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 EXHUMED ‘Horror’

(9/10) Gore Metal pioneers Exhumed are back with a new album, entitled ‘Horror’. Two hears after ‘Death Revenge’ represented the bands first concept album it’s the blood-trenched new album that showcases a band that’s willing to take Gore Metal to a next level. The guys from California started in 1990 in San Jose and they... Continue Reading →

CD review GATECREEPER ‘Deserted’

(8/10) Gatecreeper is a rather new band. The guys from Arizona started their musical endeavor six years ago and it's a solid number of split-releasesbeing part of their track record. The full-length debut 'Sonoran Depravation' crawled out of darkness in 2016 and it's the sophomore album 'Deserted' that brings a next portion of well-crafted Death... 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 BAEST ‘Venenum’

(9/10) Danish heavyweight Baest is a rather new band. ‘The beast’ started in 2015 and premiered in 2018 with the acclaimed ‘Danse Macabre’. After having released the debut, the guys from Aarhus focused on touring activities, e.g. being the opener for Abbath. Being on the road and playing live brought the quintet even closer together... 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 CARNIFEX ‘World War X’

(8/10) Deathcore days at Nuclear Blast. One week after having released Thy Art Is Murder's newest album it's Carnifex' 'World War X' being next crushing Deathcore album that hits the shelfs. The Californian quintet proves with their newest longplayer that Deathcore is much more than solely noise. Album number seven lasers in again on brutal... 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 →

CD review FIRESPAWN ‘Abominate’

(9/10) Swedish Death Metal powerhouse Firespawn premiered in 2015 with ‘Lucifer Has Spoken’. You can speak of an all-star band looking on the rich musical background of the five involved musicians. Although I don’t like the term a lot it fits in this context and there’s no doubt that LG Petrov, A. Impaler, Victor Brandt,... Continue Reading →

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