21st September 2021

Temple Of Decay – Last Manifestation Of Life

It’s third time this week that I have to write a few words on some material released by Polish musicians. However, all comparisons with the other bands also stop here for two main reasons; Temple […]
20th September 2021

Brainstorm – Wall of Skulls

For a long time, Brainstorm have been one of the shining names in often static power metal genre and they have done that without ever really breaking outside the rather narrow frames of the genre. […]
20th September 2021

Popiół – Zabobony

The debut from Polish pagan black metallers Popiół (comprising of all ex. or current Thy Worshiper members) has been out for more than two years now, but it is first lately that it landed on […]
15th September 2021

Sunrise – Equilibria

Sunrise is an Ukrainian (Kiev) power-metal quintet created in 2003, where the only member from the early years is singer Laars Naumenko. I must admit that prior to landing of this CD on my doorstep […]
14th September 2021

Telma – Eternal

Greek metal scene has always been rich with metal bands, and now the scene grows further with the arrival of Telma. Telma is a modern and relatively new metal formation from Larissa, Greece. The band […]
10th September 2021

Iron Maiden – Senjutsu

It’s actually quite funny to see that the Blaze Bayley-fronted era of the band, which was so scolded, in many ways still serves as inspiration and even backbone for Iron Maiden’s direction since Bruce Dickinson […]
9th September 2021

Leprous – Aphelion

Less than year ago since their previous album Leprous are ready with the follow up. Thanks to pandemic, perhaps? Regardless releasing album so quickly after a somewhat controversial and certainly fan-dividing release as Pitfalls. In […]
31st August 2021

Superlynx – Electric Temple

Founded in 2013, a Doom/Psych trio Superlynx are Oslo-based band and Electric Temple is their third full-length album, containing 10 tracks. Prior to the release of this new record, the band released their 2016 debut […]
26th August 2021

Stone Cadaver – Memento Mori, Motherfucker

Formed in 2014 in Aarhus, Denmark, Stone Cadaver is a stoner metal trio consisting of Anders Bech Nielsen (guitar & vocals), Stevie Dalla-Zuanna (drums) and Andreas Cadaver (bass, keys & vocals). The band released their […]
25th August 2021

Hell’s Coronation – Ritual Chalice Of Hateful Blood

Extreme metal from Poland, what’s not to like? Hell’s Coronation is black-doom two-piece, founded in 2016 by Coffincrusher and Zepar, formerly known for their work in Deadthorn and Nekkrofukk. In the following couple of years […]
24th August 2021

Electric Haze – Get In Line

Formed in 2014, Electric Haze is a four-piece Swedish band. The band consists of lead vocalist Anton Ekstrom, guitarist Tommy Toya, bassist Andre Ekstrom and drummer Yuppie Anderson. Soon after the formation of the band, […]
12th August 2021

code – Flyblown Prince

<code> are a very unique UK-based black metal quartet originally founded in 1998 as Seasonal Code, and since 2002 under this name. Flyblown Prince is fifth album from this legendary experimental extremists band. Flyblown Prince […]
11th August 2021

Helltrail – Always Shoot Twice

Not just this particular release, but many others too, have suffered from my latest absence. To try to get back on track I’ve picked this short EP from a German (North Rhine-Westphalia) quartet named Helltrail. […]
30th June 2021

Thy Catafalque – Vadak

Looking past black metal genre and its qualities, something exciting occurs when extreme metal (black, doom, death metal) artists venture into unrelated genres. Some artists such as Emptiness, Anathema and Manes have over the years […]
22nd June 2021

Sordide – Les Idées Blanches

Sordide (which means ‘Filthy’ in French, as far as Google Translate tells me) is a Black Metal trio that proved to be somewhat difficult to dig up information about. Not as difficult as, say Istina […]
25th March 2021

Mur – Truth

Mur is a French sextet with a Post-Black Metal/Hardcore mixture in regards to sound, one they have been streamlining and perfecting since the release of their first EP back in 2016. Since that time they […]
22nd March 2021

Wesenwille – II: A Material God

Wesenwille is a Dutch Black Metal duet, one that has been active for the last eight years. Since their inception in the year 2013 they have so far released two Full-length albums – A self-titled […]
16th February 2021

Hyrgal (France)

Hyrgal is a French Atmosperic Black Metal band, formed back in 2007. Recently the band has been building up considerable momentum with no signs of slowing down – Especially after the release of their second […]
9th February 2021

Jours Pâles – Eclosion

A couple of years ago I had the pleasure of reviewing the debut album of French band Asphodèle, an Atmospheric Black Metal band with a penchant for melancholy – As such, they straight off the […]
3rd February 2021

Blurr Thrower – Les Voûtes

Three years after their debut EP, French Atmosperic (as the genre is now called – progression of time is a fickle mistress) Black Metallers are once again ready with another release. This time their first […]
1st February 2021

Wijlen Wij – Coronachs Of The Ω

Wijlen Wij is/was a Belgium-based Funeral Doom Metal quartet founded in the year 2002 and disbanded in 2014. In their twelve years active as a band they managed to release two Full-length albums and a […]
19th January 2021

Les Chants de Nihil – Le Tyran et l’Esthète

Les Chants de Nihil (which is French, roughly translating into ‘The Songs of All or Nothing’ as far as Google tells me) is, as the name suggests a rather interesting concept, both as a band […]
8th January 2021

Hyrgal – Fin de Règne

Hyrgal is a French Black Metal trio, one that I have had the pleasure of reviewing a few times over the years. While they are perhaps not the most active band in the world as […]
18th December 2020

Restless Oblivion – Sands Of Time

Restless Oblivion is a Russian Doom/Gothic Metal band containing five members at present. They have been active as a band since 2009 – In those 11 years they have so far released one Full-length record […]
9th December 2020

Edenian – Rise of the Nephilim

Edenian is a female-fronted Ukranian Gothic/Doom Metal sextet, one that has been active on the global music scene for the last decade, the last eight years of which under their current moniker (originally they performed […]