CD review BÖLZER ‘Lese Majesty

Swiss-based Extreme Metal outfit Bölzer could celebrate last year their tenth anniversary, a decade filled with dark and blackened Metal. It took a while for the band to unveil a first record. Three EP’s escaped the darkness between 2010 and 2014. These releases made the band from Zurich to an important player in the metallic... Continue Reading →

CD review SARKE ‘Gastwerso’

(8/10) Thomas ‘Sarke’ Bergli decided back in 2008 to make a first solo album. The debut ‘Vorunah’ was crawling out of the Norwegian forests in 2009 with four longplayers following the path of the debut. Two years after ‘Viige Urh’ pushed some clouds in front of the sun the next strike is in the starting... Continue Reading →

CD review 1349 ‘The Infernal Pathway’

(8/10) Norwegian metallers 1349 return with their already seventh longplayer in a 22 years comprising band history. 1349, that’s Archaon, Frost, Ravn and Seideman, a line-up that’s surprisingly stable since almost two decades. Working as a quartet for such a long time allows operating together in a good fashion with giving full focus to the... Continue Reading →

CD review MAYHEM ‘Daemon’

(9/10) Black Metal pioneers Mayhem aren’t a band with a rich discography when it comes to quantity. Quality though was never compromised with five longplayers giving the band a legendary status. The guys are veterans in Black Metal and the awareness level of the band is really high. Mayhem plays Extreme Metal and with the... Continue Reading →

CD review MORTEM ‘Ravnsvart’

(8/10) ‘Ravnsvart’ is the title of Mortem, a new outfit with well-known musicians. Steinar Sverd Johnsen (g) (Arcturus, Covenant, Satyricon), Marius Vold (v) (Stigma Diabolicum, Thorns, Arcturus) Hellhammer (d) (Mayhem, Covenant, Arcturus) and Tor R. Stavenes (b) (1349, Svart Lotus, Den Saakaldte) are all experienced Black Metal pioneers. The guys found together under the banner... Continue Reading →

CD review BORKNAGAR ‘True North’

(8/10) ‘True North’, that’s the title of Borknagar’s next album the band add to the books. Three years after ‘Winter Thrice’ has been released it’s the new album being the second one after having inked a deal with Century Media. Borknagar, started in 1995 and are one of the many Norwegian bands hailing from Bergen... Continue Reading →

CD review VERHEERER ‘Monolith’

(9/10) Asking Wikipedia about 'Monolith' delivers a definition that looks like this: "A monolith is a geological feature consisting of a single massive stone or rock, such as some mountains, or a single large piece of rock placed as, or within, a monument or building." 'Monolith' is also the title of Verheerer's new longplayer and one thing's for sure, the... Continue Reading →

CD review ORM ‘Ir’

(8/10) Minimalistic when it comes to the amount of songs and maximizing intensity on the other hand is how the new longplayer of Danish Black metal outfit Orm can be described best. The band, formed in 2015, worked on their sophomore album, following the 2017 debut and the result will be available in stores end... Continue Reading →

CD review BATUSHKA ‘Hospodi’

(9/10) It was in 2015 when Polish Batushka took a step out of the shadows and went straight into darkness. That's at least how you could describe the beginning of one of the most disruptive Metal bands these days. Batushka, that's art and art needs to challenge borders and limitation. The Polish powerhouse is doing... Continue Reading →

CD review ABBATH ‘Outstrider’

(8/10) If you think about Norwegian Black Metal the name of Abbath crosses your path for sure more than once. The break-through came in the ‘90s with Immortal and it’s genre defining album s such as ‘Sons of Northern Darkness’ that are timeless documents of the earlier days of Black Metal. In the meantime Abbath... Continue Reading →

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