Album Reviews 2021

Auri – II: Those We Don’t Speak Of

Born from the special connection of Johanna Kurkela, Tuomas Holopainen and Troy Donockley as an unconfined creative outlet, Auri invites ...
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Cradle Of Filth – Existence Is Futile

Extreme metal icons Cradle Of Filth celebrates darkness & horror on the new addition to their stellar prolific catalogue “Existence ...
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Trna – Istok

Russian blackened post-rock trio Trna is ready to begin a meditative journey through the bleak soundscapes of the new full ...
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Leprous – Aphelion

Over the last two decades Leprous have been pushing boundaries shaping a unique sonic identity bound to leave a mark ...
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Illudium – Ash of the Womb

California's dreamgaze band Illudium embarks on a cathartic journey through the dark & ethereal sonic maze of the sophomore full-length ...
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Wolves In The Throne Room – Primordial Arcana

Ritualistic black metal act Wolves In The Throne Room emerges from a desolate forest conjuring mysterious forces to create the ...
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Jinjer – Wallflowers

Undoubtedly Jinjer worked relentlessly to become one of modern metal's hottest bands and the highly anticipated fourth studio album “Wallflowers” ...
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Necronautical – Slain In The Spirit

British black metallers Necronautical continue to fearlessly explore the darkest depths through the symphonic grandeur and the malevolent essence of ...
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Blood Red Throne – Imperial Congregation

For over 25 years Norwegian death metal veterans Blood Red Throne have stayed true to a successful old school sound ...
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Unreqvited – Beautiful Ghosts

On the sixth studio album "Beautiful Ghosts" Unreqvited has chosen to explore themes of love, passion and devotion through a ...
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White Stones – Dancing Into Oblivion

Founded by Opeth's bass player Martin Mendez, Spanish progressive death metal band White Stones begin a new remarkable chapter with ...
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Musk Ox – Inheritance

After seven years Canadian instrumental chamber folk trio Musk Ox has crafted an enchanting deeply elaborate work of music entitled ...
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Enslaved – Caravans To The Outer Worlds

Norwegian icons Enslaved are ready to embark on a new mysterious voyage on the EP “Caravans To The Outer Worlds” ...
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At The Gates – The Nightmare Of Being

Swedish death metal pioneers At The Gates just celebrated their 30th Anniversary and the latest studio effort “The Nightmare Of ...
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Amenra – De Doorn

Belgian post-metal band Amenra has created an ambitious opus with the immersive atmospheric palette and the fierce dynamics of new ...
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Darkthrone – Eternal Hails……

Norwegian black metal iconic duo Darkthrone returns with the 18th studio album aptly entitled “Eternal Hails……” choosing a doomed pathway ...
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Carcass – Torn Arteries

Legendary extreme metallers Carcass make an explosive comeback with the ruthless grooves and the blood splattered themes of the brand ...
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Wormwood – Arkivet

Swedish metallers Wormwood return with a winning combo of Nordic melancholia and sheer anger depicting the inevitable decay of mankind ...
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Stöner – Stoners Rule

Featuring iconic musicians Brant Bjork, Nick Oliveri and Ryan Güt, the new band Stöner embodies the authentic essence of desert ...
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Heavy Temple – Lupi Amoris

Philadelphia trio Heavy Temple begins a wild trip full of monumental grooves with a distinct darkened flair on the official ...
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King Of Asgard – Svartrviðr

Swedish metallers King Of Asgard channel a gelid Nordic soul through the darkened sonic realm of the fifth full length ...
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Dornenreich – Du wilde Liebe sei

Austrian band Dornenreich reaches a crucial milestone with the release of the ninth album "Du wilde Liebe sei” which embodies ...
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Jordfäst – Hädanefter

Swedish duo Jordfäst invites you to join an immersive sonic journey through the frostbitten blackened soundscapes and the spiritual melodic ...
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Per Wiberg – All Is Well In The Land Of The Living, But For The Rest Of Us… Lights Out

Known for his work with Opeth and Spiritual Beggars, Swedish multi-instrumentalist Per Wiberg this time has crafted the new solo ...
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Red Fang – Arrows

