CD review NIHT ‘Arcanum’

Sometimes information sheets provide a lot of information about band and album creation process. When it comes to Niht, the information is rather limited. What we know for sure is that ‘Arcanum’ is the second longplayer, forged by the German/Austrian band. A look on the tracklist shows that Niht doesn’t laser in on the colorful... Continue Reading →

CD review URFAUST ‘Teufelsgeist’

Although band name and title of the album are German, metal fans have a chance to improve their Dutch with Urfaust's new album 'Teufelsgeist', at least when it comes to song titles. Urfaust hail from The Netherlands and calls Asten in North Brabant their hometown. It was VRDRBR and IX who started the band in... Continue Reading →

CD review THE SPIRIT CABINET ‘ Bloodlines’

Already the bandname is unusal and also the sound of 'Bloodlines' isn't mainstream either. Dutch metallers The Spirit Cabinet combine traditional Heavy Metal with Doom Metal, not to forget an underlaying psychedelic vibe that resonates with each of the six songs on the new album 'Bloodlines'. Snake McRuffkin, Johnny Hällström, Erich Vilsmeier and Cromwell Fleedwood... Continue Reading →

KNOEST released ‘Dag’

Knoest is a trio hailing from Gelderland in The Netherlands. The trio released on June 14th their new album 'Dag', a record that features four songs reflecting one day. 'De Ochtend' (the morning), De Middag (noon), 'De Avond' (the evening) and 'De Nacht' (the night). As you can see with song titles, that album is... Continue Reading →

CD review SLÆGT ‘Black Bombs’ – 7″

(8/10) 'Black Bombs' is an in between release from Danish metal outfit Slægt. After having released the critically acclaimed 'The Wheel' album it's this two-tracks single release that offers more songs taken from the recording session. The title track is a blackened metal anthem that sounds extremely well. Heavy rolling riffs, hoarse vocals and a... Continue Reading →

CD review SINMARA ‘Hvísl Stjarnanna’

(9/10) The fact that there‘s a lot of great music coming from Island isn‘t something new. Bands like Solstafir and others are ambassadors of Icelandic metal and here comes another one - Sinmara.  The quintet from the North worked on their sophomore album that‘s now in the starting blocks. ‚Hvísl Stjarnanna‘ offers six new songs,... Continue Reading →

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