Mercyless – The Mother of All Plagues (2020) – Review

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I heard rumors. Rumors that former works of Mercyless somehow didn’t quite convince. Records yingyanging wildly about the quality spectrum, new styles that didn’t fit the mood of the fan crowd. C.O.L.D. of 1996 that really lost them a lot of followers. Boy, that’s a ton of baggage right there.

And Max Otero even said as much during this long-gone interview with Tough Riffs Magazine back in 2015. But let’s not dwell too much on the past, no good will come out of it and this is not the History Channel. And – also – because the present can … [...] Click to raid more!

Midgard – Tales of Kreia (2020) – Review

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Some bands truly like that balancing act – and most are good at it, too. That gallivanting about those gazillions of metal flavors to concoct something of their own making. They don’t necessarily invent anything new, but those records often hit you with a rock-solid metal avalanche.

Records of substance that provide that metallic manna any metalhead craves. The real thing, not watery remnants of a thing called metal long ago.

Often you find those pieces with bands featuring some fantasy theme that can range from Tolkien’s brave warriors to unicorns in space. And they’re fun to listen … [...] Click to raid more!

Myrkur – Folkesange (2020) – Review

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Myrkur, the outfit that messed up the comfortable, tremolo-laden life of many a Black Metal addict over the last years. A band led by a female better known in the pop multiverse. And without any metallic credentials to her credit.

Amalie Bruun truly followed her very own instinct to the fiery metal pit. Her metal persona features a mix between ethereal folksy parts and disturbing metal screams on a bed of tremolo. Just go ahead and twirl M, you’ll understand what I mean. Then follow up with the somewhat unhinged Mareridt. A piece … [...] Click to raid more!

Video: Leaves of Yggdrasil by Myrkur

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Okay, I admit it. Throughout the clip I waited for the trademark Black Metal screams that Myrkur is famous for. Amalie Bruun surprised me so many times since her first Black Metal piece we covered, I just don’t trust the soft sweet music that’s wafting from my boomboxes anymore.

Yet here, Leaves of Yggdrasil is true folk of the pagan kind. An extract of the upcoming album Folkesange that should air later in March 2020.

Why – by Loki – they chose this bizarre triangle theme that feels like the return to The Darkside of the Moon (Pink Floyd, … [...] Click to raid more!