Portland based stoner/sludge rockers Red Fang are eager to unleash the long awaited new full length “Arrows” offering massive groovy ...
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Hippie Death Cult – Circle Of Days

Portland based rockers Hippie Death Cult aim to garner interest presenting a soulful blend of fuzzy doom and classic rock ...
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Jess And The Ancient Ones – Vertigo

Finnish occult rockers Jess And The Ancient Ones embark on a spellbinding sonic journey channeling an irresistible retro flair on ...
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Alluvial – Sarcoma

Atlanta based technical death metal band Alluvial raises the bar with a new line up on the blistering sophomore album ...
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Silver Talon – Decadence And Decay

Dark power metal band Silver Talon is ready to impress the audience with the majestic guitar-driven virtuosity and the refined ...
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Silver Lake by Esa Holopainen – Silver Lake by Esa Holopainen

We all know Esa Holopanein as lead guitarist of iconic Finnish band Amorphis but now he is ready to begin ...
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Vulture – Dealin’ Death

German thrash metal band Vulture is ready to unleash incendiary grooves and horror vibes throughout the brand new album “Dealin' ...
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Monster Magnet – A Better Dystopia

Legendary rockers Monster Magnet will surprise their loyal acolytes with an obscure selection of proto-metal and psych-rock covers on the ...
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Scar Of The Sun – Inertia

Greek metallers Scar Of The Sun continue to develop a distinctive sonic vision blending poignant melodies and modern metal dynamics ...
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Moon Coven – Slumber Wood

Swedish psychedelic doom band Moon Coven aims to make you instantly space out delivering an overdose of fuzzy grooves throughout ...
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Seth – La Morsure Du Christ

French black metal veterans Seth make a triumphant comeback with the new devastating album “La Morsure Du Christ” written in ...
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Dordeduh – Har

Romanian band Dordeduh has developed a unique artistic vision on the ambitious sophomore release “Har” which dwells within a darkened ...
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Altarage – Succumb

Secretive death metal collective Altarage returns with the new cryptic full length “Succumb” which instantly drags you through a nightmarish ...
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Vreid – Wild North West

Norwegian leaders of the black ‘n roll movement Vreid continue to explore diverse musical territories on the ambitious new concept ...
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Liquid Tension Experiment – LTE3

Featuring Mike Portnoy, John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess and Tony Levin, legendary supergroup Liquid Tension Experiment finally returns with the new ...
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Cvlt Ov The Svn – We Are The Dragon

Finnish dark occult rockers Cvlt Ov The Svn aim to lure you to join their mystical cvlt with the addictive ...
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Bodom After Midnight – Paint The Sky With Blood

Founded by legendary musician Alexi Laiho, Bodom After Midnight was supposed to be a new explosive sonic endeavor but sadly ...
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Domkraft – Seeds

Swedish psych-/sludge/doom trio Domkraft focuses on the idea of emerging from the ruins to create something different within the striking ...
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Odal – Welten Mutter

For over twenty years German black metallers Odal have explored the coldest depths of metal and their pagan influences continue ...
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Superlynx – Electric Temple

Oslo-based doom/psych trio Superlynx manifests a gloomy sonic vision through the hypnotizing soundscapes of the third full length “Electric Temple” ...
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Paysage D’Hiver – Geister

During the last two decades Swiss underground black metal act Paysage D’Hiver has released several demos but now the time ...
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Motorpsycho – Kingdom Of Oblivion

Longstanding Norwegian rockers Motorpsycho skillfully follow an elaborate progressive & psychedelic pathway on the brand new full length “Kingdom Of ...
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The Vintage Caravan – Monuments

Icelandic rockers The Vintage Caravan manifest a soulful psychedelic prog rock vision on the compelling fifth studio album “Monuments”. “Whispers” ...
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NOÊTA – Elm

Norway based band NOÊTA crafts haunting soundscapes expressing a genuine emotional whirlwind throughout the enticing sophomore full length “Elm”. “Dawn ...
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1782 – From The Graveyard

