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Antzaat - The Black Hand Of The Father (Immortal Frost)

Antzaat – The Black Hand Of The Father (Immortal Frost)

Antzaat are something of an Enigma with limited information available about them giving an air of mystery, further compounded by their promo photos with hoods up and faces obscured. However, what I do know is that this Belgian quartet have delivered a stunning debut EP.. Read More
Hands of Orlac / The Wandering Midget - Split (Cruz Del Sur)

Hands of Orlac / The Wandering Midget – Split (Cruz Del Sur)

I don’t know if there’s some cryptic message here that only truly makes sense when you’re seriously stoned, but something feels so fitting about the collaboration between The Wandering Midget and Hands of Orlac as if the two, albeit imaginary and abstract characters, might have.. Read More
Riivaus - Lyöden Taudein Ja Kirouksin (Wolfspell Records)

Riivaus – Lyöden Taudein Ja Kirouksin (Wolfspell Records)

Finnish black metal is in a rude state of health at the moment with bands such as Horna, Sargeist, Archgoat, Baptism and several others all being on permanent rotation for me….. I will now be adding Riivaus to that list. Prior to receiving this for.. 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
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
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
The Blackwood Gathering - Fell Foot Wood, Cumbria 7-8/10/16

The Blackwood Gathering – Fell Foot Wood, Cumbria 7-8/10/16

It’s fair to say that The Blackwood Gathering is not your average UK metal festival. Forget mainstream metal for the masses, dodgy burger vans and over priced watered down beer. This is how a music festival should be…. The Blackwood Gathering is set in the.. Read More
Baptism - V: The Devil’s Fire (Season of Mist)

Baptism – V: The Devil’s Fire (Season of Mist)

I have witnessed Baptism’s live ritual twice, both times in Norway amongst a rabid crowd, and have been blown away on both occasions by their ferocity and precision. To say that I was looking forward to this release, their first on Season of Mist, is.. Read More
Behexen – The Poisonous Path (Debemur Morti)

Behexen – The Poisonous Path (Debemur Morti)

Back in 2008, Finnish black metallers Behexen stood somewhat at a musical crossroads. Having released their 3rd record (and some might say “breakthrough” album) ‘My Soul For His Glory’, it was evident that the band had taken the blasting fury and crusty elements of their.. Read More
Horna - Hengen Tulet (World Terror Committee)

Horna – Hengen Tulet (World Terror Committee)

Possibly one of the most unsung heroes of the black metal scene worldwide Finland’s Horna has an envious release rate not only in terms of quantity but also quality for over 20 years. This is the bands ninth full length release all of which are.. Read More
Alfahanne - Blod Eld Alfa (Dark Essence)

Alfahanne – Blod Eld Alfa (Dark Essence)

This rag-tag-bag of Swedes pretty much came out of nowhere delivering their storming first album ‘Alfapokalypse’ onto the scene and giving it a real kick up the arse in the process back in early 2014. It’s an album that still gets plenty of plays around.. Read More
Luciferian Rites – When The Light Dies (Moribund)

Luciferian Rites – When The Light Dies (Moribund)

There’s something undeniably uplifting about those teeth-jarring riffs that Luciferian Rites have managed to put together on When The Light Dies. They are constant, bleak, ever evolving and very much in the classic vein of black metal. Which might mean they sound a little overly.. Read More