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Eternity – To Become the Great Beast (Soulseller)

This band is a bit of who’s who in Norwegian black metal, providing an instant interest and attraction. The people in question are the band creator Evighet, who is supported in this collection of destruction by Blasphemer of Mayhem and… Continue Reading →

Vingulmork – Avgrunn (Crime Records)

Power, hostility, groove, technicality, venom, the adjectives could keep spilling out in relation to this latest EP release, Avgrunn, by aggressive blackened Norwegians Vingulmork. The release clocks in at just over 20 minutes and doesn’t relent throughout the four crushing… Continue Reading →

Dimmu Borgir – Eonian (Nuclear Blast)

Well now, this is going to be divisive. What does black metal even mean anymore? In 1982 it meant you wore as much studded leather as you could, had basic punky riffs, sung about Satan (and being teacher’s pet) stuck… Continue Reading →

Susperia – The Lyricist (Agonia Records)

Susperia are back and they have commandeered the vocal talents of Bernt ‘Dagon’ Fjellestad to help deliver this latest offering ‘The Lyricist’ The origins of Susperia date back to 1988 when the then drummer with Dimmu Borgir, Tjodalv, got together… Continue Reading →

Nihilistinen Barbaarisuus – Madness Incarnate (Symbol of Domination Productions)

The experienced black metal band behind this 20 minute EP are from USA with, as the name suggests, a Finnish influence. Apparently in their early days raw atmospheric aggression was the basis of their sound, but judging by “Traversing the… Continue Reading →

Torc – Tóny Annwnu (Murderous Music Production)

Feeling like a limb has been cut off and you have been thrown to the wolves to defend for yourself? Well that’s certainly the political climate in the UK at the moment for many. Not that this should have anything… Continue Reading →

Narbeleth – Through Blackness and Remote Places (Folter)

“Black metal bands from Cuba are rare”. I’d certainly agree with that statement. “Through Blackness, And Remote Places”, which to my discredit I initially misread as “Through Bracknell, and Remote Places”, is the band’s third album and there’s a swagger… Continue Reading →

Uhriristi – Haudankylmä (Mortis Humanae)

So the band name means Sacrificial Cross and the album title Cold Grave; ten out of ten if you have recognised that this band are Finnish from this (unless you are Finnish of course). Yes this is a pretty frosty… Continue Reading →

Hegerøth – Three Emperors’ Triangle (S/R)

I made the statement after listening to Hegerøth’s 2012 ep “Spectral Fear” that I wanted to hear more. Here it is. The title refers to a place in Silesia where the Russian, Austro-Hungarian and German empires once converged. When I… Continue Reading →

Ethereal – Opus Aethereum (Candlelight)

Blink and no doubt you would have missed the first couple of Ethereal EP’s, the first of which ‘Hell’s Divine Existence’ came out as early as 2005. It was only much more recently that the Liverpool based act caught proper… Continue Reading →

Forgery – With These Fists (Battlegod Productions)

‘With These Fists’ is the second full length album by this Norwegian quartet who formed in 1990 and reformed in 2002 after a hiatus. While their roots are most definitely in thrash, there’s plenty of down tuned groove in there… Continue Reading →

Vorna – Ajastaika (Inverse Records)

Yes this is Vorna, not Horna in case you thought I’d got something wrong and this act has been around since about 2008 and released a trio of demos culminating in this debut album of melodic black metal and proudly… Continue Reading →

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