Sweden’s Tribulation is back with a vengeance. Does the gloom actually become sound here? Let’s find out. Continue reading
We kick off the year with a deep dive into Nordic folklore, courtesy of Wardruna‘s Kvitravn. Continue reading
2020, in a lot of ways, was a massive clusterfuck of a year. As it gradually progressed, we were more and more trapped inside. Concerts and festivals were understandably cancelled or indefinitely postponed and with only one proper concert under our collective belts, we here at Sounds from the Dark Side have seen better, more productive and overall happier times. The upside, as always, is the same: at least we still have music. And because staying at home provides with a lot more time to actually sit down and listen to albums, we’ve extended this year’s album lists with an extra ten entries each, giving you even more stuff to check out. Here we go.
From the cold north of southern Finland (wait, what?) comes Havukruunu with their third release, fusing viking metal with black and adding big, manly choirs to the mix, making this one of the more enjoyable extreme metal releases of the year. Continue reading
English retro rockers Wytch Hazel strike again with their third and perhaps best album to date. We investigated. Continue reading
After over forty years of being in the metal business, Udo Dirkschneider might have just released his biggest album yet. Continue reading
Falconer is dead, long live Falconer! We review their last hurrah. Continue reading