Thursday 24th September 2020,
The Black Planet

Albums Reviews

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

Tales For The Unspoken – CO2

Tales For The Unspoken – CO2

CO2 is the second album of the Portuguese band Tales for the Unspoken, practitioners of a mixture of Death metal with some of Thrash and groove. This album is an evolution of the previous full-length, with a more aggressive and direct sound. While in the first album we find some tribal, reggae and melodic elements, [...]

June 10, 2015 João Osório 0

Leprous – The Congregation

Leprous – The Congregation

 Leprous, since their first release “Aeolia” almost 10 years ago, were never much of a band that followed any rules. After their major breakthrough the band just kept on rising and challenging the way we see progressive music now a days, and their latest release, “The Congregation”, is a fine example of that. The group that [...]

June 4, 2015 Rita Limede 0

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