Sunday 21st July 2019,
The Black Planet

Albums Reviews

DRAKKAR –  Diabolical Empathy

DRAKKAR –  Diabolical Empathy

With the huge amount of metal albums that are released daily it is natural that some of very good metal albums go unnoticed. This is the case of “Diabolical Empathy” by Drakkar. This power/speed metal Belgian band was born in 1983 and they released their first album in 1988 after which they temporarily dismembered the band. [...]

February 10, 2019 João Osório 0

ROTTING CHRIST – The Heretics

ROTTING CHRIST – The Heretics

There are bands that throughout their history developed their own sound, easily recognizable for those familiar with their discography, in this case a unique style of riffing and rhythm guitars. This is the case of Rotting Christ and others like Behemoth, Amorphis and Amon Amarth. “The Heretics”, the 13th album released by Rotting Christ, summarizes [...]

February 6, 2019 João Osório 0

NECANDI HOMINES – Black Hole (EP)

NECANDI HOMINES – Black Hole (EP)

Necandi Homines is an Italian outfit hailing from Iesi, a town skimming the coast of the Adriatic Sea. They play a mix of slow-paced doom metal, old-school black metal and experimental/avant-garde music. Black Hole is the third release from the band in their eleven years of history, but comes just a bit over a year after their [...]

February 4, 2019 Sérgio Pelado Comments Off on NECANDI HOMINES – Black Hole (EP)

SEVENTH GENOCIDE – SVNTH

SEVENTH GENOCIDE – SVNTH

Seventh Genocide is an atmospheric black metal band from Italy. Their latest full length, “Toward Akina”, had a quite good acceptance from the audience and they recently returned with the EP called “SVNTH” released via Third-I-Rex label. This 4 piece record starts with ‘Through Woods and Fire’ a song that can be described as balancing [...]

January 28, 2019 Kasper Pasinski , Comments Off on SEVENTH GENOCIDE – SVNTH

MAYHEM – Grand Declaration Of War

MAYHEM – Grand Declaration Of War

This 2018 reissue of “Grand Declaration Of War”, Mayhem’s most effective as well as controversial album to date, is a good occasion to raw back into the river of memories towards the year 2000 – when it was originally released. This has been the album that provoked cries of alienation and disrespect. To be honest [...]

January 27, 2019 Gabriele Frontini Comments Off on MAYHEM – Grand Declaration Of War

DIRTY RAVEN – Rust For Blue

DIRTY RAVEN – Rust For Blue

This rock n’ roll trio from Marne, France is sure to get a few heads banging! Dirty Raven’s dirty mix of grunge, punk, alternative rock and stoner. It is without a doubt an interesting and explosive concoction which is sure to fill the hunger of heavy and groovy music. Their latest EP, titled “Rust For [...]

December 19, 2018 Ricardo Pereira Comments Off on DIRTY RAVEN – Rust For Blue

VOR – Depravador

VOR – Depravador

VOR is a Spanish sludge duo which released their second full length album, “Depravador” this year via Third I Rex label. This album consists of 7 main tracks plus 2 bonuses. It all starts with the album ‘s title track – ‘Depravador’. A 9 minutes song of uncompromised rusty noise. The track builds up on [...]

December 4, 2018 Kasper Pasinski 0

SVARTIDAUÐI – Revelations Of The Red Sword

SVARTIDAUÐI – Revelations Of The Red Sword

Revelations of the Red Sword is the sophomore LP effort by the Icelandic blasphemers Svartidauði. The album is to be released on December 3rd on Ván Records, coming six years after the very celebrated Flesh Cathedral. Note that this Satanic Vikings have not been idling, with three EPs released in between both albums, each of [...]

December 3, 2018 Sérgio Pelado 0

MILS – We Fight / We Love

MILS – We Fight / We Love

Mils is a French band from Montpellier, that presented a mixture of rock, new wave and industrial with small hints of few other genres. Their latest record ‘We Fight I We Love’ was released on the 17th of May, 2017 in cooperation with the Doowet Agency. The record starts with ‘Come Home’, an easy to listen, [...]

November 30, 2018 Kasper Pasinski 0

HORRENDOUS – Idol

HORRENDOUS – Idol

 Sunny Philadelphia often births certain musical acts which are the antithesis of their habitat, as is the case with Horrendous. This death metal group has captured the attention of the international metal community by signing with one of the labels industry’s titans, Season Of Mist, who released their fourth full-length album, “Idol”. But are Horrendous [...]

November 26, 2018 Ricardo Pereira Comments Off on HORRENDOUS – Idol

BENEATH A GODLESS SKY – Beneath A Godless Sky

BENEATH A GODLESS SKY – Beneath A Godless Sky

First of all, let me just say that “Beneath A Godless Sky” is about as kickass as band names usually get. Let’s see if the sound matches the tag! This Parisian progressive metal outfit released a debut self-titled EP that, in their own words, mixes “Progressive, Heavy and Melodic” elements in order to illustrate their [...]

November 21, 2018 Ricardo Pereira Comments Off on BENEATH A GODLESS SKY – Beneath A Godless Sky

SHELTHER – When Comes The Flee

SHELTHER – When Comes The Flee

There are some music sub-genres which are not easy to review. Ambient/Drone releases are a good example. Due to its minimalist nature and structure, analyzing something which sometimes doesn’t seem to have a real beginning nor end is a troublesome challenge. Still, anyone can listen to this kind of music, enjoy some and dislike others. [...]

November 21, 2018 Filipe Gomes , Comments Off on SHELTHER – When Comes The Flee

THE WAY OF PURITY – The Majesty of Your Becoming

THE WAY OF PURITY – The Majesty of Your Becoming

The Way Of Purity are an industrial metal outfit with absolutely no fear of making reporters lives harder by purposely providing little to no information about their country of origin and members, with the exception of their artistic personas. These arguably noble anti-aesthetic ideals, deeply rooted in the band’s modus operandi, are accompanied by their representative [...]

November 6, 2018 Ricardo Pereira Comments Off on THE WAY OF PURITY – The Majesty of Your Becoming

DEICIDE – Overtures of Blasphemy

DEICIDE – Overtures of Blasphemy

A respectable amount of particularly morbid and insane details come to mind when one thinks of Deicide. This band has been marked by controversy ever since its inception, most of it due to frontman Glenn Benton’s “peculiar” ways of expressing himself, to put it mildly. Even though, Deicide seem to have mostly left their well-known [...]

October 12, 2018 Ricardo Pereira Comments Off on DEICIDE – Overtures of Blasphemy