KULL Exile

If you ever wondered how the next studio album of mighty Bal-Sagoth could sound I guess that Kull is the answer. Well, the debut album from bothers Maudling (who stands actually behind the music of Bal-Sagoth) actually sounds like the second part of ”The Chthonic Chronicles”. Furthermore, some songs like ”A Summoning of War” really…

ARCH/MATHEOS Winter Ethereal

The last few years have been a really good time to be a Fates Warning fan. Not only the band itself is on the creative upswing, culminating with their best album in years entitled Theories of Flight, but they have also resurrected the legendary John Arch to celebrate live their immortal album Awaken the Guardian.…

POSSESSED Revelations of Oblivion

I have to admit at the very beginning that this will be one very hard review to write. Why? Because I fucking worship Possessed, that is why! Their debut album Seven Churches was one of my very first extreme metal records back in the day, the one that started it all for me along with…

HELHEIM Rignir

Let’s get one thing straight from the gate: Norwegian pagan metallers Helheim are one of my favorite names to bring up when the discussions ‘’the most underrated bands in metal’’ arose, and rightfully so. Pushing the boundaries of Viking black metal for almost three decades, yet Enslaved got far bigger accolades for doing the similar…

KETZER Cloud Collider

German heretics Ketzer are back with their fourth album aptly titled Cloud Collider, which will mark somewhat return to form after very weird spot in their career. For those unaware, their 2016’s album Starless represented huge departure from black thrashing sound that got them a good name in the underground – mentioned album featured huge…

ANTROPOMORPHIA Merciless Savagery

Same as Exumer, here we have the band that has reunited after the initial short run and now they are on their 3rd full length after their second start but Antropomorphia is more vile and diabolical beast that those German old thrashers. These Dutch hate mongers have always been up to creating the most evil…

VULTUREBeyond The Blade

Here we have another hot signing for legendary Metal Blade, and for this time they have unearthed yet another purest metal jewel from the pits of the underground in order to get the recognition they rightfully deserve. Vulture are German thrashing speed metal troop who exploded on the scene already with their debut The Guillotine…

EXUMER Hostile Defiance

German cult thrashers Exumer have just shown to the world that they will not be removed from the scene so easily like they did in the 80s and their 5th full length aptly titled Hostile Defiance is a firm proof of that statement. The thing is, they have released just two albums in their first…

TWISTED TOWER DIRE Wars in the Unknown

Here we have the 6th full length of unsung heroes of true American heavy metal Twisted Tower Dire, and even though they are not that well known on the larger scale every true metalhead absolutely knows their worth. This band has played tried and true heavy metal when it was less popular then being a…

ROTTING CHRIST The Heretics

Perhaps the biggest Greek metal band ever Rotting Christ are back with their 13th studio album entitled The Heretics which shows once again that they have entered steady phase in their career, the beginning of which was marked by 2007’s Theogonia. Said release rejuvenated their career and infused large doses of ethnic elements into their…