Tuesday 10th December 2019,
The Black Planet

Albums Reviews

Svartgren – Prazan grob

Svartgren – Prazan grob

 What do you know about Serbian Black Metal? The Stone? Darkness Rising Festival?  If that’s just it, let us introduce you SVARTGREN. First  of all its frontman was the main organiser of the mentioned festival.  Second because you will find in their first full length “Prazan grob” a fast  piece, congregating in one effort a [...]

April 20, 2015 Lucifer 0

Keep Of Kalessin – Epistemology

Keep Of Kalessin – Epistemology

5 years have passed since Keep Of Kalessin’s previous album “Reptilian” hit the shelves. In the meantime, screamer Thebon left the band, the band (now as a trio) released an EP entitled “Introspection” expressing what the band was, probably, going through at that time. Now a new studio effort has been released: “Epistemology” doesn’t bring [...]

April 16, 2015 Filipe Gomes 0

Decline of the I – Rebellion

Decline of the I – Rebellion

 “Rebellion” is the second release by Decline of the I, via Agonia Records, a label known to bet on some of the best pearls the European underground scene has to offer, and one of the finest examples of what is done in the post-black metal scene. The intro track, “Lowe degree of God’s might” sets [...]

March 7, 2015 Rita Limede 0

Neoplasmah – Auguring the Dusk of a New Era

Neoplasmah – Auguring the Dusk of a New Era

 “Auguring the Dusk of a New Era” is the long awaited return of the portuguese group Neoplasmah. And what a blast this comeback is! It’s a very harmoniously combination of brutality and melody, that keeps you interested from start to finish. Tracks like “Auguring the Dusk of a New Era”, “Startgate to Infinity” and “Miry [...]

February 9, 2015 Rita Limede 0

U.D.O. – Decadent

U.D.O. – Decadent

 Do you lack heavy metal in your life? Master U.D.O. will surely show you a thing or two when it comes to deliver old school heavy metal and great songs full of passion, class, and brilliancy with his new album “Decadent”. This man, with a voice you can recognize in anywhere you listen it, once [...]

February 9, 2015 Daniel Lemminkainen 0

Finsterforst – Mach Dich Frei

Finsterforst – Mach Dich Frei

 One of the bands that I was certainly looking forward for the new album was this “Mach Dich Frei” from the one of most powerful pagan metal bands Finsterforst. And what a discharge! Prepare yourself cause you’ve got something epic coming your way, with the formula that you already know: strong guitars, epic melodies, very [...]

February 9, 2015 Rita Limede 0

Blind Guardian – Beyond the Red Mirror

Blind Guardian – Beyond the Red Mirror

 There’s one kind of bands, the immortal ones, that due the amount of talent of each member can produce sonic pearls no matter the state of inspiration that they’re in. Blind Guardian is just one of those bands. Maybe because the last album was probably one of the best of their career, and the long [...]

February 9, 2015 Rita Limede 0

Battle Beast – Unholy Savior

Battle Beast – Unholy Savior

 The lions from Finnish heavy metal are back! At the 3rd album “Unholy Savior” they promise to stand their ground no matter what and this time, they’ve explored a bit more their 80’s roots, that can go from very straight forward heavy metal like from example on “Lionheart”, “Unholy Savior”, “I Want the World… And [...]

February 9, 2015 Rita Limede 0

Marduk – Frontschwein

Marduk – Frontschwein

New album from Marduk and another album about Second World War, but not in the vein of the “Panzer Division Marduk”. The only connection with the old album is the song “503”, that is the follow-up to 502 Panzer. “Frontschwein” is fast, raw and sometimes melodic, but it also features some slower songs more focused on [...]

February 2, 2015 João Osório 0

Scorpio Doctrine – “Via Liminalis”

Scorpio Doctrine – “Via Liminalis”

Scorpio Doctrine is a Finnish duo practicing an interesting and well done mix of Neo-folk and Martial Industrial music. They first work is an EP with 4 songs released by Saturn Records in December 2014. The first song is more epic with the synthesized trumpets making an enhancement against the acoustic guitars. The voice on [...]

January 20, 2015 João Osório 0

Archgoat – The Apocalyptic Triumphator

Archgoat – The Apocalyptic Triumphator

  Ever you ever thought that raw black metal days were over just because the same riff was played over and over again? For some bands maybe… not the case of Archgoat. Finland has been for more than a decade a home where the old meets the new in a strange cozy fashion, as you [...]

January 8, 2015 Daniel Lemminkainen 0

Taake – Stridens Hus

Taake – Stridens Hus

This is black metal! From out of the Norwegian fog, Stridens Hus hails the return of one of the best black metal nowadays. Don´t expect this to be a step further or something unique, apparently, the only thing that matters here is to return to the origins, still keeping the sound that we’re familiar with. [...]

December 1, 2014 Rita Limede 0

AC/DC – Rock or Bust

AC/DC – Rock or Bust

New album but the same good old fashion rock n’roll vibe from down under still remains the same. Guess no one expects anything that much new when it comes to a historical band like this with so much to tell, so much done so far, and still despite the age they kickin’ it old school. [...]

December 1, 2014 Rita Limede 0

Sólstafir – Ótta

Sólstafir – Ótta

What is heavy music? What defines heavy music? Is it only a killer distortion riff? Is it only a supersonic drum? Hmm… not quite sure. Could sweet melodies that seemed to be played at a distance far away from here hit you like a rock? Can a guitar that breaks out from the silent dark [...]

November 23, 2014 Rita Limede 0