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and Oceans – Cosmic World Mother (Season of Mist)

…and Oceans have always been an interesting band, transforming their sound from symphonic black metal to a more electronic industrialised style. When I saw this, it occurred to me that I hadn’t heard of them for ages. There was an… Continue Reading →

KHÔRA – Timaeus (Soulseller Records)

While this may not be as amusing as I’m making it out to be, I think this album is ahead of the curve. This is not just because it was recorded between 2017 and 2019, but… Drums and guitars were… Continue Reading →

Cemican – In Ohtli Teoyohtica In Miquiztli (M Theory Audio)

Ancient civilisations such as Mayans and Incas are fertile breeding ground for bands to explore and do something a bit different musically incorporating both traditional sounding elements and narrative into their music. Unsurprisingly there are no shortage of Aztecs either… Continue Reading →

Dispyt – Livsglädje (Elitbolaget)

Dis pyt, dat pyt, any pyt this lot play near is likely to result in a neck wrecked and a pile of bodies on the floor. Puns aside this is serious and full on crust punk from Finland and although… Continue Reading →

Byrdi – Ansur : Urkraft (Troll Music)

Raise your horns, light the camp fire and blend with nature! If you like traditional songs in Norwegian, Byrdi is your world. Folk-tribal drums, acoustic guitars and epic vocals emitted with crystal clarity covers it but this is far too… Continue Reading →

Wormwood – Ghostlands: Wounds From A Bleeding Earth (Non Serviam)

Revelations gets all apocalyptic with Wormwood in the bible, it’s a catastrophic star heralding plagues. It may also remind you of similar calamitous times spent in the aftermath of absinthe binges and the next morning feeling like you have indeed… Continue Reading →

Skiltron – Legacy Of Blood (Trollzorn)

What a fantastic form of music Metal is! Come on – Tell me another form of music other than Metal where an Argentinian band can morph together a German band (Running Wild), a British band (Skyclad), a Finnish band (Finntroll)… Continue Reading →

Finsterforst – YOLO (Napalm)

When is a covers EP not a covers EP? When it’s two EPs really stretching over forty minutes and without a Moonsorrow epic in sight. One part is original songs, one of ‘pop’ covers (half of which I’ve never even… Continue Reading →

Moonsorrow – Jumalten Aika (Century Media)

Let me start by being completely upfront. This is Moonsorrow’s best album for more than a decade. Perhaps even one of their best yet. It’s a melting pot of all that has gone before and if you’re not hooked in… Continue Reading →

Varg – Rotkäppchen (Napalm)

This release has been designated as an EP but clocks in at 48 minutes and is the first release by this German band in three years. Decked out in red and black paint for their promo shots they have crafted… Continue Reading →

Shape of Despair – Monotony Fields (Season of Mist)

Funeral doom, from the outside at least, sometimes feels like it must be on the verge of dying out thanks to a conceptual gene pool that makes UKIP policy look broad minded. As a sub-genre within a sub-genre, its sheer… Continue Reading →

Korpiklaani – Noita (Nuclear Blast)

Finnish folk boozers Korpiklaani started out in 1993 under the name of ‘Shamaani Duo’ then later as ‘Shaman’ however this name was also that of a Brazilian metal band so they changed It again to ‘Korpiklaani’ meaning “Clan of the… Continue Reading →

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