Lava Invocator – Mörk (Review)

Lava InvocatorLava Invocator are a Ukrainian black metal band and this is their debut album.

This is classic black metal, traditionally played with hatred and fervour.

Think a mix of bands such as Darkthrone, Mayhem, Dissection, and Dark Funeral to get an idea of the playing field they inhabit. Continue reading

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Kafirun – Eschaton (Review)

KafirunThis is the debut album from Kafirun, a Canadian black metal band.

I very much enjoyed Kafirun’s Death Worship and Glorification of Holy Death releases, and this early work of theirs demonstrated the great promise that the band had. I always felt that they were building up to something, and apparently that something is Eschaton. Continue reading

Dødsengel – Interequinox (Review)

DødsengelDødsengel are a Norwegian black metal band and this is their fourth album.

Well, there’s a lot going on here. I very much enjoyed their split with Nightbringer, but it didn’t prepare me for this.

This is sophisticated black metal with a broad theatrical side when it comes to the vocals, almost like an occult ritualistic opera that aims to summon fell beings from the abyss. Continue reading