If you think that the Taiwanese metal scene begins and ends with Chthonic then you’re wrong. Look beyond and you’ll see that there are more to it than first meet the eye. Bloody Tyrant is another Taiwanese black metal band. I was, if not completely blown away at least touched by the wind the first time I heard this album. Continue reading

DEGRADATION “Juggernaut”

“Juggernaut” is pretty much an self-explanatory album title, an declaration of intent if you so like. With a title like that you know that you will not get an album full of love songs or songs about flowers. And as expected this is pretty much full on thrash metal done in a way that brings back thoughts of the second wave of thrash metal. Continue reading

DÖDSENGEL “Visionary”

(Daemon Worship)
Norwegian black metal is forever engrained in every metalhead’s conscious thanks to bands like Darkthrone, Mayhem, Dimmu Borgir, Immortal and a couple of handful more. Dödsengel is another of these Norwegian black metal bands that seem to keep popping up on every mountain top. Continue reading


“The Chills”
I don’t want no pansy ass metalcore dressed up to look cool. I want Horrendous to be full on, unashamedly, unapologetic metal. I really need that fix of raw, unadulterated metal to the bone right now. Please give it to me. I can’t take the shit the radio keeps spewing at me. Continue reading


“EP 2011”
There is something very strict and disciplined about the lay-out of Masquerader’s 2011 EP. Even though the images are pretty vile there is a clean aesthetics to it all. This contrast between the disciplined and the vile makes for an interesting brain boggle. Continue reading


There is something special with black metal from Asia in that they don’t share the same cultural/religious references we Westerner have. Black metal becomes something different. Taiwan’s BLOODY TYRANT is proof of that. Anders Ekdahl ©2012 Continue reading