Review SIJJIN ‘Sumerian Promises’

Here comes an exciting debut album that reaches us from Berlin, Germany. Sijjin started two years ago and kicking-off a new band right before a pandemic might challenging. If so, it can’t be experienced while listening to the debut ‘Sumerian Promises’, a savage blend of blackened death-/thrash metal. The Basque/German collaboration starts with ‘Daemon Blessex’... Continue Reading →

Review SARKE ‘Allsighr’

Sarke and Nocturno Culto are the driving forces of an outfit that started in 2008 in Oslo, Norway. After having added six longplayers to their list of achievements, Sarke worked on a next album that carries the title ‘Allsighr’. The band picks it up where they left off with ‘Gastwerso’ and it is still a... Continue Reading →

Review ILLT ‘Urhat’

Illt hails from Norway (not to mix up with the band from Russia) and is the brainchild of composer and guitarist Roy Westad who started as a guitarist. Westad is well-known in Norway since he became a film composer that was involved in many films and TV projects. The highlight was certainly the winning of... Continue Reading →

CD review HELLRIPPER ‘The Affair of the Poisons’

Hellripper is the brainchild of James McBain, hailing from the Scottish Highlands. The multi-instrumentalist from Aberdeen started Hellripper in 2014 and numerous split releases, singles and EP's brought Hellripper to the attention of Peaceville Records. 'The Affair of the Poisons' is the sophomore album from Hellripper and the first one that comes via Peaceville Record.... 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 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 IHSAHN ‘Telemark’ – EP

The winter storms blow a new release from the North towards Europe. Norwegian Black Metal icon Ihsahn is the sender of this ice cold and blackened breeze from Telemarken, home to him and source of inspiration for this EP. 'Telemark' is dark and ferocious. Although 'Nord' comes with a harmonic solo part it's Ihsahn's vocals... Continue Reading →

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