Tag Archives: black metal

Wampyric Rites – “The Wolves Howl To The Moon” album review

Prolific Ecuadorian black Vampire metal band release their first full length album Ok I know, Ecuador is not the first place that springs to mind when we talk about Vampire influenced black metal. But nevertheless, South America has always been a hotbed for all sorts of extreme metal, and they …

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ARMNATT – “Immortal Nature” album review

Black metal from the icy wastes of… Portugal! One look at the band name, the album title, and the cover, all scream out Norway or Finland. But no, Armnatt does indeed hail from the Iberian Peninsula, and Portugal. More surprising to me, is that until now, I had never heard …

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Belphegor – “The Devils” Album Review

Austria’s kings of Blackened Death Metal return with dynamic 12th album “The Devils” Belphegor have been perverting the line that straddles black and death metal since 1992 with a very uncompromising sound and attitude. However with their new album “The Devils” they are building on that signature sound with more …

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Watain – “The Agony & Ecstasy of Watain” album review

Staying true to the core values of Black Metal, Watain delivers their best album yet. Watain are without doubt the 21st century’s flag flyers for black metal. Since 2000, they have delivered 6 full-length albums, and now we have a seventh in “The Agony & Ecstasy of Watain” to add …

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AGVIRRE _ _ _ _ _ _ released on January 28th 2022

I imagine there is an age old conundrum of how to put the experience of a musical performance into words. Every review you read is an effort to do exactly that. It is always, to a certain extent, doomed to failure. We can use all manner of catchy terms in …

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Morgal – “Nightmare Lord” album review

Finnish black metal horde Morgal bring forth the Nightmare Lord on their superb first full length album. Morgal have been hitting the black metal world hard in the face since 2015. With a demo, 3 EPs, a split with fellow countrymen Exitius, and a solitary live album, Nightmare Lord sees …

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Cradle of Filth – “Existence Is Futile” album review

Soundtrack to a failing world… Cradle of Filth never fail to divide opinions, but new album Existence Is Futile may narrow the divide some. Eschewing the all out Gothic horror that has been their mainstay over their long history, real life horror is now brought in. To quote from Dani …

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Ichor – “The Black Raven” album review

Australian Black Metal band Ichor have just released their second full length album “The Black Raven” Though they formed back in 1993, it was not until 2018 that Ichor released their first full-length album. Hosting six tracks of icy cold slow to mid-paced BM, nevertheless, it was a solid piece …

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PERSUADER – NECROMANCY “The Curse Unbound” – Lyric Video

One of Sweden’s finest power metal acts, Persuader is back with ‘Necromancy’, their first album since signing to Frontiers Music Srl and fifth overall. “This release marks the beginning of a new chapter for us and we look forward to working together for many more albums in the future,” states guitarist Emil …

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Idolos – Ahi Cab EP Review

Idolos – Ahi Cab EP Review Idolos offer up Ahi Cab, a 4 track EP of old school black metal for the new generation. Hailing from a Pulsar in the outermost reaches of the Milky Way via France; Idolos is a 2 piece black metal band. If one is to …

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Schizo: “Main Frame Collapse” 30th anniversary special shows!

Legendary Italian Thrash/Black Metal metallers Schizo have planned two exclusive shows in order to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the “Main Frame Collapse” release. The masterpiece was originally released in 1989 by Crime Records. You can see all the details about the concerts below. -Fri 14 February- Roma @ Traffic …

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THE VICE Release ‘White Teeth Rebellion’ Music Video

Swedish black metal/rock ‘n’ roll trio THE VICE have released a new music video for the song “White teeth rebellion“. The song is taken off the new album “White teeth rebellion“, which is scheduled for a 2020 release. THE VICE once again teamed up with Jimmy Johansson (Crashdiet, Martyrdöd, Iron Lamb, Ill Bill, Vinnie Paz) of Superlinopuro Productions for another …

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Black Metal Icons, BEHEMOTH, Confirmed For VAGOS METAL FEST 2020!

Black Metal Icons, BEHEMOTH, Confirmed For VAGOS METAL FEST 2020! Joining the Line-Up with TESTAMENT, HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY, ASPHYX + TROLLFEST, with many more names to be announced soon! Portugal’s VAGOS METAL FEST has announced one of their headlining acts for a blasphemous summer of 2020, and confirmed Black Metal legends BEHEMOTH! …

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GosT – Valediction Album Review

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American GosT returns with his new album Valediction.  The constantly changing electronic landscape he creates includes many alternative musical styles.  For instance, black metal, brutal industrial, energetic dance music and catchy synth pop, all effortlessly flow from one genre to the other.  This results in a varied listen and most …

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IMPERIUM DEKADENZ Premiere New Video Frozen In Time

IMPERIUM DEKADENZ premiere brand new video, Frozen In Time When We Are Forgotten coming end of August on Napalm Records. August 30th will see atmospheric Black Metal masters, Imperium Dekadenz, unleash their sixth studio album titled When We Are Forgotten with Napalm Records. In terms of Black Metal art and …

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Usurper – Lords Of The Permafrost

Chicago based Usurper return with their sixth full length album, Lords Of The Permafrost. Hailing from Chicago, Illinois, the band were formed in 1993 and share their name with another Death Metal band from Atlanta who split up around 1990. What hit me straight away in track opener ‘Skull Splitter’,  is …

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Downfall of Gaia – Ethic of Radical Finitude

Hailing from Germany and formed 2008, they present their 5th album. Downfall of Gaia are a melting pot of influences, taking pieces from many different genres and making them blend into a seamless onslaught which is full of unexpected twists and turns. There are several long pieces on this album …

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The Scars In Pneuma – The Path Of Seven Sorrows

Hailing from the City of Brescia in Italy, at the foot of the Alps, The Scars In Pneuma introduce themselves with this their debut album, ‘The Path Of Seven Sorrows’. Formed initially as a solo project in late 2016, vocalist, guitarist and bassist Lorenzo Marchello decided to make the project into …

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SAOR- Forgotten Paths

Every so often an album comes along that is immediately enveloping. This is a record that deserves undivided attention. With each spin new sounds and interwoven melodies start to appear. Mainman Andy Marshall hails from Scotland and has moved forward his unique vision which is steeped in the Culture and …

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