Italian doom metal trio 1782 proudly follows a creepy & heavy sonic pathway on the sophomore full length aptly entitled ...
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Ghosts of Atlantis – 3.6. 2.4

Hailing from Suffolk Ghosts Of Atlantis presents to the world the monumental debut full length “3.6. 2.4” conceptually inspired by ...
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Sweet Oblivion – Relentless

Created, overseen and directed by Serafino Perugino President and A&R director of Frontiers Records, the metal project Sweet Oblivion returns ...
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Greenleaf – Echoes From A Mass

Swedish stoner rockers Greenleaf return with a soulful blend of fuzzy grooves and hypnotic melodies on the new fiery offering ...
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Decline Of The I – Johannes

French post-black metal band Decline Of The I begins a new spellbinding trilogy with the full length "Johannes" inspired by ...
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Memoriam – To The End

Back in 2016 British death metallers Memoriam began a triumphant sonic endeavor that today proves to be simply unstoppable with ...
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Cryptosis – Bionic Swarm

Dutch extreme metal trio Cryptosis makes a triumphant debut with the full length “Bionic Swarm” which showcases an aggressive creative ...
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The Limit – Caveman Logic

Featuring members of legendary The Stooges, the founders of Doom Rock Pentagram, NYC Punk originators Testors and Portuguese metal band ...
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Dvne – Etemen Ænka

Scottish progressive metallers Dvne audaciously explore diverse sonic pathways to craft majestic soundscapes on the sophomore full length “Etemen Ænka” ...
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Eyehategod – A History of Nomadic Behavior

Veteran hardcore/sludge band Eyehategod returns with the long anticipated new full length “A History Of Nomadic Behavior” depicting a world ...
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Cosmic Reaper – Cosmic Reaper

North Carolina based psych-doom band Cosmic Reaper is ready to make you space out like there’s no tomorrow with the ...
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The Crown – Royal Destroyer

Swedish death metal band The Crown celebrated the thirtieth anniversary in 2020 and now is ready to deliver an overdose ...
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Enforced – Kill Grid

Virginia-based crossover metallers Enforced proudly channel the menacing force of extreme metal on the brand new release “Kill Grid”. “The ...
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Taake / Helheim – Henholdsvis

Infamous Norwegian black metal band Taake returns with the new interesting release “Henholdsvis” which is the third and last installment ...
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Autarkh – Form In Motion

Founding member and composer/guitarist of Dodecahedron Michel Nienhuis embarks on a dystopian journey with the new band Autarkh which instantly ...
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Wheel – Resident Human

Helsinki-based prog metal band Wheel is ready to impress the audience with cathartic soundscapes and stellar technical musicianship on the ...
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Nightfall – At Night We Prey

After seven years of absence Greek melodic death metal band Nightfall returns triumphantly with the new darkened offering “At Night ...
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White Void – Anti

Featuring Lars Are Nedland of Borknagar and Solefald, dark rockers White Void manifest an extremely eclectic sonic vision deliberately inspired ...
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-(16)- & Grime – Doom Sessions Vol.3

Heavy Psych Sounds proudly presents the new split EP “Doom Sessions Vol. 3” featuring L.A. based sludge metallers -(16)- and ...
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Acid Mammoth – Caravan

Greek doom metal band Acid Mammoth will take you on a fuzzed-out trip with the crushing riffs and the vintage ...
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Five The Hierophant – Through Aureate Void

British instrumental band Five The Hierophant manifests an enigmatic sonic vision and a sophisticated songwriting approach on the sophomore full ...
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Varmia – bal Lada

Polish pagan black metal band Varmia channels strong Baltic roots blending traditional ethnic instrumentation and ravenous grooves on the third ...
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Wolfheart – Skull Soldiers

After the successful release of the full-length “Wolves Of Karelia” last year, Finnish death metal band Wolfheart continues to show ...
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Iotunn – Access All Worlds

Danish progressive metallers Iotunn invite you to join an unforgettable cosmic journey with the striking debut full length “Access All ...
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Anneke van Giersbergen – The Darkest Skies Are The Brightest

