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Asphodelia – Welcome Apocalypse (Mighty Music)

This work of dark symphonic metal is Italian band Asphodelia’s first full album release. This surprised me as I heard the opening title track. Confident and powerful to the core, the build up is both symphonic and epic. There’s a… Continue Reading →

The 69 Eyes – Universal Monsters (Nuclear Blast)

Formed back in the tail end of the 80’s, Finish ‘Goth ‘n Rollers’ The 69 Eyes have gained quite a cult following over the years. Mixing the moodiness and atmosphere of dark and gothic with the raw energy and approach… Continue Reading →

The House of Capricorn – Morning Star Rise (Svart)

New Zealand based blackened doom merchants, The House of Capricorn bring an interesting offering to the altar with their occult heavy third full length album. With an ominous feeling that the end is looming, they mix the atmospheric nature of… Continue Reading →

Liv Kristine – Vervain (Napalm)

The work ethic of Liv Kristine seems boundless as this fifth solo album hits the Autumn shelves in the light of her collaboration with Anneke Van Giersbergen and Kari Rueslåtten, the latter of very early 3rd And The Mortal fame,… Continue Reading →

Universal Theory – Mystery Timeline (Metal Hell Records)

The two Spaniards behind “Mystery Timeline” have set out its concept as “the pleasure of searching”. Listening to it, there is a strong sense of personal reflection. Predominantly gothic and shadowy in atmosphere but often melodic in style, the duo… Continue Reading →

Tiamat – The Scarred People (Napalm Records)

As with so many bands of their style and era, Tiamat have gone through a number of incarnations to get to where they are at now creatively. Starting out as a death metal band in the late 80’s and early… Continue Reading →

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