Havukruunu – Uinuos syömein sota

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


Atlantean Kodex – The White Goddess (2013)

Atlantean Kodex - The White GoddessIf it looks like I’m fawning, it’s because I am. First there was that magnificent Fire on the Mountain album by Twilight of the Gods, and now there’s The White Goddess, the sophomore album by German epic metallers Atlantean Kodex. If it seems like I’m overdoing it with the superlatives by labeling both albums as “the best metal albums I have heard in years,” it’s because it is a bit too much. Problem is, it’s also very true. Continue reading