Impiedoso – Reign in Darkness (Review)

ImpiedosoImpiedoso are a black metal band from Brazil and this is their debut album.

This is Satanic, occult black metal that’s screaming with second wave vitriol. With most of the music apparently written during this early era, Impiedoso are even more authentic than most. Continue reading

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Tchornobog – Tchornobog (Review)

TchornobogThis is the debut album from Tchornobog, a black/death/doom metal one-man project from the US.

Although this is ostensibly a solo project, (from the man that brought us the mighty Aureole), it also features several session musicians and guests, (most notably from Esoteric and Svartidauði), which help to flesh out the release. Continue reading

Abhorrent Decimation – The Pardoner (Review)

Abhorrent DecimationAbhorrent Decimation are a death metal band from the UK and this is their second album.

Abhorrent Decimation play modern death metal that has a clear ambitious streak; this is a 50 minute concept album that sees the band take their brutally impressive death metal to new levels. Continue reading

Wintersun – The Forest Seasons (Review)

WintersunWintersun are an epic extreme metal band from Finland and this is their third album.

If you haven’t encountered Wintersun before, then prepare yourself for some transcendental music – this is a combination of symphonic/melodic black/death metal, forged into long songs of epic proportions. Continue reading

Interview with Execration

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In my humble opinion Execration are one of the best extreme metal bands out there at the moment. Firmly placing themselves on my radar with their third album Morbid Dimensions, the band have recently resurfaced on Metal Blade with their latest offering Return to the Void, and I have to say it’s been more than worth the wait.

If you haven’t heard Execration yet, then now’s the chance to check them out. You can stream their shockingly good new album below, while reading what their very personable and eloquent guitarist and vocalist Chris Johansen has to say. Continue reading

Nyn – Entropy: (of Chaos and Salt) (Review)

NynNyn are a technical/progressive death metal band and this is their second album.

Normally a solo project, the main-man-behind-the-band has been joined by others on this release, helping to flesh out his sound even further than previously. Continue reading

Cormorant – Diaspora (Review)

CormorantCormorant are a progressive black metal band from the US. This is their fourth album.

This is a highly ambitious release, with a wide range and scope across its hour long playing time. Spread across only four tracks, Cormorant pack a lot in on this release. Continue reading