound, if it.. Read More
Ajattara - Lupaus (Svart)

Ajattara – Lupaus (Svart)

“Finnish black metal band records album in sunny Spain”, could be the headline. Well, something made them angry. Ajatarra start out by tearing at our throats like hungry lions. Unsurprisingly, I sensed a touch of Moonsorrow but really “Saatanen Sinetti” (Satan’s Seal) was punkish, thrashing.. Read More
Barathrum – Fanatiko (Saturnal)

Barathrum – Fanatiko (Saturnal)

Finnish black metal nutters (and I realise that is not a particularly useful descriptor to distinguish one Finnish black metal band from another) Barathrum have some serious catching up to do. This follow up to their last album, 2005’s Anno Aspera: 2003 Years After Bastard’s.. Read More
Altar of Betelgeuze - Among the Ruins (Transcending Obscurity)

Altar of Betelgeuze – Among the Ruins (Transcending Obscurity)

A spot of stoner doom is the order of the day from Finland’s Altar of Betelgeuze, whose second album this is after “Darkness Sustains the Silence” from 2014. This is pretty grainy stuff. Downtrodden riffs with death vocals never make for a happy scene. The.. Read More
Black Magic Six- Choose Death (Svart)

Black Magic Six- Choose Death (Svart)

“Black Magic Six sounds like a Satan´s masterplan, the organs of Stalin and a howl of a Kallio-werewolf – all mixed together.” Or so says the PR. You can see why my interest was peaked!  “Choose Death” is the fourth full length from this heavy accented.. Read More