Friday 18th October 2019,
The Black Planet

Albums Reviews

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

Anaal Nathrakh – Desideratum

Anaal Nathrakh – Desideratum

Are your parents and neighbors at home? Nice, put this on. There’s nothing better once a while than an Anaal Nathrak album, and the new one “Desideratum” is basically what we can find in a band like this: chaos, disorder, destruction, hatred, insanity, apocalypse, all in one place. No one does it better than these [...]

November 23, 2014 Rita Limede 0

Primordial – Where Greater Men Have Fallen

Primordial – Where Greater Men Have Fallen

Primordial are one of those bands that no need any introduction because we know that something epic this way comes. “Where Greater Men Have Fallen” is not only what we could expect of them, but also an exercise of consciousness regarding the times we live in, based on examples of ages long gone. You can [...]

November 23, 2014 Rita Limede 0

Bloodbath – Grand Morbid Funeral

Bloodbath – Grand Morbid Funeral

I wasn´t very excited when the first 2 advanced songs “United In Pain” and the title track “Grand Morbid Funeral” came out along the news that Nick Holmes would be the vocalist in this new album. The ideia I had from Bloodbath is that would a band of friends reviving their old days and play [...]

November 21, 2014 Rita Limede 0

At The Gates – At War With Reality

At The Gates – At War With Reality

In a year that is marked by the return of some of sacred monsters of Swedish death metal like Entombed and Bloodbath, At The Gates didn’t want to stay behind and finally the new album “At War With Reality” saw the light of day, after successful tours since 2008 around the world. The sound is [...]

November 21, 2014 Rita Limede 0

Electric Wizard – Time To Die

Electric Wizard – Time To Die

“They wanna get high before they die”. Maybe it’s the most remarkable sentence of the new Eletric Wizard album “Time To Die” and it couldn’t make more since the proposing trip is to go far beyond the limits of distortion, smoke, and sub conscious evil. Find out the deeps of darkness in almost every song [...]

November 21, 2014 Rita Limede 0