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EPs Reviews

VARG – Götterdämmerung

VARG – Götterdämmerung

Varg is a Germanic band, who plays melodic death metal with a pagan theme. Their name is inspired by Norse mythology and means “Wolf”.  Formed back in 2005 by the guitarist Freki and drummer Fenrier, the band has released 5 studio albums, so far. After 2016’s “Das Ende alter Lügen” by Napalm Records, it only [...]

Julho 20, 2017 Melissa Poseyydon 0

BLACK HOLE GENERATOR – A Requiem for Terra

BLACK HOLE GENERATOR – A Requiem for Terra

Black Hole Generator was formed in 2006 as a solo project from the charismatic Vulture Industries‘ lead man and long-time Taake and Helheim producer Bjørnar E. Nilsen. Their debut album “Black Karma” (Ars Magna Recordings) saw the light of day back in 2006, with the participation on guitars of Dreggen (Aeternus, Taake, Deathcon, Grimfist and Slavia). After ten years hiatus, “A Requiem for Terra” album [...]

Fevereiro 22, 2017 Elsa Marques , 0

LEAVING PASSENGER – When It’s Done

LEAVING PASSENGER – When It’s Done

Despite caming from the hexagon of the old continent, LEAVING PASSENGER, seem to be jettisoned straight from the marican suburbia of the turn of the millenium. In fact, they’re as american nu-metal, as you can get. Going through the EP seemed as jourey back in time, to my adolescence years, when the music was linear, [...]

Janeiro 4, 2017 Refugee , 0

AANOD – Yesterday Comes Tomorrow

AANOD – Yesterday Comes Tomorrow

As cryptic as the title “Yesterday Comes Tomorrow” may sound, its content is crystal clear – honest metalcore. This is the third release by Aanod, once again in EP format, and probably the one with most impact, so it seems the path for a debut full-length record is finally paved. Combining death growls with clean [...]

Novembro 15, 2016 RenataLino , 0

GHOST – Popestar (EP)

GHOST – Popestar (EP)

 Coming out of nowhere, Ghost have unveild another EP, titled “Popestar”, just one year after the release of their third acclaimed record “Meliora”. The satanic consul has given the world five new songs, for all of us to hear and appreciate, wherever we feel comfortable in. “Square Hammer” is an instant winner, catchy and undoubtedly, [...]

Outubro 21, 2016 Daniel Lemminkainen , 0

HARMONIC GENERATOR – Flesh

HARMONIC GENERATOR – Flesh

Although seemingly newcomers, and wit their 2nd EP on board, the french quintet Harmonic Generator have been on the road for quite a while. And like the rules of rock n’ roll they’re still thriving, unreckoned, unfortunately. Here is one of those bands that truly deserve promotion and credit, despite the fact that the sound [...]

Outubro 9, 2016 Refugee , 0

BARÚS – Barús

BARÚS – Barús

Just when you thought you couldn’t find something fresh among the hundreds of albums that are released every week, Barús proves us wrong. This first record shows that once in a while, a gem pops out of the pile of copycats. Even though this is only a sample of what the band is focused on, [...]

Outubro 6, 2016 Mutiilator , 0

KHASM – Fenris

KHASM – Fenris

If you are thinking this is another pagan metal EP because of its artwork and title? Once again, it proves that you should never judge a book by its cover. KHASM is a French band and in its essence categorised as a death metal band, that tends to fuse hardcore elements in their sonority. They released their [...]

Outubro 1, 2016 Daniel Lemminkainen , 0