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
Be prepared: as we review Kull’s debut album Exile, we might also mention Bal-Sagoth once or twice. Continue reading
Rotting Christ is back with a new album, but can The Heretics live up to expectations? Let’s find out. Continue reading
Here’s something strange to close off the year with… Continue reading
Taiwanese metallers Chthonic took their time, but was it worth the wait? Continue reading
Get ready to be transported into the wonderful world of Tolkien, because Austria’s Summoning are back with their eighth full-length effort. We took the plunge. Continue reading
A neat three years after Κατά Τον Δαίμονα Εαυτού, Rotting Christ return to the fray with a new collection of not-really-black-metal-anymore. It’s a collection of ten great songs, but it’s not for everyone. Continue reading
Some bands have a hard time doing things wrong. While most artists will alternate great albums with mediocre to dire ones on occasion, there are a few bands who manage to keep a certain momentum. Ireland’s Primordial is such a band, and Where Greater Man Have Fallen is another great album in a truly impressive and ever-expanding catalogue.