Thokkian Vortex – Thy Throne Is Mine (Review)

Thokkian Vortex - Thy Throne Is MineThokkian Vortex are a black metal band from the US and this is their second album.

Featuring an ex-member of Ancient, Thokkian Vortex deliver 45 minutes of second wave-inspired black metal. Continue reading “Thokkian Vortex – Thy Throne Is Mine (Review)”

Ancient – Back to the Land of the Dead (Review)

AncientThis is the seventh album from these Norwegian black metal veterans.

This is the band’s first album in 12 years, so I think it’s safe to say there’s no small level of expectation riding on this release in some quarters.

Well, they’re returning with no half measures – this album contains 67 minutes of music, spread across 12 original songs plus a Bathory cover.

This is melodic black metal with Continue reading “Ancient – Back to the Land of the Dead (Review)”