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Misþyrming – Algleymi (Norma Evangelium Diaboli)

This Icelandic outfit has been making substantial waves in the black metal scene since their immense debut “Söngvar Elds Og Óreiðu” released in 2015. I even caught a brief section of their set at the Inferno Festival in Norway in… Continue Reading →

Inferno Festival Day Four – Oslo Rockefeller and John Dee 21/4/19

The final day of a festival is always bittersweet with a whole day of great bands left, but also knowing that when it is done, it is back to the grind of normal life. However, I was determined to enjoy… Continue Reading →

Carpe Noctem – Vitrun (Code666)

Icelandic black metal outfit, Carpe Noctem deliver their second long player, “Vitrun” five years on from debut release “In Terra Profugus”. Their homeland has proved to be a haven for extreme metal of the highest quality and this disc finds… Continue Reading →

Ecferus – Shamaniacal Essence (Hellthrasher Productions)

Of all the extreme metal genres, black metal is, for me anyway, the only one that carries off the one-man band idea. This US act, under the creative eye of Alp, is exceptionally good and with a slew of EPs… Continue Reading →

Death Fetishist – Clandestine Sacrament (Debemur Morti)

Darkness has become very dark indeed these days. Rarely is that more so than in the work of Ævangelist mastermind Matron Thorn whose black metal has been providing a cutting edge for the scene for some time now – with… Continue Reading →

Toska – S/T (Bindrune / Eihwaz Recordings)

There’s definitely something bubbling away in Iceland at the moment and, for once, it isn’t hot springs or tongue twisting volcanoes; it’s metal of the underground and extreme variety, particularly black metal it seems. Inspired by the works of Polish… Continue Reading →

Zhrine – Unortheta (Season of Mist)

What’s in a name? A lot, apparently. After spending seven years as the not very catchy Gone Postal, the Reykjavík four piece changed their name to Shrine back in 2014, before dropping the ‘S’ to a ‘Z’ in 2015 and… Continue Reading →

Skáphe – Skáphe² (I Voidhanger)

Neill Jameson isn’t the only member of Krieg causing musical chaos in a host of other acts such as Royal Arch Blaspheme, Lithotome etc. His partner in crime Alex Poole is also busy with and relatively new project Skáphe as… Continue Reading →

Naðra – Allir Vegir Till Glötunar (Signal Rex)

After a bit of research, I came across the description of this Icelandic band’s music as “raw black metal art”. Fiery, furious and extreme would be words I would add to capture this debut work. Naðra tear their way through… Continue Reading →

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