3.0

Winterlore – Winterlore

Founded in 2004, this Utah-based Black Metal outfit have undergone a change of line-up since their debut album ‘Four Swords Against the Pious’. Leaving the band were guitarists Helgrim and Thorolf to pursue opp...
4.8

Creinium – Hallucinosis

Described on their official band page as ‘Hybrid Metal’, Finland’s Creinium straddles mostly between the grandiose elements of Symphonic Black Metal and Melodic Death.  The chords and the tone of the riffs are ...
4.3

Drama and Perdition Winds Split EP

This 3 track split EP was released in December 2015 and is a lengthy 27 minutes long, not that this is a bad thing. The first two tracks are from Russian trio Drama, who split up before the release of this EP w...
3.9

Sojourner – Empires of Ash

Listening to the music of Sojourner, I immediately conjure up images of ancient Northern Europe & the Celtic Lands, yet surprisingly this band hails from Dunedin, New Zealand.  Described as Atmospheric Blac...
Satyricon
5.0

Satyricon – Nemesis Divina

Revisiting old albums is always an interesting experience, nostalgia can often muddy the waters of judgement, yet there is no doubt context plays a role in the impact of any art. 2016 marks twenty years since t...
4.8

Dawn Of Ashes – Theophany

Having followed L.A's Dawn of Ashes since their Harsh Elektro days and through their transition into an Industrial Black Metal style, I’ve been highly anticipating the release of their latest offering, “Theopha...
Mantar
4.0

Mantar – Ode To The Flame

Mantar - a genre-melding metallic dyad from Germany - emerged a few years back with some interesting demo tracks and their début album 'Death by Burning'. Whilst their first effort boasted some stand-out tracks...
4.5

Darkened – The Cantile of Shadows

When a band describe themselves as "extreme ritual metal" you know you are in for something interesting, Darkend have brought together many elements to create a Symphonic Black metal masterpiece. The final ...