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Posts tagged "Pagan Metal"
Ereb Altor – Ulfven (Hammerheart)

Ereb Altor – Ulfven (Hammerheart)

To release five albums in five years nowadays is going some, even when it’s your only band, but when you are in two recording units (the main two songwriters of Ereb Altor are also members of Doom band Isole), it shows real commitment to the.. Read More
Obscurity - Streitmacht (Trollzorn)

Obscurity – Streitmacht (Trollzorn)

Of the numerous bands called Obscurity, this is the one from Germany. I suppose the album’s Germanic title is a giveaway on that score. The offer is Battle Metal comprising black, death and Viking elements. It all points to war. “Streitmacht” is fast and hard-hitting.. Read More
Black Messiah - Walls Of Vanaheim (Trollzorn)

Black Messiah – Walls Of Vanaheim (Trollzorn)

Black Messiah are no strangers to the Metal scene and with their seventh studio release this most Nordic of German Metal bands continues it’s epic story with…an epic story! It’s a very involved piece of work all about Odin and his battle against the city.. Read More
Helheim – landawarijaR (Dark Essence)

Helheim – landawarijaR (Dark Essence)

I could not have asked for a better musical companion to the last couple of cold winter weeks and Norse Viking brigade Helheim’s 9th album has been spun on a near daily basis. There’s always plenty of depth about their work and everything is as.. Read More
Sons Of Balaur - Tenebris Deos (Season Of Mist)

Sons Of Balaur – Tenebris Deos (Season Of Mist)

Unless you are part of the pathetic human sheep herd, you will be aware of how this is real black metal, the one true cult that never dies. The musical face of the true believers who work to resurrect our lord, and that Balaur well.. Read More
Equilibrium – Armageddon (Nuclear Blast)

Equilibrium – Armageddon (Nuclear Blast)

With every release it astounds me even more how effortlessly Equilibrium straddle that gap between Pagan/Folk Metal and Melodic Death Metal whilst always staying so unique. Years ago it was a sizeable void between the two styles before Equilibrium bridged it from one side and.. Read More
Timor et Tremor – For Cold Shades (Trollzorn)

Timor et Tremor – For Cold Shades (Trollzorn)

This is the third album release from German black metal band Timor et Tremor. On a personal level, one of the interesting things I picked up on a was that one of the members is part of Burden of Grief, which had me chasing around.. Read More
Interview - Warhorns Festival

Interview – Warhorns Festival

The small but perfectly formed Warhorns festival has become a bit of a highlight over the last few years. Nestled deep in Viking country in Selby, North Yorkshire, a short stone’s throw from historic York/Jorvik, it has a warmth and enthusiasm rare these days and.. Read More
Brymir - Slayer of Gods (Ranka Kustannus)

Brymir – Slayer of Gods (Ranka Kustannus)

There have been 5 years since Brymir released their début album ‘Breathe Fire to the Sun’ and even the band felt this was too long. However this time has given the Finnish sextet plenty of opportunity to whet their sound further and allowing them to.. Read More
Panychida – Haereticalia: The Night Battles (Cursed Records)

Panychida – Haereticalia: The Night Battles (Cursed Records)

Welcome to the latest “memorial service” from Czech Republic brigands Panychida. I remember their last campaign well, 2013 release ‘Grief Of An Idol’ proved to be an enthralling journey of pagan metal complete with themes of ancient death rituals and out of body experiences running.. Read More
Kawir – Father Sun Mother Moon (Iron Bonehead)

Kawir – Father Sun Mother Moon (Iron Bonehead)

Back in the mists of time circa 1994 you may well remember Greek black metal act Kawir releasing a split vinyl with Jap nutters Sigh on our very own and newly reactivated Cacophonous Records label. Both bands have been working hard throughout the years although.. Read More
Himinbjorg – Wyrd (Osmose)

Himinbjorg – Wyrd (Osmose)

After various encounters with Himinbjorg in the past, most of them fleeting, the arrival of Wyrd was a good opportunity for me to get deep down into the French pagan black metal undergrowth, slap on the woad and ready my sword and magic mushrooms. Wyrd.. Read More