A mixed bag of metal styles, from thrash to black-n-roll, on the Nijmegen leg of Abbath’s Outstrider (Season of Mist) tour with 1349, Vltimas and Nuclear hit Doornroosje and it was awesome!
Svarttjern remain dedicated to True Norwegian Black Metal and, if anything, are even more steadfast in their delivery of fast, heavy paeans to ancient acts of obscenity and venery on Shame Is Just a Word (Soulseller Records).
The Finnish black metal outfit Marras have unleashed their debut record, Where Light Comes to Die (Spread Evil). Considering the plethora of Finnish black metal offered, does it manage to stand out among the crowd?
The second full-length solo project from Norway’s Abbath, Outstrider (Season of Mist), is a shining example of what black ‘n roll should be: a balanced offering of icy bleakness and fast, rhythmic riffing that injects a much-needed jolt of impassioned celebration into a scene that takes itself far too seriously.
Mardom (out April 12th via War Anthem Records) reinvents no wheels, but the powerful nostalgia it conjures of early 1990s second-wave Scandinavian black metal is a breath of frigid and nihilistic air that does Germany’s Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult proud.
Viewed holistically, Nyctophilia’s Ad Mortem Et Tenebrae is an enjoyable black metal listen, but not a memorable one, despite its authentic efforts at second-wave mimicry.
Void Ritual’s Death is Peace represents the sharp end of grief, the white-hot anger that broils and writhes and lashes out, and yet is tempered by the depressing fact of one’s own inevitable demise.
Northern Chaos Gods may be a “safe” album, playing purely to the strengths of the Immortal legacy, but don’t take it as a negative criticism: this is still a monster of a record.
Norwegian black metal legends Immortal have unveiled the music video for the title track from their latest album Northern Chaos Gods.
Black metal legends Immortal have announced a release date for their upcoming new album ‘Northern Chaos Gods’.
Abigor’s Höllenzwang is a harrowing journey of a record – running the gamut from frostbitten graveside dirges to blistering calls to war.
NYC hard rockers Eve To Adam have just released their second single, “Immortal,” off of their September 17th releasing album, Locked & Loaded. The new album was produced by multiple notable producers including Dave Bassett (Shinedown, Halestorm), Eric Bass (Shinedown), and Elvis Baskette (Puddle of Mudd, Alter Bridge, Chevelle).
Bred for destruction, this collective force converges in a collision of decibel heavy harmony, thrash, doom, classic rock, and formal orchestral works. Bear witness to the lightning that is Hull. Forged in the sweat-laden depths of darkest Brooklyn, Hull materializes as a massive entity storming stages and immersing their audiences…