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Byrdi – Ansur : Urkraft (Troll Music)

Byrdi – Ansur : Urkraft (Troll Music)

Raise your horns, light the camp fire and blend with nature! If you like traditional songs in Norwegian, Byrdi is your world. Folk-tribal drums, acoustic guitars and epic vocals emitted with crystal clarity covers it but this is far too mundane a description. From the.. Read More
Replacire - Do Not Deviate (Season Of Mist)

Replacire – Do Not Deviate (Season Of Mist)

Bringing a hybrid of progressive and technical death metal with copious amounts of fusion elements to it, Boston based Replacire are one of a multitude of bands out there who for, the next wave of technical based metal. Following up their 2012 debut “The Human.. Read More
Exocrine – Ascension (Great Dane Records)

Exocrine – Ascension (Great Dane Records)

Exocrine’s debut album “Unreal Existence” was an intense no holds barred technically progressive metal affair, so it was good to learn that this quartet from Bordeaux have followed it up with another one. The band announce their intention without delay with the highly technical brutal.. Read More
Glare Of The Sun - Soil (Lifeforce)

Glare Of The Sun – Soil (Lifeforce)

Glare Of The Sun are an interesting and relatively new band. Formed in 2013, the five members hail from Germany and Austria with experience coming via several other groups including Zombie Inc. and Microtonner. “Soil” is their debut and marks an alternative twist on the.. Read More
Arcade Messiah – III (Stereohead Records)

Arcade Messiah – III (Stereohead Records)

I’ve been following the progress of John Bassett for a while now, first through a couple of releases from his Hastings-based band King Bathmat, then there was a solo album and now a third album from Arcade Messiah. What is always guaranteed is John puts.. Read More
Abduction – Une Ombre Régit les Ombres (Finisterian Dead End)

Abduction – Une Ombre Régit les Ombres (Finisterian Dead End)

“Autumnal black metal” is the designation given to this work by French band Abduction. I guess that means the array of colours, shorter days turning into longer nights, wind, storms and the spirit of the album’s title which translates as “A Shadow Rules the Shadows”... Read More
Insomnium – Winter’s Gate (Century Media)

Insomnium – Winter’s Gate (Century Media)

It seems like Finnish band Insomnium have been going from strength to strength recently. The last couple of times I have seen them, they have pulled in a crowd that has had the venue bulging at the seams and received jubilant conquering applause for their.. Read More
Anciients – Voice of the Void (Season Of Mist)

Anciients – Voice of the Void (Season Of Mist)

Over three years ago I first became aware of Vancouver’s own Anciients by virtue of reading the review of ‘Heart of Oak’ on the very site your are currently viewing (check Ave Noctum passim), and in the intervening three years the band has undoubtedly been.. Read More
Haar / Ur Draugr split (ATMF)

Haar / Ur Draugr split (ATMF)

This is an interesting split album, comprising three tracks from Scotland’s Haar and the Australian black metal band Ur Draugr. This comes on the back of 2015 album releases by both bands. I didn’t know either band before this, but after reading beforehand about Haar,.. Read More
Opeth – Sorceress (Nuclear Blast)

Opeth – Sorceress (Nuclear Blast)

Here’s a band which needs no introduction. Suffice to say that this is their twelfth album, and it was recorded in Wales. Mr Åkerfeldt seems pretty happy with it, describing it as “fresh and old, both progressive and rehashed, heavy and calm”. What is not.. Read More
Usurpress - The Regal Tribe (Agonia)

Usurpress – The Regal Tribe (Agonia)

Right of the bat I have to say this came as a massive surprise. I had heard of Usurpress but not actually heard them. I had been led to believe that they are a crusty Old School Swedish Death metal band, and apparently they once.. Read More