Review BEZWERING ‘Dodenkroning’

Bezwering are one of the more recent black metal bands from The Netherlands. Formed in 2018, the guys have delivered their debut album in 2020 with 'Aan de wormen overgelvered' (engl. 'Surrendered to the Worms') and here comes the not at all pre-Christmas sound of 'Dodenkroning' (engl. 'Crowning of the Dead'). The quintet from Gelderland... Continue Reading →

Review KARG ‘Resignation’

Karg are from Austria, more precisely from the Salzburg region and is the brainchild of V. Wahntraum, who some of you surely know as J.J. from Harakiri For The Sky. However, the multi-instrumentalist started with Karg in 2006 before Harakiri For The Sky joined in 2011. Karg make themselves scarce as far as live shows... Continue Reading →

Review BLACK ANVIL ‘Regenesis’

New York is a melting pot in the broadest sense of the word and this also applies without exception to rock and metal. The Ramones, Anthrax, Suffocation and Type O Negative … they all have/had their home base on the American East Coast. And what about black metal? Well, also here New York has something... Continue Reading →

Review TOADEATER ‘Bexadde’

Toadeater haile from Osnabrück, Germany and operate since 2014. B., S. and M. brought with 'Codex' a debut album to the record stores. That was in 2019 and it followed in 2020 with 'Bit to ewigen daogen' a sophomore album. Now it's time to establish the position with the third album and it can be... Continue Reading →

Live report W:O:A 2022 – August 5th, 2022

There have been a few rain showers overnight and it is also noticeably chillier in Germany's smallest/biggest heavy metal community. After the last little rain showers have disappeared, and with them, temporarily, the dust of the previous days, everyone is prepared for day three, which holds another highlight with Iowa's metal export number one, Slipknot.... Continue Reading →

Review PERISH ‘The Decline’

"Less is more", this is how one could describe the debut album of Perish. Each of the six songs of the album ends on 'less' and also concerning the harsh black metal the focus is on diabolic hardness instead of escalating passages. If you have been wondering since the end of Misery Speaks if Janosch... Continue Reading →

Review KHOLD ‘Svartsyn’

Black is the new black. That's how you could describe Khold's new album 'Svartsyn'. It was at the beginning of the new millennium when Khold started releasing albums. This also happened with some regularity until 2008 ('Hnudre År Gammal'). But then it took until 2014, the year when Khold released 'Til Endes', their sixth album.... Continue Reading →

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