AETRANOK “Kingdoms Of The Black Sepulcher”

AETRANOK “Kingdoms Of The Black Sepulcher” (Symbol Of Domination) This is right up my alley. I am a huge fan of the really aggressive style of black metal that AETRANOK play. Nothing wrong with symphonic or any other form of black metal but this is too me the reason why black metal exist as a style. Toi play the most hateful and anti-Christian music possible. I am loving it. This is the kind of albums that can turn a shitty day into a really cool one. Anders Ekdahl Continue reading

AORNOS “The Great Scorn”

AORNOS “The Great Scorn” (Symbol Of Domination) Sometime the obvious stare you in the face and you don’t notice it at all. I am not saying that this Hungarian black metal band are entirely influenced by Mayhem but there are parts of this album that do remind of the great Norwegians. And that is not a bad feat to pull of. Mayhem is perhaps one of the weirdest non-weird black metal bands to ever have existed. They go their own way all the time. In contrast this is pretty ordinary compare to Mayhem. But it is good. So good that… Continue reading

AUTUMNWIND “Endless Fear”

AUTUMNWIND “Endless Fear” (Symbol Of Domination) How many metal bands do you know that come from Syria? I don’t think I know of a single one without having to really check my collection. I don’t really know either when I last heard an instrumental black metal album but that is what I got here. I gotta admit that it is a strange feeling not hearing any screamy or shouty vocals over the music but for some strange reason it does work. But it begs the questions; is it really black metal without the vocals? My jury is still out on… Continue reading

EDREMERION “Ambre Gris””

EDREMERION “Ambre Gris”” (Symbol Of Domination) In a way this band could have come from no other country than France. Having given us strange bands like Treponem pal and more recently Deathspell Omega the French are no strangers to the avant garde. But this is not as off the charts as I kinda expected it to be. It is in fact very straight forward, albeit with the odd twist here and there. This is in fact a really cool black metal album that hit me like a ton of bricks, or at least a kilo of bricks. A nice new… Continue reading

ETHIR ANDUIN “Loneliness of My Life”

ETHIR ANDUIN “Loneliness of My Life” (Symbol Of Domination) With a title like that don’t go expecting this to be filled with uplifting songs about how nice the grass is and how lovely life can be. This has all the makings of a really good melancholic doom album. Add to it a bit blackening and you get an even darker doom album. I am not even missing the vocals on this one. That is how much I do enjoy it. A really nice album. Anders ekdahl Continue reading

GODLESS ENTHROPIA “Tetracyclic Dominion”

GODLESS ENTHROPIA “Tetracyclic Dominion” (Symbol Of Domination) Do you know the Italian death metal band Beyond the Unholy Truth? Me neither. But apparently this band was formed from the ruins of that band back in 2012. Not that I care that much but it is nice when a band comes to life. Having released an EP and a single prior to this album. Nothing that I have heard. A shame really as this is some good old slamming death metal. A bit on the technical side but nothing that makes it worse. This is a cool piece of death metal… Continue reading

GRIMORIUM VERUM “Revenant”

GRIMORIUM VERUM “Revenant” (Symbol Of Domination) The more I get to hear of new bands the more I feel that there hope for the coming generations of internet kids to keep the flame of metal alive. We usually hear about how more and more young people lose touch with reality because if changed social habits but being involved in the metal underground keeps you afloat with reality. This has nothing to do with GRIMORIUM VERUM’s symphonic black metal. Other than the fact that this is one great piece of metal that needs to be checked out. So get of the… Continue reading

IN TENEBRIZ “Winternight Poetry”

IN TENEBRIZ “Winternight Poetry” (Symbol Of Domination) We haven’t really had a great winter down here in the south of Sweden for years now. We usually get what is commonly known as a Skånsk winter, rain and wind and plus degrees. Whenever I see snow, I get a bit nostalgic. And it doesn’t really help when an album like this comes my way. Although it is mid-May now I get a wintry feeling from this atmospheric black metal band. This is melancholic and somber in the way that I like it. This came as a nice surprise. Anders Ekdahl Continue reading

PÁNICO AL MIEDO “Formador”

PÁNICO AL MIEDO “Formador” (Symbol Of Domination) Spain is not the most frequent country in my collection but I do have some really nice experiences from that country musically, and not just heavy metal from the 80s. But most of these are a bit old or just Avulsed related. So it is always nice to get to hear something new from Spain’s metal scene. PANICO AL MIEDO has a sound that reminds me of early Arch Enemy. Not the most extreme form of death metal but still extreme enough to not fall out the genre. This is half decent. It… Continue reading

ABIGORUM/STRIBORG “Spectral shadows”

ABIGORUM/STRIBORG “Spectral shadows” (Grimm Distribution) My life is hard. I have to review a split album. I don’t want to. No, I am not serious. I am just joking. There is nothing hard at all with this split. You get two bands that compliment each other well. I am not that familiar with either although I know more of STRIBORG than I do of ABIGORUM. We get 4 ABIGORUM tracks and one STRIBORG. This is ambient black metal, if that says anything to you. ABIGORUM are the more black metal of the two but they do have an ambient aura… Continue reading