10th November 2022

Houle – Houle

Houle is a French Melodic Black Metal quintet founded at an unspecified date sometime last year. In their own words, the inspiration behind the band is the ‘grandeur of the ocean’, marking them as a […]
9th November 2022

Blodhemn – Sverger Hemn

Blodhemn (means something like ‘vengeance in blood’) is one-man black metal act, a project from Norwegian multi-instrumentalist Invisus. Blodhemn saw the light of night in 2004, and he’s been working tirelessly to further the sound […]
4th November 2022

Dead Cross – II

Five years have passed since the blistering self-titled debut album by Dead Cross – a supergroup consisting of Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle), Dave Lombardo (Testament, Suicidal Tendencies, ex-Slayer), Michael Crain (Retox) and […]
2nd November 2022

Belarus Beaver – Symphony of Fallen Trees

16 tracks of extreme metal, released on a Grind To Death Records, a Malmö- (Sweden) located label. Belarus Beaver are also from Sweden, consisting of a duo named; LG Lantz Graffman (vocals, samples) and David […]
26th October 2022

Midas – Midas

Founded in 2018 Midas are a heavy metal band from Detroit City, USA. A quartet released their self-titled debut E.P. earlier in 2022. It comes after 2020 Demo Tapes. Midas E.P. consists of eight tracks […]
25th October 2022

Symphonity – Marco Polo: The Metal Soundtrack

Attention please; this year’s top symphonic metal release could very well be found here. Symphonity is the brainchild of Czech guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Libor Křivák, assembled in 2006. Marco Polo: The Metal Soundtrack cames as […]
20th October 2022

Spell – Tragic Magic

Couple of years ago Spell released Opulent Decay, which saw them dig noticeably deeper into the elements that gave their 70’s inspired psych rock the edge and differentiated them from most other bands inspired by […]
17th October 2022

The Damnnation – Way Of Perdition

The Damnnation is all-female death metal trio from São Paulo, Brazil. The band comprise vocalist and guitarist Renata Petrelli, bassist Aline Dutchi and drummer Luana Diniz. In 2020 they dropped a four-tracker EP entitled Parasite. […]
14th October 2022

Skid Row – The Gang’s All Here

Time flies. A cliché. A fact. Not only has it been well over three decades since Skid Row released their self-titled debut, but eight years have passed since their previous release, which was an EP […]
12th October 2022

ACOD– Fourth Reign Over Opacities And Beyond

ACOD is a French Blackened Death Metal trio with a strong spiritual (albeit not quite primal) approach to their music. They have been honing said music since the middle of the two thousands, having released […]
11th October 2022

Knight and Gallow – For Honor and Bloodshed

First I have to apologise for this rather late review, released in spring this year, but just yesterday found in my drawer. So, Knight and Gallow are a traditional Heavy/Epic/Power metal band from Sacramento, California. […]
7th October 2022

Acédia – Fracture

Acédia is a Canada-based Black Metal trio with a grand total of eleven years as a band behind them. In those eleven years they have released three Full-length albums, the newest of which said to […]
7th October 2022

The Cult – Under the Midnight Sun

Following the break-up after their most underrated album, the self-titled 1994 release, The Cult attempted a return by teaming up with Sonic Temple producer Bob Rock as well as drummer Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses and Velvet […]
7th October 2022

Queensrÿche – Digital Noise Alliance

These days Queensrÿche features only two original band members: guitarist Michael Wilton and bassist Eddie Jackson. But truth be told it has been like that for five years already, ever since band’s drummer Scott Rockenfield […]
21st September 2022

Hexenaltar – Tormented Possession

Hailing from Poland, Hexenaltar is the new plague to hit the world. Earlier this year, the band released their debut EP entitled Tormented Possesion. It contains five tracks (an Intro and four regular tracks) of […]
19th May 2022

Dèhá – Decadanse

One thing that is certain when a new Dèhá release drop in through your mail box is that you are never quite sure what it is you are receiving. Since the Belgium-based musician first started […]
12th May 2022

Wesenwille – I + Live At Roadburn

I + Live At Roadburn is a rather unique, but honestly quite logical, approach to a live album – Instead of merely releasing an album with effectively the soundtrack found at any given festival or […]
30th April 2022

Rise To The Sky – Every Day, A Funeral

Rise To The Sky is one of those pleasant surprises that pops up every now and again – A band just up my alley that is well-established, talented, with a clear concept and overall approach […]
29th April 2022

Au-Dessus – Mend

Au-Dessus, the Lithuanian Post-Black metal quartet is a band that I am always getting one of my, by now, numerous eyes on. Granted, they are not the most productive of artists as far as amounts […]
22nd February 2022

Archvile King – À La Ruine

Archvile King represents numerous approaches and clichés to the music I like, which is no doubt why I have taken quite a liking to the band: It is a solo act, with one very talented […]
7th February 2022

Lunar Tombfields – The Eternal Harvest

Lunar Tombfields, on paper, is already shaping up to being a very interesting band. The name of the band, Lunar Tombfields, is taken from a song found on the critically acclaimed first EP of German […]
18th January 2022

Pensées Nocturnes – Douce Fange

Pensées Nocturnes is a French Avantgarde Black Metal band that has crossed my path twice in the past – And since my memory is not what it used to be, I cheated a little bit […]
6th January 2022

Cepheide – Les Échappèes

Cepheide is a French one-man band that I have had the pleasure of following nearly since its inception back in 2013 in Paris – I missed the debut Demo, but managed to get my hands […]
28th December 2021

Corpus Diavolis – Apocatastase

Corpus Diavolis is a French Black/Death Metal fusion who can trace their origins as far back as the year 2008 – Since their inception they have released a grand total of seven records, of which […]
20th December 2021

Adoperta Tenebris – Oblivion: the Forthcoming Ends

Adoperta Tenebris is a relatively discreet band, as far as the overall internet is concerned. From what I have been able to gleam so far, the following is of note: For one, we are dealing […]
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