Sounds from the Dark Side top albums of 2018 (until now)

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Halfway through 2018, we’ve already heard some great new music. Here’s our unranked mid-year list of 10 of the year’s best albums so far. Continue reading


Orphaned Land – Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs

Orphaned-Land-Unsung-Prophets-and-Dead-Messiahs-300x300Orphaned Land is back. Not better than ever perhaps, but veering dangerously close to past glories. We, of course, had opinions. Continue reading

Album Year Lists (2017)

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What to say about 2017? Well nothing really, so just google ‘2017 in a nutshell’ if you want to find out what other truly important people are saying. As always we only concentrate on the music here. So rest assured music fans who follow Sounds from the Dark Side, you’re in good hands here.

*dreamy harp flashback sound*.

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Sounds from the Dark Side top albums of 2013 (until now)

Hi folks, we’re almost halfway through 2013 and that’s why is time to give you a short overview of our favorite albums to this day. Continue reading

Summoning – Old Mornings Dawn (2013)

Summoning - Old Mornings DawnTo be very honest, I did not expect a new album from the Austrian ambient black metal duo Summoning anymore, not after the seven years of silence that followed the sublime Oath Bound. So when the news broke that Old Mornings Dawn was on its way, it came quite out of the blue. Will our favourite Tolkien-inspired black metal band be able to top what many people still regard as their finest hour, or does Old Mornings Dawn fall flat in that regard. Here, we find out. Continue reading