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Immolation, Ragnarok, Monument Of Misanthropy, Embryo – Manchester Rebellion Bar 21/11/19

Looking at this four artist line up one becomes instantly aware of how diverse the whole evening was going to be and indeed that is exactly what we got as the bands went from symphonic death metal to old school… Continue Reading →

Ragnarok – Non Debellicata (Agonia Records)

Named after the cataclysmic final battle in Scandinavian mythology, Ragnarok have consistently been delivering a fitting soundtrack for this version of Armageddon for a quarter of century and are marking this with the release of their ninth album ‘Non Debellicata’…. Continue Reading →

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

My second day of Inferno started with a trip to the Kniven bar at 1430 for Psykopath and Sepulcher who were playing during the afternoon prior to the main festival. I made my way to the venue and descended the… Continue Reading →

Nordjevel – Necrogenesis (Osmose Productions)

It is always nice to find a band during the early days of their career and support them with an air of smugness as the rest of the world (and by that I mean the metal underground!) eventually catches on…. Continue Reading →

Marduk, Ragnarok, Unlight & Azziard – London Dome 25/5/18

There’s been a certain amount of controversy following the English dates of this tour which has seen Polish band Infernal War’s somewhat questionable past catching up with them and them being outed from several shows. This sort of behaviour seems… Continue Reading →

Svarttjern – Dødsskrik (Soulseller)

With so many sub-genres within black metal it is fantastic to hear a band who ignore all trends and send us back 20 years or so with their true black metal annihilation which is what this Norwegian band does with… Continue Reading →

Ragnarok – Psychopathology (Agonia)

In Norse mythology Ragnarok is a concept which has many interpretations, although a common theme is that it represents the ultimate destiny of the Norse gods, including their final battle with the giants resulting in the death of many of… Continue Reading →

Images At Twilight – Kings (Indie)

Achieving a balance between aggression and orchestration in the form of symphonic black metal can be challenging, and even well established bands have struggled at times in their career. “Kings” may be Images at Twilight’s debut album, but it’s fair… Continue Reading →

Arckanum – Fenris Kindir (Season Of Mist)

Drive, determination and a real hunger seem to be the mind-set of trollish overlord Shamaatae these days. After a fairly lengthy period between albums that saw his writing taking over for a decade between 1998 album Kampen and 2008 return… Continue Reading →

Crest Of Darkness – In The Presence Of Death (My Kingdom)

Scary photos and talk of death must have frightened the original reviewer who was meant to be covering this one off, luckily I am made of sterner stuff and it is going to take more than a clan of sinister… Continue Reading →

Wardruna – Runaljod: Yggdrasil (Indie)

It’s interesting how far metal has come since the days of beer, long hair and jeans. I mean, most metal fans have had their guilty pleasures (I’ll resist the urge to list mine here) but in the old days your… Continue Reading →

Quadrivium – Methocha (Soulseller)

Listening to albums like this makes me feel really uncomfortable. It is the awkward moment, when you really have no idea of what to criticize. Although the bands abilities are developed to a maximum, the music seems kind of uninteresting…. Continue Reading →

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