Nazghor – Seventh Secular Crusade (2022) – Review

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Well, who ever said that Black Metal oughta sound like those old masters down to the monotonous vile rasp and underground sound from back in the ’90s? Right, nobody. Apart from some purists perhaps that may still populate the smelly underbelly of the mighty metal multiverse.

But I daresay, variety is sorely needed in this bloodied realm of undead things and unspeakable horrors. A genre that adores its traditions and doesn’t take well to change. Even if some veterans made laudable efforts to the contrary without leaving their sacred grounds of long-gone times.

But there’s more on offer. The Swedes … [...] Click to raid more!

Kampfar – Til Klovers Takt (2022) – Review

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Kampfar‘s raw power already hit us like dark lightning back in 2019 when Ofidians Manifest appeared at our doorstep. It’s difficult to describe but there seemed to be some cosmic juice behind that sort of proto Black Metal. And besides, this band is one of the age-old BM outfits that survived all those tribulations that befell other biggies in the genre. And I guess, it’s their authenticity and starkly barebone approach to their craft that continuously garners them kudos after all these years.

So, at the time of the release of Til Klovers Takt, we wondered how in … [...] Click to raid more!

Mist of Misery – Severance (2022) – Review

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By Loki and his millions of unholy minions. We’ve been down in the hellish pit and back a few times too many lately. So, our darkened souls yearn for some melodic mana to come along and soothe the pain inflicted by too much scorching metal in the 10th circle of hell.

So, along came a band we actually covered once before. Mist of Misery usurped our attention with that crisp yet melancholic EP Fields of Isolation some way back. A doomy mix that came with a few sudden outbursts of Black Metal, laden with atmospherics and a fair dose of … [...] Click to raid more!