ABBATH Dread Reaver

I could hardy say that I was expecting anything spectacular this time from Abbath. Abbath’s 2nd full-length Outsider was quite a cool release since it has its own heavy vibe, but when it comes to his latest vision I could not say that its the best one. Perhaps I was having some more good tunes…

THYRFING Vanagandr

After 8 years of silence Thyring has returned with most likely one of their best and the most matured record ever compared and recorded. It took me sometimes to focus myself on their latest offering. I still recall that I loved band so much when I was just young lad that was fascination by various…

ORDER OF NOSFERAT Nachtmusik

I cannot recall that I was attracted by any true black metal release since along time ago, but finally there’s something that I could write about. Order of Nosferat are most likely a fresh band to me, and this duo comes from two different countries s Germany and Finland. They style and music are closer…

AGATHODAIMON The Seven

It’s indeed cool when some bands return after a long time of pause so the same has happened with German based gothic black metal band Agathodaimon. I have to say that I was a fun of this band since the very beginning since I could recall their glorious days but it was like 25 years…

SETH La Morsure du Christ

Prime black metal in its best form! Latest offering from Seth is something that has really moved the black metal scene. After countless singed and unsigned Bandcamps bands from various black metal promotion YT channels I’ve found finally something that counts as the most serious and most mature black metal work in 2021! I strongly…

STORMKEEP Tales From Othertime

I know that this band could stand as one of my favorites from 2021, but the things are slightly different. Of course, that the record has made an impact on me, it has some cool ideas, a mixture between melodic death and epic symphonic music but somehow they failed to empress me in the way…

HYPOCRISY Worship

After years and years of complete silence (at least when it comes to recording something) Hypocrisy has returned once more to rock the very foundation of earth perhaps for the final time, but anyhow Worship continues of what they are doing since Extreme Taste of Divinity which turned out no doubt to be their best…

OPERA DIABOLICUS Death on a pale Horse

Perhaps one of the best works that came from 2021. It took me longer since I have started to dig more into their latest work, since I was quite unfamiliar with the group but at the of the day it turn out to be really a great work, almost a little masterpiece. I could recall…

MYSTIC CIRCLE Mystic Circle

When we were still in our teenage years, probably 16-17 years old (or even younger), I could recall that we’ve heard about Mystic Circle from one CD compilation which was featured in Ablaze Magazine, it was named The Days of Final Frost or something like that. The song title was Kiss from a Vampire! Later…

DIAMOND KOBRA Return of the Starbeast

Well, we are all facing something really curious here and it’s indeed somehow questionable why did this particular band or project, it’s not more popular. There are so many great musicians that have been summoned here to participate into something really extraordinary and vast. The music of Diamond Kobra could be described as a sort…