Bewitcher – Cursed Be Thy Kingdom – Review

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Oh boy. It looks like The Beast finally possessed a band and made them play some metal. In other words, Iron Maiden chanted it for a few decades and Bewitcher here got the bug. Big time. But we’ll never know, of course, if it is really The Daemon at work or only Eddie with a cosmic joke.

And already the band’s slogan that I found on one of their sites – “Heavy Metal at the speed of Satan” – got on my good side real fast. So, I admit, that play button got pushed somewhat gleefully. Because I didn’t … [...] Click to raid more!

Byron – The Omega Evangelion – Review

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Sometimes I am not sure what makes me turn towards an album. It may be a random choice. Or – at times – the record will choose you – sort of. As in, you kinda fancy the beat, and next thing you know, you just listened to this thing for 30 minutes or so. In other words, the beat just got the better of you with some sort of metallic zen and a hefty dose of rocky hypnosis. The ultimate sales pitch of an album review promo. That kind of thing.

So, some magic in Byron‘s latest piece … [...] Click to raid more!

Raskol, Batushka’s newest race to Black Metal glory!

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Ah yes, Batushka. The never-ending saga of a deal gone sour. Two former partners that peck at each other like angry cocks. And that, from one of the most promising Black Metal outfits.

Now, some time ago, the crew over here decided to cover both parties. And I’m afraid that the 2019 record Hospodi did not necessarily get great grades in the process. Aggressive it was, true. But the band around Bartłomiej Krysiuk presented a tune so generic it was neither here nor there.

Now, barely one year after that specific bone of contention, we get … [...] Click to raid more!

Black Trillium – The Fatal Shore (2020) – Review

Last updated on 1 January 2021

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Sometimes they just turn up out of nowhere. Unknown bands, with a compelling tune and a chip on their shoulder. Metal that just rushes onto your detection radar like a UFO on steroids. On top of that, they’re often the epitome of the underground, being locally known at best, or not at all at worst.

Then, maybe they emerge from a neck of the woods that may not be all that known for Extreme Metal. We’re all kinda tuned into Scandinavia for that kind of thing. Yet here we find … [...] Click to raid more!