Asarhaddon are a black metal band from Germany and this is their debut album.
This is music that takes the melodic and atmospheric aspects of black metal and uses them wisely, crafting songs that have emotional weight and textured appeal. Continue reading “Asarhaddon – Reysa (Review)”
Baume is a one-man post-black metal band from France, and this is his latest release.
I really liked 2018’s Les Années Décapitées, so Un Calme Entre les Tempêtes is very well-received. Containing just three tracks, we get 28 minutes of material to absorb us. Un Calme Entre les Tempêtes is more experimental in flavour than Les Années Décapitées, but suffers no significant deficit in the quality department because of this. Continue reading “Baume – Un Calme Entre les Tempêtes (Review)”
This is the second album from Lithuanian doom metallers Hellhookah.
2015’s Endless Serpents was a good start to the Hellhookah tale, and now, five years later, we have the next chapter. The Curse gives us eight new tracks and 38 minutes of material to enjoy. Continue reading “Hellhookah – The Curse (Review)”
Xibalba are a death metal/hardcore band from the US and this is their fourth album.
Prepare to be crushed! Both 2015’s Tierra y Libertad and 2017’s Diablo, Con Amor…Adios. did precisely this, and now Años en Infierno has arrived to do the same – crush. CRUSH!!!!! Continue reading “Xibalba – Años en Infierno (Review)”
Enevelde is a one man Norwegian black metal band, and this is his debut album.
Containing 36 minutes divided up into four tracks, this is an album of atmospherically-enhanced melodic aggression, filled with emotive delivery and compelling songwriting. Continue reading “Enevelde – Enevelde (Review)”
Centinex are a Swedish death metal band and this is their eleventh album.
I always enjoy a bit of Centinex. I’m a sucker for the Swedish strain of death metal at the best of times, and Centinex have pretty much mastered the style in the past. Continue reading “Centinex – Death in Pieces (Review)”
Louise Lemón is a Swedish death gospel artist and this is her latest EP.
Although it’s not normally a style I listen to often, I have very much enjoyed Louise Lemón’s past work. As such, listening to Devil was a given. Continue reading “Louise Lemón – Devil (Review)”
Mazikeen are an Australian black metal band. This is their debut album.
There’s 78 minutes of material here, spread out over 12 tracks. The main album consists of the first eight songs, with the final four being bonus covers of Mayhem, Dissection, Dimmu Borgir, and Darkthrone songs. Continue reading “Mazikeen – The Solace of Death (Review)”
From the Vastland is a one man Iranian/Norwegian black metal band and this is his sixth album.
We’re familiar with From the Vastland’s work – both 2016’s Chamrosh and 2018’s Daevayasna were enjoyable examples of classic blackened fury. The Haft Khan provides us with another seven songs in a similar vein; 46 minutes of new material to enjoy. Continue reading “From the Vastland – The Haft Khan (Review)”
Arstidir Lifsins are an international, (Germany/Iceland), black metal band, and this is their fifth album.
Here we have 74 minutes of pagan black metal, incorporating elements of the atmospheric, folk, and ambient styles. Continue reading “Arstidir Lifsins – Saga á tvei m tungum II: Eigi fj ǫ ll né firðir (Review)”