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May your 2017 be better than your 2016 🙂
2014’s Hail Death was a firm favourite of mine. They’ve now produced the follow up to this, and it’s great to have them back.
Black Anvil play black metal that combines elements of thrash metal with a more epic, expansive side. Continue reading
This is quite hard to classify, but essentially Den Förstörda Människans Rike is a festering, ugly mix of Swedish death metal, hardcore/crust and Swedish grind.
Featuring members of Winds of Genocide, Ceremonies of Morbidity is chock full of long songs and morbid atmospheres, as the title would suggest. Continue reading
Do you like black metal that’s raw, sharp and full of aggression? If so, then you should check out Diktatur’s latest release.
This is a band that have a traditional, vicious sound with enough elements of Continue reading
Here we have almost 40 minutes of authentic second wave black metal for your delectation.
Scathing blackened melodies slice like razor blades through the frosted Continue reading
This is atmospheric doom metal with some death metal elements added in for extra bite, primarily in the vocal department.
Rooted in the old school doom/death style of the 90s, Vanha combine heaviness, melody and sorrowful keyboards to produce an album that manages to crush both physically and emotionally. Continue reading
Råttkung’s debut EP Dark Is the Beginning was 17 minutes of raw, underground black metal that reached back to the early days of the second wave for inspiration.
In some ways this influence is continued on this latest short release, but we also see another side to Råttkung too. Here we get a mere three songs in 10 minutes, but what this EP lacks in length it makes up for in blackened malice and ambition. Continue reading