Tag Archives: Black Metal

Metal Review: Vorna – Ei Valo Minua Seuraa (2015)

Vorna - Ei Valo Minua Seuraa

Finland’s Vorna is back with their sophomore effort, Ei Valo Minua Seuraa, a collection of seven tracks of melodic brilliance and power. The band calls themselves a Pagan orchestra, but a term like that tends to leave a sour taste in our mouths feeling like the band would be more on the pretentious side of

Metal Review: Hegemon – The Hierarch (2015)

Hegemon - The Hierarch

French black metal band Hegemon is back with their fourth album, The Hierarch, the band’s first album in seven years. As expected, the band’s technical approach is still there and their layered sound is simply exquisite. Their sound is extremely atmospheric and entices the listener to take a trip to the land being described in

Metal Review: Sacrificium Carmen – Ikuisen Tulen Kammiossa (2015)

Sacrificium Carmen - Ikuisen Tulen Kammiossa

Finnish black metal outfit Sacrificium Carmen is a band that should become known very quickly if their debut album, Ikuisen Tulen Kammiossa, has anything to do with that. The band has a distinct black metal sound mixed with occult metal with an intensity not heard by every band out there. Basically, Sacrificium Carmen sound like

1349 Announces Tour Dates With Tombs and Full of Hell

1349

Norwegian black metal horde 1349 have announced a new North American tour. The “Chaos Raids U.S.A. 2016” tour kicks off on January 9, 2016 and gets support from Tombs and Full of Hell. Check out the full list of tour dates below. 1349 is touring in support of their latest album, “Massive Cauldron of Chaos.”

Metal Review: Abigail Williams – The Accuser (2015)

Abigail Williams - The Accuser

Extreme metal act Abigail Williams is back with their fourth full-length release, The Accuser, a collection of 8 tracks meant to pound the listener into submission. The album also offers some serious musical guest appearances from Charlie Fell (Lord Mantis, Nachtmystium, Cobalt), Will Lindsay (Wolves In The Throne Room, Nachtmystium, Indian), Jeff Wilson (Wolvhammer, ex

Metal Review: Dodsferd – Wastes of Life (2015)

Dodsferd - Wastes of Life

Greek depressive black metal band, once a one-man project from Wrath until 2009, has been around for nearly 15 years and has been quite busy over the years. The band has released 8 full-length releases and a slew of splits and EPs. With only a year since their latest release, the band comes at us

Satyricon Frontman Diagnosed With Brain Tumor

Satyricon

Shocking news coming from the Satyricon camp stating that dymanic frontman Sigurd “Satyr” Wongraven has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. His full official statement can be read down below. Based on his comments, he remains upbeat and we hope that all remains well. Satyr has released a statement via his Instagram account, writing: “I

Vreid Releases Video For Sólverv

Vreid - Sólverv

Norwegian black n roll band Vreid have released a video for the track “Sólverv,” the title track from their upcoming album. Sólverv is the band’s 7th album and is the follow-up to 2013’s Welcome Farewell (read the Welcome Farewell review). Please upgrade your browser Vreid – Sólverv Tracklisting 01. Haust 02. Sólverv 03. Geitaskadl 04.

Metal Review: Enslaved: In Times (2015)

Enslaved - In Times

Norwegian progressive metal band Enslaved are back with their 13th studio album In Times, their first album in three years, which is a huge gap for the Scandinavian band. From their early days of black metal, Enslaved has always held a special place in my heart. The band plays with an intensity that few bands

Song of the Week: Alcest: Percées de Lumière

Alcest: Écailles De Lune

“Percées de Lumière” is an amazing song performed French black metal band Alcest and appears on the album Écailles De Lune from 2010. The song’s title translates to Openings of Light. The track displays some of Neige’s most dynamic singing. As with most Alcest songs, the song is melodic, deep and layered with walls of