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 STRIGOI ‘Abandon All Faith’

It was in 2018 when Paradise Lost guitarist Greg Mackintosh stopped with his side project Vallenfyre after eight successful years. What started as an outlet for grief and as tribute to his father, who passed away in 2009, slowly shifted towards a wider perspective with Mackintosh’s viewpoint on the current world. Having stopped with Vallenfyre... Continue Reading →

CD review CANNABIS CORPSE ‘Nug So Vile’

(8/10) Cannabis Corpse, that's the brainchild of the Hall brothers. Phil Hall, known from Municipal Waste and Iron Reagan, together with his brother Josh started the 'smoke-filled' powerhouse in 2006 in Richmond, VA. The guys premiered the same year and the debut received more positive attention than maybe expected. 13 years further down the road... 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 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 →

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