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Shadowflag – In Asylum Requiem (Clobber Records)

As the COVID-19 lockdown begins to ease, I find myself wondering what will be the state of our beloved extreme music underground during the coming weeks and months. Will bands have managed to find a way through, will the live… Continue Reading →

Zimogroz – Old Mystic Lore (Geenger Records)

Hurtling into the melodic black metal sub-genre this fairly new Croatian act has penned a debut album that harks back to the origins of the genre but enhances all their songs with a quirkiness and atmosphere that few are able… Continue Reading →

Cadaver – D.G.A.F. (Nuclear Blast)

What, where, when, how, why? Were immediate questions that hit me when this unexpected body bag turned up in my digital review files. A quick look affirmed that yes, this was the correct Cadaver, the Norwegian one, that had arrived,… Continue Reading →

Mystagos – Azoth (Black Seed Productions)

At the helm of this Spanish black metal project is Heolstor who has his creative fingers in other projects. Prior to becoming Mystagos this project was called Chains Ov Beleth for about a decade before changing name. Black metal itself… Continue Reading →

1349 – The Infernal Pathway (Season Of Mist)

Finally, Black Metal season! A lot of Black Metal musicians comment upon the atmosphere of a forest or grand landscapes and how they feed into their music. This might seem like a bit of a ludicrous statement to many but… Continue Reading →

Dold Vorde Ens Navn – Gjengangere I Hjertets Mørke (SoulSeller Records)

Given the legacy, it is not surprising that Norway continues to spawn seemingly endless black metal bands but after 30 years or so, it is increasingly difficult to find anything that sounds fresh within the genre, with many content to… Continue Reading →

Void – Jettatura (Ladlo Productions)

If you are gonna thrash do it blackly said someone very sensibly once, or perhaps it was just me. That’s the way I like it though baby and a good dose of black n’ roll always hits the mark and… Continue Reading →

Sinsaenum – Repulsion for Humanity (earMUSIC)

Sinsaenum is the brain child of Dragonforce bassist, Frederic Leclercq, who back in 2010 formulated some ideas to create a death metal beast. These ideas weren’t cemented into the metal worlds foundations until 2016, when Stephane Buriez, of Loudblast, and… Continue Reading →

Phantom – Death Epic (I, Voidhanger)

For fans of Rotting Christ, Dimmu Borgir, Satyricon and Morgul, it says. This is the Danish band’s second album release. Leaving aside those comparisons, what I heard was a gothic-orientated doom-death chamber of horrors. The clue is in the titles:… Continue Reading →

Acârash – In Chaos Becrowned (Dark Essence Records)

“For fans of Rotting Christ, Darkthrone, Satyricon, Khold” reads the press release that accompanies ‘In Chaos Becrowned’, the debut album from Norwegian occult act Acârash. Maybe…but it does become somewhat clear as you listen to this album, that this band… 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 →

Inferno Festival 2018 – Day 3, Oslo Norway 31/3/18

Saturday began with a lie in and a late breakfast before exploring Oslo a little more with a few beers along the way before returning to the hotel for the metal auction. As usual, this was hosted by Tore Bratseth… Continue Reading →

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