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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
Shining, Taake and Slegest – London Underworld 4/12/16

Shining, Taake and Slegest – London Underworld 4/12/16

Although not a great idea slating some of our potential readership it has to be said that some so called “extreme music fans” are whiny ass bitches with a massive sense of self-entitlement and tonight just proved this. Firstly it shouldn’t have been any real.. Read More
Black Hole Generator - A Requiem For Terra (Dark Essence)

Black Hole Generator – A Requiem For Terra (Dark Essence)

As I write this it looks as though the ‘American people’ have elected a president. After staring in abject disbelief at their ‘choice’ the black, stripped, hopeless sound of the title and title track here are an appropriate soundscape to slash open your soul to... Read More
Heimdalls Wacht – Geisterseher (Trollzorn)

Heimdalls Wacht – Geisterseher (Trollzorn)

Thank god – and by that I mean the guardian of Bifrost himself – that Heimdalls Wacht has returned. Last year’s full-length was all over the place – bloated, too reliant on the clichés of the genre and too long for the quality of the.. Read More
True Black Dawn - Come The Colorless Dawn (World Terror Committee Productions)

True Black Dawn – Come The Colorless Dawn (World Terror Committee Productions)

It appears this Finnish black metal act has had to add the word true to their name due to some other band called Black Dawn that threatened legal action which is completely retarded. Still Mayhem added true to their name with no ill effects I.. Read More
Sulphur – Omens of Doom (Dark Essence)

Sulphur – Omens of Doom (Dark Essence)

With band members from Gorgoroth, Enslaved, Aeternus and Vulture Industries, and with further connections in the productions and mastering to Taake and Audrey Horne, this album is like Norwegian statement. There’s the added mystery of the band not having released anything since their second album.. Read More
Urgehal – Aeons in Sodom (Season of Mist)

Urgehal – Aeons in Sodom (Season of Mist)

Anyone who thought black metal legends Urgehal would dream of serving up half measures on their final album need only look at the guest list. Like a Who’s Who of Norwegian black metal, the list includes Darkthrone’s Nocturno Culto, Hoest from Taake, Carpathian Forest’s Nattefrost.. Read More
Sacrificium Carmen – Ikuisen Tulen Kammiossa (Saturnal)

Sacrificium Carmen – Ikuisen Tulen Kammiossa (Saturnal)

  There is a place far in the North which carries the torch for a particularly ‘orrible, murderous and plain old Satanic brand of black metal. Finland is a place where the obsidian heart of 1990s black metal scene still burns with its freezing touch.. Read More
Taake, The 3rd Attempt, Orkan and Dominanz – London Underworld 9/10/15

Taake, The 3rd Attempt, Orkan and Dominanz – London Underworld 9/10/15

Some call it Rocktober, I call it silly season. Apart from this sterling show London also has Ufomammut playing with Jex Thoth and Cruachan with Ereb Altor on tonight. Doubtless there are others on elsewhere too. Tough choices but short of having Jex and Hoest.. Read More
VI – De Praestigiis Angelorum (Agonia)

VI – De Praestigiis Angelorum (Agonia)

Black metal has a cold, pernicious heart and, if my blood soaked ears and ruptured brain cells are anything to go by, I may just have strayed too close to its beating core. Imagine Aosoth on speed – three of its current and former members.. Read More
Orkan – Livlaus (Dark Essence)

Orkan – Livlaus (Dark Essence)

Even on a summer’s day, the bleak and cold landscape of “Fanden på Veggen” (Devil on the Wall), which opens this album sears through any suggestion of warmth or comfort. My immediate reaction was “Taake” and sure enough, this is a Norwegian collective with connections.. Read More
Furia – Nocel (Pagan Records)

Furia – Nocel (Pagan Records)

When reviewing Dayal Patterson’s The Cult Never Dies Volume 1 recently I commented about the fact that there were quite a few of the original Polish black metal bands that I had not really heard. This band Furia although only having been around since 2003.. Read More