Insomnium – Winter’s Gate (2016) – Review

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It was one of those metal moments! Winter’s Gate, Insomnium‘s 7th full length release finally arrived at my doorstep. And what do I find? One 40 minute monster track.

Come again, they did what?

What on earth are they noodling about? With trepidation, we think back to similar attempts made by the likes of Pink Floyd and others way back in time, when monstrous, rambling concoctions were fashionable.

And not many protagonists – with some laudable exceptions – pulled these offerings off well enough to really impress the audience ever since.

Let’s be honest. 

So, here I sat wondering what disaster loomed ahead in [...] Click to raid more!

Vinterblot – Realms of the Untold (2016) – Review

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Vinterblot Realms of the Untold Album CoverImagine Apulia in Italy! Nice weather, good food, an abundance of beach. But home of blackened Melodic Death Metal with a Viking touch? Sounds kind of strange. But some of that is indeed to be found there.

Vinterblot join us from Bari, the beautiful coastal city way down in the South towards the heel of the boot. And they just unleashed their newest full-length record Realms of the Untold this early 2016. Looks like their Teutonic ancestors from long ago are still in their blood and genes somehow. Hence the proverbial and brutal fury they let loose on this record.[...] Click to raid more!