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Árstíðir lífsins – Saga á tveim tungum II: Eigi fjǫll né firðir (Ván Records)

Árstíðir lífsins is bleakly grandiose pagan metal inspired by skaldic writings of the past. An altogether different league to the hordes of Viking metal bands that have swamped us in the past two or three decades. This is metal as… Continue Reading →

Cadaver – D.G.A.F. (Nuclear Blast)

What, where, when, how, why? Were immediate questions that hit me when this unexpected body bag turned up in my digital review files. A quick look affirmed that yes, this was the correct Cadaver, the Norwegian one, that had arrived,… Continue Reading →

Balmog – Pillars Of Salt (War Anthem Records)

Ah yes, although not reviewing it myself I remember this Spanish trio’s last album ‘Vacvvm’ (2018) well. A spin today to reacquaint myself with it proved just what a potent slice of orthodox blackness it is and the band have… Continue Reading →

Vonülfsrëich – Hyperborëan Hills (Fallen Temple)

I’m often know as a bit of a genre fanatic, it becomes a bit of a joke that I refer to bands or sounds with such specifics. I just can’t help it, it helps me to define everything so much… Continue Reading →

T.O.M.B. – Thin The Veil (Dark Essence)

Not to be confused with the many other tombs littering the metal graveyard this one are based in the US where they were formed over two decades ago. I remember them from previous Candlelight efforts such as Fury Nocturnus released… Continue Reading →

Saligia – Vesaevus (Van Records)

Saligia formed in 2006 but it wasn’t until 2011 that they released their first full length, ‘Sic Transit Gloria Mundi’, previously only laying down demos in an attempt to gain a foothold in the icy barren black metal landscape. The… Continue Reading →

Ploughshare – Tellurian Insurgency (I, Voidhanger)

Not, in fact, a crap swinging site for those in the farming community, Ploughshare are a nasty black / death metal band from Australia and are back hot off the heels of their 2018 debut full-length “In Offal, Salvation”,  and… Continue Reading →

Mayhem, Gaahl’s Wyrd & GosT – London Electric Ballroom 4/11/19

You have to wonder if we would have been here if history had been different, if Varg had not killed Euronymous and Necrobutcher had instead (he was going to you know)? Here we are though, just after the release of… Continue Reading →

Mayhem – Daemon (Century Media)

No background details needed here, apart from the fact perhaps that we now see Mayhem on new label Century Media; they had a good run on Season Of Mist. This is all about the music and not the infamy of… Continue Reading →

1349 – The Infernal Pathway (Season Of Mist)

Finally, Black Metal season! A lot of Black Metal musicians comment upon the atmosphere of a forest or grand landscapes and how they feed into their music. This might seem like a bit of a ludicrous statement to many but… Continue Reading →

Mortem – Ravensvart (Peaceville)

30 years between releases is a long time by anyone’s standards and if you missed Mortem when they released their debut demo tape ‘Slow Death’ in 1989 I am sure you can be forgiven and this tape is very much… Continue Reading →

Blitzkrieg Baby – Homo Sapiens Parasitus (Neuropa Records)

End of the world loony tunes, Blitzkrieg Baby are back with their second album and it ain’t gonna be pleasant in the slightest. If you are an end of days prophet though, this could be your new soundtrack to Armageddon… Continue Reading →

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