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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
Leaflet - Outta Door (VR Records)

Leaflet – Outta Door (VR Records)

Leaflet? Really? I mean it’s kinda like calling yourself Junk Mail or Takeaway Menu. Still I thought it made a little sense when the CD declared all but one song was written by singer and guitarist ‘J Leaflet’ even if it seemed unlikely with the.. Read More
Doedsvangr – Satan Ov Suns (Immortal Frost Productions)

Doedsvangr – Satan Ov Suns (Immortal Frost Productions)

Tread carefully for we are about to enter the fields of death! Doedsvangr may well be a new name to us but the unholy triumvirate behind this cult are not. Lead singer of Nordjevel and Svartelder Doedadmiral, has collaborated with Tsjuder sticksman Anti-Christian and Shatraug.. Read More
Lantern – II : Morphosis  (Dark Descent Records)

Lantern – II : Morphosis (Dark Descent Records)

It’s good to hear that Lantern are looking to expand their horizon rather than locking themselves up in a black metal cave. I can get what’s meant by this, as whilst on the face of it, this second offering from the Finns is the dirtiest.. Read More
Anvil Strykez - Stealth Attack (Wolf Force Corporation)

Anvil Strykez – Stealth Attack (Wolf Force Corporation)

I live in a world where ‘synthwave’ appears to be a thing. I’m not sure how this happened; a musical genre seemingly inspired by the soundtracks to 1980s straight to VHS films and other forgotten ‘classics’ (anyone remember the title song for Megaforce by 707?.. Read More
Achiote - Loneliness of Endless Days (V.R. Label)

Achiote – Loneliness of Endless Days (V.R. Label)

OK, I admit it, I looked into the band, saw the words Finland and Melancholic, coupled with the title of the album and did rather leap to conclusions, expecting something along the lines of Sentenced, Charon, To/Die/For or even Amorphis. I didn’t do my homework,.. Read More
Gorephilia – Severed Monolith (Dark Descent Records)

Gorephilia – Severed Monolith (Dark Descent Records)

“Embodiment Of Death” this Finnish band’s debut was a decent slab of old school death metal as five years later we get the follow up which has been well worth the wait as this is a pulverising listen from start to finish. As the gentle.. Read More
Battle Beast – Bringer Of Pain (Nuclear Blast)

Battle Beast – Bringer Of Pain (Nuclear Blast)

Possibly one of the most happening bands in Europe at the moment, Finnish metal horde Battle Beast continue their campaign for world domination in the melodic metal market by unveiling their fourth album some two years after the excellent “Unholy Saviour”. With copious touring escapades.. Read More
Kairon; Irse! – Ruination (Svart)

Kairon; Irse! – Ruination (Svart)

Ever wondered what it might sound like to be catching up on your old Simon & Garfunkel/ Stone Roses / Mercury Rev records, having a warm breeze blowing in your face, while sitting on a carousel going slightly too fast? Accompany that with a slightly.. Read More
Mors Principium Est – Embers of a Dying World (AFM)

Mors Principium Est – Embers of a Dying World (AFM)

If it’s fast and hard and melodic, it must be Mors Principium Est. Finland’s finest must be fed up of being compared with the usual Scandinavian suspects, with some justification I should add, but the fact that they’ve got to their sixth album since “Inhumanity”.. Read More
IC Rex – Tulen Jumalat (Saturnal)

IC Rex – Tulen Jumalat (Saturnal)

Maybe it’s Finland’s precarious position in the geopolitical landscape; maybe it’s the extreme latitude and near perpetual gloom at certain times of the year; or maybe it’s just the weather. Whatever it might be, there’s something that propels Finnish black metal into a league of.. Read More