Friday 14th August 2020,
The Black Planet

Albums Reviews

Motorhead – Bad Magic

Motorhead – Bad Magic

 Celebrating 40 years, Lemmy and company could just launch another best of to rip money out of their fans, but we all know Lemmy and luckly for all of us that was not what he had in mind. 40 years of noise, rock n’roll, thunder and lightning, electricity, a lot of deaf ears, and we [...]

August 24, 2015 Daniel Lemminkainen 0

The Long Escape – The Warning Signal

The Long Escape – The Warning Signal

Continental European prog is alive and well and finding new ways and sounds to strive in all so crowded metal scene. While we’re coming to notice some relative minor bands are trying to come out of the overwhelming influence of legends like Dream Theater and Opeth(such as Periphery), The Long Escape is a recognizable good effort for such [...]

August 12, 2015 Lucifer 0

Gutalax – Shit Happens

Gutalax – Shit Happens

After one full length record and two splits, the czech goregrind group Gutalax, a band I’ve been following for a long time, the band have finally release their second album, “Shit Happens”, which I was very curious to listen to. It comes with 16 tracks, and three of them have special guests, full with flatulent [...]

August 10, 2015 Rita Limede 0

FUNERARY – Starless Aeon

FUNERARY – Starless Aeon

The United States have been providing us with some of the most extreme doom metal of recent years. And FUNERARY is another collective you should catapult directly to the very top of that list. This first full length “Starless Aeon” contains 34 minutes of pure dark energy that will suck your strengths till the very [...]

August 8, 2015 Lucifer 0

FAITH NO MORE – Sol Invictus

FAITH NO MORE – Sol Invictus

Well, it’s a tradition. Every new year we eagerly wait for the great comebackers of the season. This has been already a prodigious year in that aspect. On the alternative genre, Blur has presented their reunion album, and on the (also alternative) metal side, was up to Faith No More to perform that task. For [...]

July 30, 2015 Lucifer 0

NAÏVE – Altra

NAÏVE – Altra

Naïve reminds me a lot of a new wave of Prog-metal that depicted the progressive scene in the early 00’s, to which OSI, Pendulum, Anathema (during their metamorphosis) or mainly Isis were the banner bearers. With a more European approach to it, the toulouseans, march on to their 3rd album with an attitude of resilience. [...]

July 29, 2015 Lucifer 0

MUSE – Drones

MUSE – Drones

Muse is probably one of those bands that marked the 21st century, and will be talked for centuries to come. However, Muse’s path to success does not come without its share of controversy, and hard core fans’ deception. Even so, despite the success that made early time band followers displeased, that sort of critics is [...]

July 16, 2015 Vasco Baptista 0

Boar – Veneficae

Boar – Veneficae

inland is not a country much known for its scene Stoner / Sludge. However, this does not mean that, from time to time, something remarkable won’t arise from the underground. Boar is a carefree band from Oulu in central Finland, and presents their second album “Veneficae” released by Lost Pilgrim Records. After the first listening, [...]

July 10, 2015 Filipe Gomes 0

In Cauda Venenum – In Cauda Venenum

In Cauda Venenum – In Cauda Venenum

Nowadays, in a scenario where there is a boom of musical releases around the world, it is hard to find something that grabs us right from the beginning and make us want to listen to it repeatedly. Occasionally, the underground scene surprises us with new and unknown projects, loaded with good ideas, originality and quality. [...]

July 7, 2015 Filipe Gomes 1

Jarun – Pod Niebem Utkanym Z Popiolu

Jarun – Pod Niebem Utkanym Z Popiolu

“Pod Niebem Utkanym Z Popiolu”, is the second full-length release of the young polish group Jarun. They started as a one man project of Zagreus in 2008, until it merged into a band. The record is black metal in its essence, but what makes it stand out are the folk and progressive influences. Poland in [...]

July 1, 2015 Rita Limede 0

Soldier – The Great Western Oligarchy

Soldier – The Great Western Oligarchy

Ten years after forming, Asturian Spaniards Soldier released their second original album. “The Great Western Oligarchy” presents us a fine crop of thrash metal heavily influenced by American thrash from the late 80’s and beginning of the 90’s, with Megadeth being the main influence. Alternating between fast songs with portentous and solid riffs and a [...]

June 29, 2015 Filipe Gomes 0

Soldier – Gas Powered Jesus

Soldier – Gas Powered Jesus

Coming from Spain and born in 2005, Soldier released their first studio album after three successful demos that helped the band gain notoriety in Spain (“Killin D’emo”, “Justice” and “Meet Your Society”). Their first album entitled “Gas Powered Jesus” was released independently and shows a very professional attitude and sound, a Heavy / Thrash record [...]

June 29, 2015 Filipe Gomes 0

Immortal Souls – Wintermetal

Immortal Souls – Wintermetal

This Finnish band formed in 1991 (but only 10 years later, a full-length album was released), released this year their fifth original album. After a brief but beautiful intro with clean guitars, the album kicks off with “Calm before the Snowstorm”, a rather not calm song which pretty much shows off what the other eight [...]

June 10, 2015 Filipe Gomes 0

Ereb Altor – Nattramn

Ereb Altor – Nattramn

The Swedes released their fifth full-length album of originals entitled “Nattramn”. Containing in its formation members who also belong to the band of Epic Doom Isole, this quartet released their most complete album to date. In the previous two records, an approach to black metal sounds and a progressive blurring of Isole’s Doomish influences generated [...]

June 10, 2015 João Osório 0