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Whoredom Rife - NID - Hymner Av Hat (Terratur Possessions)

Whoredom Rife – NID – Hymner Av Hat (Terratur Possessions)

Norwegian black metal is perhaps one of the most infamous genres of music with a seemingly endless catalogue of dubious events that will forever be entwined with the distinctive brand of majestic icy blasts. However, since the infamous early 90s many bands have evolved their.. Read More
Einherjer – Norrøne Spor (Indie)

Einherjer – Norrøne Spor (Indie)

Every student of Viking lore and heavy metal (and they are surely one and the same thing) should be by now be aware of the Einherjer – the myth and the band. The name for the legendary fallen warriors chosen by the Valkyries and taken.. Read More
Misotheist – S/T (Terratur Possessions)

Misotheist – S/T (Terratur Possessions)

Mystifying, enigmatic, furtive and surreptitious could all be aligned when trying to capture the essence of Misotheist from Trondheim, Norway. These Scandinavians aren’t draped in past victories, or a history of elaborate outfits and smoke screens; instead, they have bombarded us with this, their first.. Read More
In The Woods - Cease The Day (Debemur Morti Productions)

In The Woods – Cease The Day (Debemur Morti Productions)

My superlatives surrounding this Norwegian bands previous album “Pure”, which saw them return to the world of progressive experimentalism after a long hibernation in the forest wilderness of which they were very fond of back in the 1990s, were abound with high praise and I.. Read More
Obliteration - Cenotaph Obscure (Indie)

Obliteration – Cenotaph Obscure (Indie)

Norway placed itself upon the metallic map with its infamous Black Metal scene, something which really took Metal to new Extreme heights. Yet beneath all that there is a rich Death Metal scene. Even Darkthrone’s debut Soulside Journey took a Death Metal path, and Varg.. Read More
Flight – A Leap Through Matter (High Roller)

Flight – A Leap Through Matter (High Roller)

Oslo’s Flight, now with a new label, continues with their interpretation of classic 70’s heavy rock. For me there’s a splash of Winterhawk, Ashbury with some progressive elements that figured predominantly in the mid-70’s UK scene. The band has spent a bit more time writing.. Read More
Wardruna - Manchester Albert Hall 21/11/18

Wardruna – Manchester Albert Hall 21/11/18

Wardruna originally formed in 2003 and between 2009 and 2016 released the ‘Runaljod’ trilogy to ever increasing critical acclaim, using traditional Nordic instruments and poetic metres to support whispering voices, chants and choral pieces creating rich musical landscapes. It goes without saying that Wardruna concerts.. Read More
Slegest – Introvert (Dark Essence Records)

Slegest – Introvert (Dark Essence Records)

Since 2010 and over the course of two previous albums, Stig Ese has steered Slegest on their wonderfully idiosyncratic course towards black ‘n’ roll nirvana. As I have mentioned before, Slegest are a genuine hybrid of black and heavy metal from the roots up rather.. Read More
Hank Von Hell – Egomania (Century Media)

Hank Von Hell – Egomania (Century Media)

Mascara was smudged down hairy cheeks in 2010 when Hank Von Hell turned his assless chaps on Turbonegro and headed for the sunset. Fortunately for Turbojugend one of their own, Tony Sylvester ex Dukes of Nothing, stepped up to the mic and the Norwegian nutters.. Read More
Sjukdom - Stridshymner Og Dodssalmer (Osmose)

Sjukdom – Stridshymner Og Dodssalmer (Osmose)

Sjukdom are as barren and bleak as the Norwegian landscape thy hail from. This is the bands second release, ‘Stridshymner Og Dodssalmer’, and is not to be confused with releases by bands with the same moniker from Sweden and USA. The band was born in.. Read More
Sylvaine - Atoms Aligned, Coming Undone (Season of Mist)

Sylvaine – Atoms Aligned, Coming Undone (Season of Mist)

Even the most gnarly metal fan needs an occasional break from relentless aural pummelling and as I get a little older I have found myself exploring some of these avenues with increasing frequency. Norwegian multi-instrumentalist Sylvaine first came to my attention a few years ago.. Read More