Tag Archives: Portuguese Metal

Metal Review – Heavenwood – Abyss Masterpiece (2011)

Formed in 1992 under the name Disgorged, Heavenwood quickly established themselves as one of the most important Portuguese bands, alongside of Moonspell. Despite the tragedy that struck them when their former bassist committed suicide in 1995, Heavenwood signed to Massacre Records and released two albums in the late half of the 1990’s. Diva and Swallow

Metal Review – Ava Inferi – Onyx (2011)

Ava Inferi was created in Almada, Portugal, by guitarist and songwriter Rune Eriksen (aka Blasphemer, Mayhem). The debut album, Burdens, was released in January 2006. Portugal’s Ava Inferi is back with another release displaying their dark, cold, gothic style of Portuguese Metal. Vocalist Carmen Susana Simões’ voice is as beautiful as ever on this release