Tuesday 28th September 2021,
The Black Planet

Albums Reviews

THE LION’S DAUGHTER – Skin Show

THE LION’S DAUGHTER – Skin Show

Coming from St.Louis, USA, The Lion’s Daughter is one of the bands who significantly evolved their style. Originally belonging to the sludge metal scene, the band has been changing its style towards a more progressive approach. This is very noticeable in their new record called ‘Skin Show’, released last April by Season of Mist. As [...]

July 2, 2021 Kasper Pasinski Comments Off on THE LION’S DAUGHTER – Skin Show

TAAKE/HELHEIM – Henholdsvis

TAAKE/HELHEIM – Henholdsvis

Taake and Helheim, two undoubtedly well established names in the world of black metal, joined forces to release a split. The Taake/Helheim split was released in March 2021 by Dark Essence Records. This split comprises only four songs. Taake introduces two new songs – “Brotne Bein og Mannefall” and “Ein Baat i Foss” – both [...]

June 20, 2021 Lara Brito Comments Off on TAAKE/HELHEIM – Henholdsvis

JUHA JYRKÄS – Sydämeni Kuusipuulle

JUHA JYRKÄS – Sydämeni Kuusipuulle

Juha Jyrkäs, a Finnish author and musician has released his first solo album “Sydämeni kuusipuulle”. He is the owner of an extensive musical career, built through out the past decades. Some might recognize the names Tevana3 (Juha’s previous band) and Korpiklaani (with whom he collaborated by providing some lyrics). Much can be said of his [...]

April 22, 2021 João Osório Comments Off on JUHA JYRKÄS – Sydämeni Kuusipuulle

SURMA – The Light Within

SURMA – The Light Within

This review comes a couple of months late because this album was released last November. But as masterpieces are timeless, it’s never too late to appreciate and comment on such masterworks. Surma is an international symphonic metal band of Viktorie Surmøvá and Heri Joensen, assisted by the dutch Rens Bourgondiën and the russian Alexandr Zhukov. [...]

April 19, 2021 João Osório Comments Off on SURMA – The Light Within

YELLOWTOOTH – The Burning Illusion

YELLOWTOOTH – The Burning Illusion

Hailing from the U.S.A., namely from amongst the grand lakes of Michigan state, Yellowtooth are a three-piece act that categorize themselves as a “unique form of heavy metal, incorporating styles from doom and sludge to a sonic cacophony of speed metal”. To be released in the end of April 2021, “The Burning Illusion” is the [...]

April 13, 2021 Ricardo Pereira 0

THE INFERNO DOLL – Sacrifice

THE INFERNO DOLL – Sacrifice

The Inferno Doll is a solo project created by the Chilean vocalist Laura Vargas. This was basically the full extent of my knowledge when I received the EP entitled “Sacrifice”. Starting with a blank slate and not really sure what to expect, I connect my headphones and embarked in a journey with The Inferno Doll. [...]

March 11, 2021 Kasper Pasinski Comments Off on THE INFERNO DOLL – Sacrifice

SÓLSTAFIR – Endless Twilight of Codependent Love

SÓLSTAFIR – Endless Twilight of Codependent Love

  Sólstafir is not a strange name in the Rock / Metal world, it’s an Icelandic band that has been increasingly conquering fans. With a 25 years career, they started as a black metal band and with their second album ” Masterpiece of Bitterness ” (2005) they developed a more post-rock/post-metal approach. Endless Twilight of [...]

February 27, 2021 Lara Brito 0

EXIMPERITUS – Šahrartu

EXIMPERITUS – Šahrartu

Hailing from Belarus, technical death metal masters Eximperitus have recorded two demos, a debut album, an EP, and a compilation. Back in 2019, they released a single “Tahâdu”, which is a song taken from this record. Now they are back with their brutal and crushing death metal sound once again. In this new album, there [...]

February 15, 2021 Vladimir Cinkovic Comments Off on EXIMPERITUS – Šahrartu

MARTVL NIGHTY RAVENHEART- Zool

MARTVL NIGHTY RAVENHEART- Zool

In fact, not much is known about Martvl Nighty Ravenheart, a trio from Wölf near Eiterfeld (Germany) in Hessia, who have committed themselves to nothing more than a revolution in the metal scene with their debut album “Zool”. With a total of 8 tracks they go straight to the limit and don’t take any prisoners, [...]

February 10, 2021 Elsa Marques Comments Off on MARTVL NIGHTY RAVENHEART- Zool

GAEREA – Limbo

GAEREA – Limbo

Gaerea it’s a Portuguese black metal band founded in 2016. With two albums and one EP released in their four-year career, the evolution as musicians it’s incredible and made them known around the world. Their second album, “Limbo”, was released on the 20th July 2020. Gaerea’s songs don’t speak about Satan or Antichrist – as [...]

January 4, 2021 Lara Brito 0

CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX – Ellengaest

CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX – Ellengaest

Every band’s name has its story and when Crippled Black Phoenix chose their name, they had no idea that it would fit them so well in the future. Crippled, without a male lead vocalist and keyboardist, at the beginning of “Ellengaest” tracking, the band still rose from what might have looked like ashes, as a [...]

December 1, 2020 Carolina Ventura Comments Off on CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX – Ellengaest

AUÐN –  Vökudraumsins Fangi

AUÐN –  Vökudraumsins Fangi

Auðn is an atmospheric black metal band from Iceland. Maybe it’s the culture or the climate or the volcanoes, but currently Iceland is one of the most interesting countries in the black metal scene. After an exciting first release in 2014 and an excellent second release in 2017 (“Farvegir fyrndar”) which confirmed all expectations, Auðn [...]

November 25, 2020 João Osório 0

ENSLAVED – Utgard

ENSLAVED – Utgard

As an Enslaved fan I was super excited with their new release, with almost 30 years of career and three years after “E” the norwegian group released their fifth album Utgard. In every album they try to introduce to the listener some histories about the nordic culture –  Utgard is no exception, referring to the [...]

November 11, 2020 Lara Brito Comments Off on ENSLAVED – Utgard

VICTIMS OF CONTAGION – Lamentations of the Flesh Bound

VICTIMS OF CONTAGION – Lamentations of the Flesh Bound

While a lot of music fans are going through 2020’s new releases, some are still talking about last year releases and what maybe swept under their radar. Lamentations of the Flesh Bound is the debut full-length of the 6-piece technical death metal band from Pittsburgh (PA, United States). The album was released through Satanath Records [...]

November 2, 2020 David Chuva Comments Off on VICTIMS OF CONTAGION – Lamentations of the Flesh Bound