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Posts tagged "Sweden"
Skogen - Skuggorna kallar (Nordvis)

Skogen – Skuggorna kallar (Nordvis)

The shadow is calling once more and I have encountered this brand of Nordic Darkness before and having used up translation clichés I best get down to things. It’s been four years since last album ‘I döden’ and this is the 5th from the Swedish.. Read More
Spiral Skies - Blues For A Dying Planet (AOP Records)

Spiral Skies – Blues For A Dying Planet (AOP Records)

It’s been 3 years, but finally following the success of their debut EP “A Queendom To Come”, Swedish Retro-rockers Spiral Skies present their first full-length album. It was certainly well worth the wait as it is a veritable cornucopia of psychedelia, blues, hard rock and.. Read More
Metallica, Kvelertak - Ericsson Globe, Stockholm, Sweden 7/5/18

Metallica, Kvelertak – Ericsson Globe, Stockholm, Sweden 7/5/18

Metallica may not be standard Ave Noctum fare, but it is probably fair to say that they will have crossed paths with just about every metalhead at some point or another. For some they will have simply been a short dalliance when the black album.. Read More
At The Gates - To Drink From The Night Itself (Century Media)

At The Gates – To Drink From The Night Itself (Century Media)

When “At War With Reality” was announced back in 2014, it was made clear that whilst the band may have been simply touring off of their reputation alone and had changed their minds on the whole ‘not hitting the studio’ stance, At The Gates meant.. Read More
Reverorum ib Malacht - Im Ra Distare Summum Soveris Seris Vas innoble (AnnapurnA)

Reverorum ib Malacht – Im Ra Distare Summum Soveris Seris Vas innoble (AnnapurnA)

Why not have a nightmare? That’s what this album seems to be about. This wasn’t unexpected after the Swedish black metal band’s previous album “Ter Agios Numini “ (2017). The sounds are intriguing as well as disturbing. Eeriness prevails. Merciless incantations ring out from cold.. Read More
Lik – Carnage (Metal Blade)

Lik – Carnage (Metal Blade)

It’s good to know that Sweden is maintaining its cultural heritage of rip-roaring death-thrash metal with deep riffs and extravagant melodies. So Lik has come on the scene to blow our minds and rip flesh. “Carnage” is their second album. Starting with “To Kill” and.. Read More
Nekrokraft – Servants (The Sign Records)

Nekrokraft – Servants (The Sign Records)

Swedish black metallers Nekrokraft have just unleashed their first full-length album ‘Servants’…And it’s a mixed bag to be fair. Following on from the 2016 mini-album ‘Will o’ Wisp’, ‘Servants’ is equal parts black/thrash and symphonic metal, that unfortunately fails to fully commit successfully to any.. Read More
QFT – Live In Space (Despotz)

QFT – Live In Space (Despotz)

If you are a fan of Therion chances are you have seen Linnéa Vikström belting out her vocal talents on stage, along with her dad Thomas. If so you have no doubt been impressed with her performance as she certainly holds her own amidst so.. Read More
Bullet – Dust to Gold (SPV / Steamhammer)

Bullet – Dust to Gold (SPV / Steamhammer)

Bullet are a staple of the scene across Europe, their legendary Bullet Bus is something to witness, then the albums keep coming through and live they are some band to watch. Strange though, their last effort I heard, ‘Full Pull’ (I missed ‘Storm of Blades’.. Read More
Interview - Dautha

Interview – Dautha

Swedish doomsters Dautha set the great bell tolling with their demo almost two years ago which was at long last followed with a full release last month. Brethren of the Black Soil fulfilled expectations of an epic doom event as well as including plenty for.. Read More
Hexed – Netherworld (Vicisolum)

Hexed – Netherworld (Vicisolum)

Sweden is a damn fine place for Heavy Metal – it has been for many years. So many Metal bands of so many genres have hailed from it’s musically fertile territories and it’s an absolute pleasure to welcome another one, Hexed, to the World scene... Read More
Hermodr – Midnight Eclipse (Wolfspell)

Hermodr – Midnight Eclipse (Wolfspell)

The midnight hour is one that Rafn the man behind Hermodr is at his most fevered and working up a storm in his musical laboratory. Well that’s the way I look at it as he can’t have enough hours in the day to do everything.. Read More