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 […]
18th June 2021

Helloween – Helloween

Self-titled album by German power metal legends Helloween is perhaps the most anticipated metal release of 2021. And rightfully so. In order to understand the magnitude of this release we’ll start off by trying to […]
16th June 2021

No Life Code – Maldoror’s Metamorphosis

Maldoror’s Metamorphosis is a debut album by a Spanish black metal duo going under the moniker, No Life Code. The band consists of J. Nefarious (multi-instrumentalist) and M. Berserk (vocalist), noth ‘well-known from Spanish underground […]
12th June 2021

Black Sun Brotherhood – God & Beast

Black Sun Brotherhood are the mighty maniacs hailin from Sarpsborg, Norway. At the end of 2020 this extreme metal band released their full-length debut entitled God & Beast. The album contains 11 tracks of pure, […]
9th June 2021

Traumasphere – Voidcall

Traumasphere is, or should I say was, a death metal band from France. It’s has been formed as a duo between Ivan Sikic (vocals, guitars and bass) and Guillaume (drums and keyboards). After releasing their […]
8th June 2021

Ossuaire – Mortes Fables

Mortes Fables is the last recording of the French band Ossuaire, initially released as a MCD (2010) and now rematerialized on a black tape with sticker and pro cover. What you get on this tape […]
7th June 2021

Åskog – Varþnaþer

Åskog (pronounced as “oah-skoog”) is a newly formed (2020) black metal duo hailing from Vänersborg, Sweden. Varþnaþer is their debut full-length containing eight tracks. Varþnaþer follows their 2020 Demo EP entitled Varg. On this debut […]
1st June 2021

Profanity – Fragments of Solace

Yet our fortunate ears can already lay claim to a flood of top notch techdeath releases. We’ve heard Gojira exploding into our spring with Fortitude, greeted new tracks from Vilthjarta, and Cannibal Corpse have offered […]
27th May 2021

Feradur – Parakosm

I believe most regular readers of our webzine are already familiar with a Feradur band since we’ve also conducted a short interview with the band prior to the release of this new EP. For those […]
25th May 2021

Monster Magnet – A Better Dystopia

Recording cover songs was for decades a rare occasion, but then with rise of digital music platforms and social media it seems that there isn’t a song out there that hasn’t been covered in just […]
25th May 2021

VOLA – Witness

Applause of a Distant Crowd, the sophomore release by Danish prog band VOLA was an impressive display of quality as well as clear direction, something their debut hinted, but didn’t live up to itself. Now […]
25th May 2021

Borgne – Temps Morts

Borgne, the Swiss Industrial Black Metal duo, has previously been on my radar – Most recently back in March of last year where they released ‘Y’. And, upon getting my hands on and giving Temps […]
20th May 2021

Kafirun – The Seed, The Serpent and The Scythe

Canadian collective Kafirun have unleashed a first-rate spring time single for all lovers of black metal. The Sea, The Serpent and the Scythe marks the first hint of what is to come from Their eponymous […]
18th May 2021

Sixgun Renegades – Push

Sixgun Renegades are a four-piece hard rock band from Espoo, Finland. We’ve already presented our readers to their 2018 self-titled debut. Now, the quartet is making a comeback with their sophomore album entitled Push. Push […]
20th January 2015

Sweet & Lynch – Only to Rise

On a paper this alliance between two of 80’s hard rock profiles seems like a good idea, nonetheless because artist whose hay-day was in that era are not as represented among the otherwise huge number […]
1st July 2015

Dawn of a Dark Age – Volume 2: Water

Water is the second concept album released by Dawn of a Dark Age, one that is closely tied in with its predecessor which was entitled Earth. This time, there is a heavy emphasis on the […]
1st August 2015

Paradise Lost – The Plague Within

Most bands dessapear long before they reach a ’30-year mark’. Not so for veritable British doom veterans Paradise Lost. They seem to get better and better for each new release. They’ve had a few relatively […]
4th September 2015

Iron Maiden – The Book of Souls

Few things you need to know about me before you read this review. I’ve been following Iron Maiden for three decades. I think that The X Factor is a phenomenal album. I think that the […]
6th October 2015

Antimatter – The Judas Table

Three years after the release of Fear Of a Unique Identity, Mick Moss & Co. are ready with a follow-up. The 2012 release was not only their best so far, but also one of the […]
19th October 2015

Paramnesia – Paramnesia

I recent times my eyes have begun opening upto the wonders of the French Black Metal scene, which, I discover more and more, is not only a lot bigger than I first anticipated; it is […]
28th November 2015

Days Of Loss – Our Frail Existence

Days Of Loss is a melodic death/thrash metal band from Vienna, Austria. The band was founded already in the mid-90s and have a few very succesfull releases in its discography. The latest arrival is a […]
28th December 2015

Steven Wilson – 4 ½

Less then a year since the release of Hand.Cannot.Erase., album that topped our Top 10 of 2015 list, Steven Wilson is ready with a new release entitled 4 ½, indicating that this release is meant […]
5th January 2016

Grace Disgraced – Enthrallment Traced

Despite having been around since 2004, it was not until 2012 that the band felt ready to release their debut album. And personally, I feel that it was well worth the wait. One the surface, […]
13th February 2016

The Cult – Hidden City

There are bands that follow you through you entire life, the bands, which in a way play a role in defining your life. These aren’t necessarily the greatest and most revolutionary bands, but rather the […]