Kaleikr – Heart of Lead (Review)

kaleikr - heart of leadKaleikr are an Icelandic black/death metal band and this is their debut album.

This is black metal that’s progressive and emotive. Heart of Lead is an album that you can almost visibly see change as it develops and unfolds. As it runs through its playing time, Kaleikr’s music becomes increasingly darker and more unhinged. Continue reading

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Mallephyr – Womb of Worms (Review)

mallephyr - womb of wormsMallephyr are from the Czech Republic and play black/death metal. This is their second album.

Womb of Worms contains 38 minutes of occult, misanthropic black metal that’s bolstered in places by the inherent might and muscle of death metal. It also features a member of Panychida. Continue reading

Morild – Så kom mørket… (Review)

morild - så kom mørket...Morild are a Danish black metal band and this is their debut album.

To give this album it’s full, unabridged title –

Så kom mørket og tog mig på ordet
En sort sky af minder
I afgørende stunder
Frosset fast i mit indre
Jeg håber det forsvinder med lyset
At dø eller blive fri

Which apparently translates as –  Continue reading

From the Vastland – Daevayasna (Review)

From the Vastland - DaevayasnaFrom the Vastland is a one man Iranian/Norwegian black metal band and this is his fifth album.

I enjoyed 2016’s Chamrosh, and Daevayasna provides us with another 47 minutes of classic black metal fury. The artist behind this project is rounded out by a full band for Daevayasna, boasting current and ex-members of Continue reading