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 →

CD review ENSLAVED ‘Utgard’

The Northmen return with a new album called 'Utgard', three years after 'E' was shipped from Norway to the rest of the world. 'Utgard', the outerworld, has its roots in Nordic mythology. There is with Midgard the area of humans and there is Asgard, where the Gods are at home. Utgard is beyond the two,... Continue Reading →

CD review FINNTROLL ‘Vredesvärd’

The Metal trolls are back and different to the internet trolls these ones are very welcome. It’s Finntroll that launch their next longplayer in September, a next chapter of a story, Somnium and Katla probably didn’t have in mind when founding the band in a rehearsal room back in 1997. Deviating from traditional Black Metal,... Continue Reading →

CD review UADA ‘Djinn’

Slowly but steady, UADA's fansbase is growing, mainly due to great musical craftsmanship that's so far reflected on two longplayers. UADA was funded in 2014 and debuted two years later with 'Devoid of Light'. 'Cult of a Dying Sun' was the next strike from the Portland-based quartet and sticking to a 'every second year' release... Continue Reading →

CD review THE RITE ‘Liturgy of the Black’

In summary, we can say that The Rite have achieved a very solid start with this album. Thanks to a tight groove, the songs are instantly memorable and will continue to fascinate even after listening to them several times. 'Liturgy of the Black' is an album I can recommend, no doubt.

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