Sólstafir – Berdreyminn

The Icelandic cowboys of dark rock, Sólstafir, are back with 6th full length album; 'Berdreyminn'. I'm not going to tediously go into the band's long history and how they have progressed to get here, quite ...

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...

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...

Borknagar – Winter Thrice

When a band's life has spanned over 20 years and various members have come and gone, one would often assume a linear progression and gradual adaptation of sound. Yet with Borknagar's tenth album ‘Winter Thrice’...