Tuesday 10th December 2019,
The Black Planet

Albums Reviews

AEPHANEMER – Prokopton

AEPHANEMER – Prokopton

The melodic death metal band Aephanemer was founded in 2014 by Martin Hamiche and in 2015 he recruited the remaining elements of the band. In 2016 they released a first album, “Memento Mori”, and three years later we have in our hands the second studio effort by this French group. Not having listened to the [...]

April 3, 2019 João Osório Comments Off on AEPHANEMER – Prokopton

1349 – Dødskamp

1349 – Dødskamp

Masters of the pure Norwegian black metal, 1349, are coming back with a new single ‘Dødskamp’ which will be released by Season Of Mist on the 5th of April. The song was recorded as a tribute to Edvard Munch’s painting called ‘Dødskamp’ (what can be translated to ‘Death Struggle’). It is not a surprise that this [...]

April 2, 2019 Elsa Marques Comments Off on 1349 – Dødskamp

CEREMONY OF SILENCE – Oútis

CEREMONY OF SILENCE – Oútis

Ceremony of Silence are drummer, lyricist and cover artist Svjatogor, together with guitarist, bassist and vocalist Vilozof. The band debuted itself in the metal world with Oútis, out via Willowtip Records, but Svjatogor and Vilozof are not newbies in the extreme music scene. According to Ceremony of Silence’s words, Outis began as “[the] countless hours [...]

April 2, 2019 Sérgio Pelado Comments Off on CEREMONY OF SILENCE – Oútis

TIME LURKER – Time Lurker

TIME LURKER – Time Lurker

Time Lurker is a French one man band, born in 2014 by the hands of Mick, the multi-instrumentalist and mastermind behind this project. In 2017 Time Lurker released its homonymous debut album. What we have here is an excellent work of atmospheric black metal with some post black metal and little bit of shoegaze. The [...]

March 29, 2019 João Osório Comments Off on TIME LURKER – Time Lurker

DAUTHUZ – Destined For Death

DAUTHUZ – Destined For Death

Dauthuz is a Dutch death metal band born in 2015. Despite being a new band, both founders played in death metal bands back in the 90s. Dennis Jak played in Nembrionic and Consolation, while Hans Bijland played in Deity’s Flesh. In 2016 Dauthuz released an EP with four songs and in 2017 the debut album [...]

March 28, 2019 João Osório Comments Off on DAUTHUZ – Destined For Death

TWO TRAINS LEFT – Sorry & Pathetic

TWO TRAINS LEFT – Sorry & Pathetic

The French pop punk band – “Two Trains Left” debuts with a record called ‘Sorry & Pathetic’. This EP consisting of 6 catchy pop rock songs maintained in punk aesthetics was released in cooperation with Dooweet Agency. The first single released to promote this record was ‘Broke Me Again’. This is a catchy song that [...]

March 14, 2019 Kasper Pasinski Comments Off on TWO TRAINS LEFT – Sorry & Pathetic

LORD SHADES – The Uprising of Namwell 

LORD SHADES – The Uprising of Namwell 

Lord Shades is a French melodic black / death metal band born in 2001 but only in 2008 they released their first album. In December of 2017 they released their third album “The Uprising of Namwell”, the last of a trilogy started in 2008. Not having heard the two previous albums, I must say that this is [...]

February 26, 2019 João Osório 0

RANCORUM – The Vermin Shrine

RANCORUM – The Vermin Shrine

Romanian quintet Rancorum pledge their axes to the gods of old-school death metal. And what a helluva debut record they have crafted! “The Vermin Shrine” is plain, intoxicating death metal done the classic way. The guitars sound raw and punishingly loud, as soon as the first chugging riff fades in the mix. The production is [...]

February 26, 2019 Sérgio Pelado Comments Off on RANCORUM – The Vermin Shrine

ORDINUL NEGRU – Faustian Nights

ORDINUL NEGRU – Faustian Nights

Romanian Ordinul Negru has been active on the metal scene since 2004. The band started as a one man project and in order to allow Ordinul Negru to perform as a live act, it evolved into a full band in 2015. Their latest full length record entitled ‘Faustian Nights’ was released in collaboration with Loud [...]

February 11, 2019 Kasper Pasinski 0

DRAKKAR –  Diabolical Empathy

DRAKKAR –  Diabolical Empathy

With the huge amount of metal albums that are released daily it is natural that some of very good metal albums go unnoticed. This is the case of “Diabolical Empathy” by Drakkar. This power/speed metal Belgian band was born in 1983 and they released their first album in 1988 after which they temporarily dismembered the band. [...]

February 10, 2019 João Osório 0

ROTTING CHRIST – The Heretics

ROTTING CHRIST – The Heretics

There are bands that throughout their history developed their own sound, easily recognizable for those familiar with their discography, in this case a unique style of riffing and rhythm guitars. This is the case of Rotting Christ and others like Behemoth, Amorphis and Amon Amarth. “The Heretics”, the 13th album released by Rotting Christ, summarizes [...]

February 6, 2019 João Osório 0

NECANDI HOMINES – Black Hole (EP)

NECANDI HOMINES – Black Hole (EP)

Necandi Homines is an Italian outfit hailing from Iesi, a town skimming the coast of the Adriatic Sea. They play a mix of slow-paced doom metal, old-school black metal and experimental/avant-garde music. Black Hole is the third release from the band in their eleven years of history, but comes just a bit over a year after their [...]

February 4, 2019 Sérgio Pelado Comments Off on NECANDI HOMINES – Black Hole (EP)

SEVENTH GENOCIDE – SVNTH

SEVENTH GENOCIDE – SVNTH

Seventh Genocide is an atmospheric black metal band from Italy. Their latest full length, “Toward Akina”, had a quite good acceptance from the audience and they recently returned with the EP called “SVNTH” released via Third-I-Rex label. This 4 piece record starts with ‘Through Woods and Fire’ a song that can be described as balancing [...]

January 28, 2019 Kasper Pasinski , Comments Off on SEVENTH GENOCIDE – SVNTH

MAYHEM – Grand Declaration Of War

MAYHEM – Grand Declaration Of War

This 2018 reissue of “Grand Declaration Of War”, Mayhem’s most effective as well as controversial album to date, is a good occasion to raw back into the river of memories towards the year 2000 – when it was originally released. This has been the album that provoked cries of alienation and disrespect. To be honest [...]

January 27, 2019 Gabriele Frontini Comments Off on MAYHEM – Grand Declaration Of War