Album Reviews

Grá brings plenty of aggression and a variety of riffs. Arguably the fourth album “Lycaon” is the band’s most varied record to date. The band gives a perfect example of the dynamic proportions with Heljarmadr once again proving he’s one of the best vocalist in black metal. Out via Avantgarde Music.

With his debut album ‘I nattens sken (Genom hemligheternas Dunkel)’ Swedish multi-instrumentalist Swartadapuz explores the bleak landscapes of symphonic black metal. Out on Iron Bonehead.

Watain achieved mastery over its craft the long-awaited seventh album ‘The Agony & Ecstasy of Watain’ is a masterwork of demonic grandiosity that breaks in a new cycle of vicious savagery. The change in sound here reflects natural progression without sacrificing the foundations of the band.

Bekëth Nexëhmü’s fourth album encapsulates the essence of bands like Ulver, Satyricon and Burzum and draws nearer to the themes of depressing black metal.

Dark Funeral’s newest opus “We Are the Apokalypse” is undeniably one of the best albums in the band’s discography as it ultimately forges new methods of fusing catchy elements and rhetoric harmonies.

Det Evia Leendet on the sophomore album “Reverence” pulled off a unique architecture embedded in the powerful cacophony of a blistering wall of sound.

Muvitium’s “Under Vemodets Töcken…” is full of breathtaking moments evoking the era of the nineties black metal.

‘Deiform’ is a raw black metal album that feels deeply steeped in the old-school tradition of the second wave.

The seven new tracks convey a dark and menacing atmosphere of Swedish melodic black metal which showcases the skills of the veteran musician.

Wormlight illustrates a sense of aptitude where they exploit the faculty of the formula. “Nightmother” is a concept album that establishes a high intent from these Swedish musicians.