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NASHEIM – Solens Vemod

NASHEIM is an enigma that is enshrouded behind a veil of darkness to most because of the band’s years of silence since their split in 2007 with Angantyr. Many have asked when will there be a release from the Swedish black metal project of Erik Grahn but have heard silence till now. Solens Vemod is the debut release from Nasheim that is here to bring hope to the modern black metal scene. Many may be asking right now to themselves, “well […]

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SOLAMNIA – Those Of Honor

  Not many melodic death metal albums have anything that makes them stand out or really different from the rest but Finland’s SOLAMNIA have shown they are on a whole different level.Many of you out there are familiar with In Flames, Soilwork, and Dark Tranquility right? Well I’m warning you now this album is no where similar to those bands even though the band is often classified as melodic death metal. This album has blurred all the lines of metal […]

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EMYN MUIL – Túrin Turambar Dagnir Glaurunga

Túrin Turambar Dagnir Glaurunga is the debut release from the Italian solo project EMYN MUIL. The band has picked up some momentum before signing with Northern Silence Productions but after hearing this album, it is hard to believe that Emyn Muil had not been discovered before. This album is a black metal goldmine. With epic song writing, spine chilling vocals and lyrics that talk of contents from the Tolkien-universe, how can this not be a great debut full length? Unlike their label […]

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ERED WETHRIN – Tides Of War

Symphonic Black Metal is personally my favorite metal genre which makes reviewing albums from symphonic black metal bands really tough because if it isn’t done right with true passion in the music, then it ends up being a bad release. ERED WETHRIN has perfected their sound to where many think of Summoning or Liar of Golgotha when listening to this debut release titled Tides of War from the Salt Lake City, Utah native. The solo work has been and remains the […]

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CROSS VAULT – Spectres of Revocable Loss

When you think of classic traditional doom metal, usually slow, sorrowful and emotional come to mind. The German duo from CROSS VAULT have already mastered that art with their debut album Spectres of Revocable Loss. The band is far from being newcomers in the scene but have made this album their first release as Cross Vault. The album features masterful musicianship, traditional doom metal feel and otherworldly vocals which all match the sound you want to hear in doom metal perfectly. […]

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ALOR – Haerfest

Have you ever listened to a relaxing yet entrancing album that made you feel like you were at peace? This album is one of those ones that makes you feel that way. ALOR is a Neofolk/Dark Metal solo project from Spain created by Mikael Black (Lyset). It was founded in early 2013 and his debut album Haerfest was recorded during the summer of that year. It is extremely hard to classify this album due to the fact that this album has so much going […]

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WOODS OF DESOLATION – As The Stars

If you are a first time listener of WOODS OF DESOLATION, go and buy first two releases before reading this to truly understand the brilliance behind D.’s work. As The Stars is the third full length by the Australian solo artist with the help of session artists Vlad from Drudkh on drums, Luke Mills from Nazxul and Pestilential Shadows on bass, and Old from Drohtnung on vocals. His works include his debut album Toward The Depths (2008) and the follow up Torn Beyond […]

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BENIGHTED – Carnivore Sublime

France has had some amazing death metal bands rising up lately and BENIGHTED does not disappoint. If anyone is familiar with their previous releases like Icon and Identisick, then you should know that Benighted is an amazingly talented and powerful force to be reckoned with but for anyone truly wondering if Carnivore Sublime stacks up to their last two albums, prepare for disappointment. I’m not saying that Carnivore Sublime is a bad album at all, it just doesn’t follow the path most people were anticipating […]

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LUX OCCULTA – Kołysanki

After thirteen years of silence, LUX OCCULTA return with their fifth studio release titled Kołysanki. The Polish metal act began as a black metal group but later evolved into more of an extreme avant-garde project. Most bands with such a long silence end up crumbling apart but in this case, they can return with a much more evolved and different sound, as if being reborn into a new entity. If someone had told you in 1996 that eighteen years later Lux […]

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UTTER – Utter Darkness

Now here comes a duo from The Netherlands called UTTER. This duo presents to us their debut release Utter Darkness which was recorded this month. Nydoom does vocals, bass and guitars while Bartbaar does percussions and mouth harp. The band plays a unique style of raw black metal. The album begins with the track “Psychotic Whirlwind” which starts with clicking sounds then goes straight into raw, bleak black metal. The vocals are very raw and raspy and aggressive while the drums […]