4.0

Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik – Hugsjá

Einar Selvik and Ivar Bjornson will be familiar names to fans of Wardruna and Enslaved respectively and it’s clear from the very beginning that the ‘Wardruna’ sound is very much present on this album, as the wh...
5.0

Sojourner – The Shadowed Road

I've been anticipating Sojourner’s sophomore album ‘The Shadowed Road’ ever since it was announced and I’m so glad to be writing about this follow-up since listening to and reviewing their debut release back in...
4.0

Battlesoul – Sunward and Starward

Canada’s Battlesoul recently released their new album ‘Sunward and Starward’ on CDN Records, which showcases their bold approach to multi-genre songwriting.  The main components seem to be rooted in Extreme Met...
4.5

Bornless Fire – Arcanum

The wait will soon be over for Kristof Bathory’s return to Industrial Electronic music, marked by the debut album of new project Bornless Fire, entitled ‘Arcanum’.  There have been work-in-progress clips and mu...
3.0

Caelestia – Thanatopsis

Grecian band Caelestia bring their own brand Symphonic Extreme Metal, with their sophomore album 'Thanatopsis' released via the EMP Label Group (SPV Europe) just last month, dropping worldwide on 8th December 2...
4.2

Legacy Of Emptiness – Over The Past

Anyone who remembers the tongue-firmly-in-cheek Black Metal band ‘Permafrost’ may already be familiar with ‘Legacy of Emptiness’, a Norwegian 3-man Symphonic Black Metal band comprising of Permafrost founders E...
4.4

The Birthday Massacre – Under Your Spell

It has been considered as one of The Birthday Massacre’s most commercially accessible of all their albums to date.  Early reflections are that the band are certainly continuing their exploration of the Dark Ret...
4.0

Covenant – The Blinding Dark

One thing I’ve come to expect from Covenant over the years is that whilst collectively they have a whole host of classics in their back-catalogue, yet when it comes to a single album’s content it’s generally a ...