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

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Windswept – The Onlooker (Review)

windswept - the onlookerWindswept are a Ukrainian black metal; band and this is their second album.

Featuring members of Drudkh, this is Windswept’s follow up to 2017’s The Great Cold Steppe. 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

Azaghal – Valo Pohjoisesta (Review)

Azaghal - Valo PohjoisestaAzaghal are a Finnish black metal band and this is their eleventh album.

It’s been many, many years since I last heard Azaghal. This is definitely my loss, as I was a huge fan of the band at one point. Unfortunately I just lost track of what they were doing, for no particular reason, so it’s great to have the opportunity to catch up with them on their latest release. Continue reading