REFUSAL “Epitome Of Void”

REFUSAL “Epitome Of Void ” (Great Dane Records) REFUSAL do sound like a hardcore band to me. I know. Never judge a band on its band name, but some band names are hard to not judge beforehand. This is one of these band names. But given the history of the stuff that Great Dane Records has sent me previously I expect this to be either in the thrash of death metal categories. This is a Finnish old school death metal band that formed in 2008, released a debut album on FDA Rekotz in 2016 called “We Rot Within”. The fact… Continue reading

SELDON “Per Quale Sentiero”

SELDON “Per Quale Sentiero” (Red Cat Records) My mind is fucked up. At times I don’t know if I’ve come or gone. if I’ve dreamt or if it is real. That is what happened to me with SELDON. Somewhere back in my head I thought I had done something with the band previously, but it just turned out to be my mind playing a trick on me. I have no concept of time passed. So yesterday seem as far or close as two weeks ago, a month ago, a year ago. It wreaks havoc on my memory and my concept… Continue reading

SPIRAL WHEEL “Resurrection For Revenge”

SPIRAL WHEEL “Resurrection For Revenge” () This is an Canadian/Japanese heavy metal band that features folks from Sabbat/Abigail and Exciter plus a total Canadian nobody on vocals (his words, not mine). This is classic heavy metal despite the personnel’s history. I try to not use the term 80s metal to describe this, but it is hard not to as that is what this reminds me the most of. And since I totally love that era, this had to be really, really bad for me to not like it. I have one issue with it though. I don’t really know where… Continue reading

SUMMER STORM “F1rst”

SUMMER STORM “F1rst” () This summer has been one hell of a summer. It has been the hottest on in the history of temperatures being measured in Sweden. We could have done with a really good storm. But that was then. Now it is winter and we all long for the summer to come. I have no idea if SUMMER STORM will satisfy that need for heat and sun we all want right now in this grey and gloomy January weather. I have no idea who Patrice Vigier is. I am no guitar player and apparently he is a guitar… Continue reading

UNDER “Stop Being Naive”

UNDER “Stop Being Naive” (APF Records) This is another one I should have done a while back. I have done an interview and with that a review was planned but due to some issues of an inspirational art the review failed to appear. Until know that is. To be honest I don’t remember too much about what the band sounds like from the video I posted with the interview. So this is like starting anew with the band. Not that I really mind. There is a history of British comedy bands like Spinal Tap, Bad News, Lanmower Deth etc. but… Continue reading

UNHOLD “Here Is The Blood”

UNHOLD “Here Is The Blood” (Czar Of Crickets) I like the stuff that the label this band is on releases. Well, for most of the time. But there is something to the stuff that the label releases that appeals to me. Had they not sent me the stuff they do send me I would not have actively sought it out. Simply because I would not have known of its existence. But now that I do get sent the stuff, I find myself liking most of it. How strange isn’t that. So I have great hopes that UNHOLD will appeal to… Continue reading

ENOQUIAN ”Llamas De Gloria Primera”

ENOQUIAN ”Llamas De Gloria Primera” (Satanath Records) I don’t know what the Argentinian metal scene is like today. I don’t think I ever been that well versed in it to begin with. But it is cool to hear bands coming from South America, no matter what country it is. This is an Argentinian black metal band. I don’t know why but for some reason I get a Finnish black metal vibe as I listen to this. I am thinking Azaghal, Enochian Crescent and those kind of bands. I also get some Morbid Angel vibes from this. It is not as… Continue reading

GARHELENTH “About Pessimistic Elements & Rebirth Of Tragedy”

GARHELENTH “About Pessimistic Elements & Rebirth Of Tragedy” (Satanath Records) I don’t think I have come upon that many Armenian metal bands at all. I do think that I heard an all-female black metal band a while back but they could have been from another of the old Soviet satellites. Not that it makes any difference today where a band comes from musically but it is still nice to hear bands from places you don’t often get sent stuff from. This is the kind of black metal that I don’t really know where to place. Is it symphonic or just… Continue reading

HAK-ED-DAMM “Holocaust Over Dresden”

HAK-ED-DAMM “Holocaust Over Dresden” (Satanath Records) I know that I have reviewed this band before but that was back in 2012. I did like what I heard that time around. So I have high hopes for this new opus. This to me reminds me of Impaled Nazarene in the 90s. When they just blasted away and you had to fasten your seat belts if you wanted to hang on. I am not saying that HAK-ED-DAMM sound like Impaled Nazarene. They just have that same attack. In a way this is the equivalent of grindcore for black metal. It has that… Continue reading

INHIBITION “La Danse Macabre”

INHIBITION “La Danse Macabre” (Satanath Records) Greece has given us so much culture that it last a life time. Apart from all the Greek dramas and tragedies they have supplied pleasure for millions of tourists. I have never been to Greece other than through the music I have been listening to. But I have had numerous enormous giving moments in the company of cool metal Greek metal bands. But I gotta say that I have had better encounters than I have with INHIBITION. This is not bad by any standards, it is just that I have heard better. This is… Continue reading