Album Reviews

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.

With this classic approach of their musical enchantment, Escumergamënt presents the forgotten ideals of European black metal.

“Ödhin” is by far the best output of Bhleg, combining mystical pagan folk melodies with pure Scandinavian black metal.