Review HOODED MENACE ‘The Tritonus Bell’

Since 2007, Hooded Menace is a regular guest on release schedules as well as on stage. Founded by Finnish guitarist Lasse Pyykkö, the band premiered in 2008 with the ‘Fulfill the Curse’ album. With ‘The Tritonus Bell’, the quartet finished work on their next musical strike, album number six for the band. Following a three-year... Continue Reading →

Review OPHIDIAN I ‘Desolte’

Iceland, a rather small country and a smaller island, but big when it comes to rock and metal. I guess that the amount of rock and metal bands in relation to the entire population is a rather high number. This time it is death metal outfit that share a new album with the world. Ophidian... Continue Reading →

Review SETH ‘La Morsure du Christ’

Now, my French isn't the very best I have to admit and even with this little limitation, the new album from French black metal veterans Seth knows how to shine in darkness. Seth started at a time when black metal had a growing momentum. It was in 1996 when a demo called 'Apocalyptic Desires' has... 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 MOLASSESS ‘Through the Hollow’

One thing right away, Molassess isn't The Devil's Blood 2.0 although involved musicians could lead to a different conclusion. Farida Lemouchi, Ron van Herpen and Oeds Beydals have been all part of The Devil's Blood and searching for comparisons between the bands could be natural thing. However, already the concert at Roadburn 2019 showed the... Continue Reading →

DVD review SEPTICFLESH ‘Infernus Sinfonica MMXIX’

'Infernus Sinfonica MMXIX' is a release fans of Septicflesh will appreciate and if you are lacking a certain vibe of live shows, it might be a bit of a cure too. And last but not least, it's the enthusiastic Mexican Metal audience that shows why nothing can compensate for not existing live shows.

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