During the last two decades the enchanting voice of Anneke van Giersbergen has conquered our hearts and after prolific collaborations ...
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Epica – Omega

For more than 15 years Dutch symphonic metal icons Epica have meticulously developed a fascinating sonic identity that today reaches ...
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Moonspell – Hermitage

As dark metal titans Moonspell approach their 30th anniversary the brand new opus “Hermitage” symbolizes a crucial moment in time ...
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Empyrium – Über Den Sternen

Featuring talented artists Markus Stock and Thomas Helm, German folk/doom metal band Empyrium returns with the highly anticipated full length ...
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Emptiness – Vide

Belgian quartet Emptiness embraces a surreal sonic pathway and an experimental approach on the new full length “Vide” recorded in ...
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Harakiri For The Sky – Mӕre

Within the burgeoning blackgaze/post metal movement Harakiri For The Sky have garnered interest worldwide with their haunting blend of melancholic ...
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God Is An Astronaut – Ghost Tapes #10

Irish experimental instrumental quartet God Is An Astronaut reach a crucial milestone with the release of the 10th album “Ghost ...
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Cult Of Luna – The Raging River

Cult Of Luna have been around for over two decades and today their intriguing sonic journey continues to thrive within ...
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Hulder – Godslastering Hymns Of A Forlorn Peasantry

Hulder emerges from the darkest depths to deliver the debut full length “Godslastering Hymns Of A Forlorn Peasantry” channeling a ...
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Sirenia – Riddles, Ruins & Revelations

Sirenia’s mastermind Morten Veland is definitely an incredibly prolific composer and today his unstoppable creativity shines bright on the new ...
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MSG (Michael Schenker Group) – Immortal

Legendary guitarist Michael Schenker celebrates his 50th anniversary as a musician returning to his roots with the release of the ...
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Sonic Flower – Rides Again

Sonic Flower were formed as a side project of legendary doomsters Church of Misery back in 2001 and the tracks ...
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Endezzma -The Archer, Fjord And The Thunder

Norwegian black metallers Endezzma unleash epic grandeur and raw energy on the third release “The Archer, Fjord And The Thunder” ...
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Korpiklaani – Jylhä

Finnish folk metal icons Korpiklaani continue their successful sonic journey with the release of the majestic 11th full length “Jylhä” ...
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Conviction – Conviction

French doomsters Conviction fully manifest a heavy mournful sonic vision on the self-titled debut album clearly inspired by the dreary ...
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Nervosa – Perpetual Chaos

With a new line-up and untamed fury Nervosa unleash a massive thrash/death metal onslaught on the latest ravenous offering “Perpetual ...
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Comatose – A Way Back

Featuring members of Chrome Waves, Amiensus and Fail To Decay, Minnesota-based atmospheric rock/grungegaze collective Comatose embarks on a new sonic ...
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Tribulation – Where The Gloom Becomes Sound

In the midst of shadows and mysteries Tribulation emerge with the fifth full-length “Where The Gloom Becomes Sound” which is ...
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Phantom Elite – Titanium

Fronted by talented vocalist Marina La Torraca, Phantom Elite manifests a fiery symphonic metal essence with interesting modern twists on ...
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The Dead Daisies – Holy Ground

Featuring a collective of extraordinary musicians, The Dead Daisies continue their rock ‘n’ roll journey without any hesitation on the ...
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Therion – Leviathan

Swedish titans Therion proudly reach another crucial milestone releasing the 17th studio album “Leviathan” that will delight their faithful fans ...
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Molten – Dystopian Syndrome

Formed in the Bay Area underground, Molten is ready to unleash their debut release “Dystopian Syndrome” channeling a primal extreme ...
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Kabbalah – The Omen

Spanish occult rock trio Kabbalah opens the doors of a deliciously dark realm on the sophomore full-length “The Omen” channeling ...
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Vajra – Irkalla

NY-based band Vajra aims to conquer a wider audience manifesting a mystical sonic vision on the new album “Irkalla” which ...
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