Review SETH ‘La Morsure du Christ’

Now, my French isn't the very best I have to admit and even with this little limitation, the new album from French black metal veterans Seth knows how to shine in darkness. Seth started at a time when black metal had a growing momentum. It was in 1996 when a demo called 'Apocalyptic Desires' has... Continue Reading →

EMPEROR announce official livestream event ‘A Night of Emperial Wrath 2021’

2021 marks 30 years since the formation of extreme metal pioneers, Emperor. Formed in 1991, their game-changing debut In The Nightside Eclipse (1995) set the template for symphonic, bombastic, melodic black metal, whilst their follow-up record, Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk (1997) became an instant hit. Emperor were a force to be reckoned with as underground, experimental and extreme forms... Continue Reading →

CD review NIHT ‘Arcanum’

Sometimes information sheets provide a lot of information about band and album creation process. When it comes to Niht, the information is rather limited. What we know for sure is that ‘Arcanum’ is the second longplayer, forged by the German/Austrian band. A look on the tracklist shows that Niht doesn’t laser in on the colorful... Continue Reading →

AKVAN and the ‘Two Centuries of Silence’

Akvan is a one man black metal project hailing from Iran. The multi-instrumental musician recorded a 4-track EP which was released in 2020, called 'Two Centuries of Silence'. Now it's Subsound Records that is releasing the EP in a limited vinyl format (red (100 copies) and black (200 copies)). Akvan's music is quite interesting since... Continue Reading →

CD review MORK ‘Katedralen’

Mork has its beginning in 2004 and is the brainchild of Thomas Eriksen. It started as a side-project which also explains the relatively belated debut album. 'Isebakken' saw the light of day in 2013 and was a kind of a kickstart for more. More albums followed, of which 'Det Svart Juv' in 2019 was the... Continue Reading →

CD review SCOUR ‘Black’

‘Grey’ turns into ‘Red’ turns into ‘Black’, at least following the releases from extreme metal suppliers Scour. The band, featuring Phil Anselmo, John Jarvis, Derek Engemann, Mark Kloeppel and Adam Jarvis, had its foundation year in 2015 and it was an EP called ‘Grey’ that hit the shelves in 2016. With ‘Black’ the third EP... Continue Reading →

CD review AUÐN ‘Vökudraumsins fangi’

To call AUÐN the Sólstafir of black metal is a bit too far-fetched. Nevertheless, certain parallels cannot be denied. But let's take it one after the other. AUÐN are based in Iceland and they have dedicated themselves to atmospheric black metal. Their music, and this is certainly a parallel to Sólstafir, seems to be very... Continue Reading →

CD review NECROPHOBIC ‘Dawn of the Damned’

Necrophobic arose from the '90s death metal scene in Stockholm. After having unveiled the debut album 'The Nocturnal Silence' in 1993, the metal command added numerous albums to their track record with 'Mark of the Necrogram' being the lastest one. Two years later the Stockholm-based metal squad has the next longplayer lining up to be... Continue Reading →

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