Monday 27th May 2019,
The Black Planet

Albums Reviews

CROSSFIRE – Drifting Ashore

CROSSFIRE – Drifting Ashore

  “Drifting Ashore” is the debut album of the French folk rock duo Crossfire. Together with The Black Planet we have a chance to break another border and review something totally different thanks to Dooweet Agency. Starting with the sound itself, its mostly calm acoustic guitars. They are accompanied by the nice, fair voices that can [...]

September 19, 2018 Kasper Pasinski Comments Off on CROSSFIRE – Drifting Ashore

AT THE GATES – To Drink From The Night Itself

AT THE GATES – To Drink From The Night Itself

Four years have passed since the critically acclaimed triumphant return of At The Gates, which in turn succeeded a twenty year long hiatus after the band left an undeniable mark on the 90’s with at least one genre-defining album and other great releases. At War With Reality (2014) left me with the feeling of greeting [...]

September 18, 2018 Ricardo Pereira Comments Off on AT THE GATES – To Drink From The Night Itself

OMNIUM GATHERUM – The Burning Cold

OMNIUM GATHERUM – The Burning Cold

  Melodic death metal has been in a slow yet constant freefall – both in terms of popularity and creativity – remaining somewhat of a shadow of its former glory set in the highly prolific and diverse 90´s and early 00’s. However, for those who did not simply hop on the bandwagon (pun intended) and [...]

September 14, 2018 Ricardo Pereira Comments Off on OMNIUM GATHERUM – The Burning Cold

FORMALIST – No One Will Shine Anymore

FORMALIST – No One Will Shine Anymore

The Italian band Formalist released their 3 piece debut album ‘No One Will Shine Anymore’ in March 2018 through the Third I Rex. The album consists of only 3 songs, but each of them is longer than 10 minutes. It all starts with a track called ‘Arson’. The quick and powerful sound of the guitars and scream immediately [...]

September 13, 2018 Kasper Pasinski Comments Off on FORMALIST – No One Will Shine Anymore

MADDER MORTEM – Marrow

MADDER MORTEM – Marrow

With each album, Madder Mortem have always managed to explore different moods and soundscapes while retaining their musical identity. “Marrow”, to be released on the 21st of September through Dark Essence Records, is no exception. It’s a departure from the heavier sounds of “Red In Tooth And Claw”. In fact, it’s a departure from any [...]

September 9, 2018 Luís Rodrigues Comments Off on MADDER MORTEM – Marrow

DEUS VERMIN – Monument Of Decay

DEUS VERMIN – Monument Of Decay

In this overpopulated scene, once in a while a band stands out from the rest. Whether it’s because of their unique image, or sonority, or simply because their music is incredibly good (or bad) and they get involved in some hype. Deus Vermin is one of those bands. Coming from the United Kingdom, formed in [...]

July 10, 2018 Filipe Gomes Comments Off on DEUS VERMIN – Monument Of Decay

NECROPHOBIC – Mark Of The Necrogram

NECROPHOBIC – Mark Of The Necrogram

Necrophobic could be compared to those 18th century diplomats who casually bargained with different sides, never taking a precise position. For Necrophobic these two positions are of course Death and Black Metal. “Mark Of The Necrogram” is the band’s 8th release and the 1st one under Century Media label. This album is special for this [...]

July 5, 2018 Gabriele Frontini Comments Off on NECROPHOBIC – Mark Of The Necrogram

KVAL – Kval

KVAL – Kval

Are you one of those persons that connect music with landscapes and paintings? And have you ever wondered what kind of sounds or soundtrack would fit a Caspar David Friedrich painting? As soon as I started listening to Kval’s self-titled debut full-length (Hypnotic Dirge Records – 2017), the first pictures that came into my mind [...]

July 3, 2018 Carolina Ventura Comments Off on KVAL – Kval

BLACKLAB – Under The Strawberry Moon 2.0

BLACKLAB – Under The Strawberry Moon 2.0

Japan is a country with a very different culture from the western countries. Its exports can sometimes be weird and unique, like some of the available varieties of KitKat chocolate bars. You either love them or hate them, but sometimes they can be truly amazing. Strangely enough there are quite a few great stoner doom [...]

July 2, 2018 Luís Rodrigues Comments Off on BLACKLAB – Under The Strawberry Moon 2.0

PATHOLOGY – Pathology

PATHOLOGY – Pathology

After three years of silence, Pathology, the brutal death metal outfit from California, brings us their ninth studio album. The self-titled “Pathology”, was released on Comatose Music Label, at the end of last year. The band had many lineup changes in its existence, but Dave Astor (the drummer), always remained as the original member and [...]

June 4, 2018 Luís Pinto Comments Off on PATHOLOGY – Pathology

KAMERA OBSCURA – The Final Cut

KAMERA OBSCURA – The Final Cut

Kamera Obscura is a French band that came into the scene in 2008. They describe their type of music as “Cinematic & Heavy”, but the sound is maintained mainly within industrial metal norms. Together with The Black Planet we have an opportunity to check their third and latest record ‘The Final Cut’. To be honest [...]

June 4, 2018 Kasper Pasinski Comments Off on KAMERA OBSCURA – The Final Cut

JUDAS PRIEST – Firepower

JUDAS PRIEST – Firepower

Who would guess that after all these years, Judas Priest would come back with one of their best albums. With a career that needs no introduction, here they are back once more! So, “Firepower” is the answer to all the pleas from the fans of classic heavy metal everywhere, with that old school feeling. Digging [...]

May 27, 2018 Daniel Lemminkainen Comments Off on JUDAS PRIEST – Firepower

DIMMU BORGIR – Eonian

DIMMU BORGIR – Eonian

It took 7 years for us to listen something new from the Dimmu Borgir camp. Celebrating the mark of 25 years of existence, their 10th album “Eonian” is a long waited record. Dimmu Borgir are a band that always took a step forward each time they’ve released an album, breaking barriers, and surprising with the [...]

May 22, 2018 Daniel Lemminkainen Comments Off on DIMMU BORGIR – Eonian

AMORPHIS – Queen of Time

AMORPHIS – Queen of Time

It has been almost 3 years since the last original release from the Finnish metal masters Amorphis came out. Now, with their new record, the listener will soon hear that it was well worth the wait. Their new album, called “Queen of Time”, it’s so full of details, and it’s so much more than just [...]

May 19, 2018 Daniel Lemminkainen Comments Off on AMORPHIS – Queen of Time