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Oblivion Gate – Wisdom Of The Grave (ATMF)

Ah Matron Thorn, musically we meet again and so soon after the last Benighted In Sodom album. Between these releases he has also cropped up with new Ævangelist material and these are just a few of many projects he is… Continue Reading →

Hexvessel – Kindred (Svart)

If ever there was a time to take a brief respite from madness and apocalyptic extreme metal it is now and thankfully some relief is at hand. Just over a year after last album ‘All Tree’ Finnish forest folk band… Continue Reading →

Nightwish – Human II Nature (Nuclear Blast)

The release of a new Nightwish album is always a focal point in the Symphonic Metal calendar. Well, they don’t happen very often nowadays do they? Incredibly this is only the second Nightwish studio album to feature fantastic vocal powerhouse… Continue Reading →

Oranssi Pazuzu – Mestarin kynsi (Nuclear Blast)

Oranssi Pazuzu’s unique blend of psychedelia and black metal have earned them critical acclaim over the last 13 years – their name when translated from its native Finnish means orange Pazuzu (Pazuzu being a demon) and could not be more… Continue Reading →

Solothus – Realm Of Ash And Blood (20 Buck Spin)

Finnish doom, eh? Well doom death bordering on the funereal anyway. ‘Father Of Sickness’ crawls out of the blocks like a slightly more animated Unholy with a kind of sense of that first Paradise Lost album in the eerie and… Continue Reading →

Nerve Saw – Peril (Testimony Records)

For a debut album, Finnish band Nerve Saw (great name), seem to be existing an almost monistic existence from a virtual world perspective with very little in terms of a social media presence. It’s almost as if the band are… Continue Reading →

Ruho – The Devout Thrum (Fallen Temple)

Having given the 6 discs from Fallen Temple a spin and offered them out for review this one sat here for a while without being claimed. Great, as when I went back to it for another play I realised in… Continue Reading →

Ævangelist – Nightmarecatcher (Hell’s Headbangers)

If you’ve missed out on all the drama that has been plaguing Ævangelist, it follows pretty much the same pattern as Batushka – band splits, both parties claim to be the original, blah, blah, blah, no one really cares. On… Continue Reading →

Stråle – Bourbon Souls (FDA Records)

It might come as a surprise to those who frequent the hallowed pages of Ave Noctum to see yours truly doing a review for a band on F.D.A, a renowned Death Metal label. Not least myself. But as the description… Continue Reading →

Faustian Pact – Outojen Tornien Varjoissa (Werewolf Records)

I find the history of Black Metal perhaps the most interesting musical uprising out of any genre. This is a movement that delves into all areas of depravity and destruction. It could even perhaps be described as scary, and yet… Continue Reading →

Marrasmieli – Between Land and Sky (Naturmacht Productions)

When I think of Finnish black metal, I immediately envisage the hordes of primitive sounding, raw, aggressive bands that have been spawned over the years. However, this does not tell the whole tale and there is of course a healthy… Continue Reading →

Goats Of Doom – Tie On Hanen Omilleen (Purity Through Fire)

The Finnish Blasphemous overlords have once again returned and this time with ‘Tie On Hanen Omilleen’, a 7-track blast which will knock you for six from the moment it carves itself open with ‘Mustan Unen Aiti’, to the moment it… Continue Reading →

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