Friday 20th September 2019,
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Albums Reviews

Au Dessus – End of Chapter

Au Dessus – End of Chapter

Au-Dessus is a Lithuanian band formed in 2014. After the release of a self-titled EP that received very positive reviews, in 2017 they released the debut album “End of Chapter”. Keeping this simple, what we have here is a great post-black metal album. But calling it post-metal doesn’t do justice to the music, since we [...]

September 3, 2019 João Osório Comments Off on Au Dessus – End of Chapter

GLOSON – Mara

GLOSON – Mara

Gloson are a quartet (former quintet) from Sweden who seem to be devout apostles of the millennial “NeurIsis” post-sludge metal sound. Focusing on a modern production, the first band that might pop to mind when listening to “Mara” is fellow Swedes Cult of Luna. Fans of Adimiron and Gaerea shall also find something to sink [...]

July 12, 2019 Sérgio Pelado , Comments Off on GLOSON – Mara

HEY SATAN – Orange Moon

HEY SATAN – Orange Moon

 Hey Satan is a stoner rock trio from Lausanne, Switzerland. The band released their second full length album called ‘Orange Moon’ via Cold Smoke Records on the 5th of April 2019. The record starts with ‘Housewife Blues’, a catchy song mainly due to a repetitive and jumpy guitar riff. The drums section fills the space between the [...]

July 11, 2019 Kasper Pasinski Comments Off on HEY SATAN – Orange Moon

ABBATH – Outstrider

ABBATH – Outstrider

The almighty Abbath returns! Three years after his debut solo album ‘Abbath’ that followed the split of Immortal, the charismatic guitarist returns with ‘Outstrider’. The album was released via Season Of Mist on the beginning of the month. From the very beginning ‘Outstrider’ proves not to disappoint. The opening track ‘Calm in Ire (Of Hurricane)’ starts [...]

July 9, 2019 Kasper Pasinski Comments Off on ABBATH – Outstrider

VOUS AUTRES – Champ du Sang

VOUS AUTRES – Champ du Sang

Formed in France in 2017, the self-proclaimed Blackened Sludge duo Vous Autres released their first LP Champ du Sang on April 8th 2019. Needless to say, Metal bands from France, especially Black Metal ones, are the best at their craft in the discomfort area. Just listen to Deathspell Omega for instance, there’s always something unhealthy [...]

June 18, 2019 Michael Parent Comments Off on VOUS AUTRES – Champ du Sang

SAINT VITUS – Saint Vitus

SAINT VITUS – Saint Vitus

Saint Vitus is undoubtedly one of the doom metal pioneers. The band leaded by Dave Chandler is returning with Scott Reagers to release their self-titled album (second in their discography). The album is set for release on May 17th by Season of Mist. The record starts with the slow distorted guitar sounds of ‘Remains’. Dave [...]

May 15, 2019 Kasper Pasinski Comments Off on SAINT VITUS – Saint Vitus

VOZ DE NENHUM – Sublimation

VOZ DE NENHUM – Sublimation

In Metal circles, one can meet all kinds of opinions on a plethora of topics. Take for instance one genre: Black Metal. Some purists will say that the genre started and died with Venom, Bathory, and Celtic Frost aka the First Wave of Black Metal. While, cultists,I mean kvltists, will celebrate Darkthrone, Mayhem and Emperor [...]

April 15, 2019 Michael Parent Comments Off on VOZ DE NENHUM – Sublimation

MOONSHADE – Sun Dethroned

MOONSHADE – Sun Dethroned

Moonshade – a Portuguese melodic death band – has been around for some time, however, with the release of their debut album “Sun Dethroned”, they have truly shown their quality. The album was released via Art Gates Records. The evolution since the release of their first EP “The Path of Redemption” back in 2010, has [...]

April 4, 2019 Rita Limede Comments Off on MOONSHADE – Sun Dethroned

AEPHANEMER – Prokopton

AEPHANEMER – Prokopton

The melodic death metal band Aephanemer was founded in 2014 by Martin Hamiche and in 2015 he recruited the remaining elements of the band. In 2016 they released a first album, “Memento Mori”, and three years later we have in our hands the second studio effort by this French group. Not having listened to the [...]

April 3, 2019 João Osório Comments Off on AEPHANEMER – Prokopton

1349 – Dødskamp

1349 – Dødskamp

Masters of the pure Norwegian black metal, 1349, are coming back with a new single ‘Dødskamp’ which will be released by Season Of Mist on the 5th of April. The song was recorded as a tribute to Edvard Munch’s painting called ‘Dødskamp’ (what can be translated to ‘Death Struggle’). It is not a surprise that this [...]

April 2, 2019 Elsa Marques Comments Off on 1349 – Dødskamp

TIME LURKER – Time Lurker

TIME LURKER – Time Lurker

Time Lurker is a French one man band, born in 2014 by the hands of Mick, the multi-instrumentalist and mastermind behind this project. In 2017 Time Lurker released its homonymous debut album. What we have here is an excellent work of atmospheric black metal with some post black metal and little bit of shoegaze. The [...]

March 29, 2019 João Osório Comments Off on TIME LURKER – Time Lurker

DAUTHUZ – Destined For Death

DAUTHUZ – Destined For Death

Dauthuz is a Dutch death metal band born in 2015. Despite being a new band, both founders played in death metal bands back in the 90s. Dennis Jak played in Nembrionic and Consolation, while Hans Bijland played in Deity’s Flesh. In 2016 Dauthuz released an EP with four songs and in 2017 the debut album [...]

March 28, 2019 João Osório Comments Off on DAUTHUZ – Destined For Death

TWO TRAINS LEFT – Sorry & Pathetic

TWO TRAINS LEFT – Sorry & Pathetic

The French pop punk band – “Two Trains Left” debuts with a record called ‘Sorry & Pathetic’. This EP consisting of 6 catchy pop rock songs maintained in punk aesthetics was released in cooperation with Dooweet Agency. The first single released to promote this record was ‘Broke Me Again’. This is a catchy song that [...]

March 14, 2019 Kasper Pasinski Comments Off on TWO TRAINS LEFT – Sorry & Pathetic

LORD SHADES – The Uprising of Namwell 

LORD SHADES – The Uprising of Namwell 

Lord Shades is a French melodic black / death metal band born in 2001 but only in 2008 they released their first album. In December of 2017 they released their third album “The Uprising of Namwell”, the last of a trilogy started in 2008. Not having heard the two previous albums, I must say that this is [...]

February 26, 2019 João Osório 0