Newsflash – Goddess and The Withering!

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Sometimes things are simple. The tune needs to connect straight with yours truly once you start on a record. And – boom – it goes viral in your head. And this just happened with the band Goddess from Norway.

Their album The Withering will catch your attention like that. And it does that with a goofy style mix of ‘Stoner Rock dude meets Death Metal brute’.

The EP was first released in 2014 with a new version out in 2016.1) Now, the updated version released on guitarist/vocalist Alexander Mora‘s label Voidcaller Records with a full remix and remaster. As … [...] Click to raid more!

Stortregn – Singularity (2016) – Review

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It looks like the City of Calvin in Switzerland is a haven for Extreme Metal. I am sure that this would rub Mr. C the wrong way. But – alas – he’s gone for some time. And now there’s all that metal debauchery rampant in the streets of this lake-bound city with nobody to quell the surge.

Debauchery? Hell, no. If anything, you’ll find some serious guitar prowess around those dark corners. And Singularity will deliver its fair share, make no mistake. Stortregn really pulls that pedal to the metal right from the beginning. But more to that later.

And truly, … [...] Click to raid more!

Abiotic – Ikigai (2021) – Review

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Ah, yes. The blood-soaked, often ice-cold lands of the Japanese isles. Rich in history and home to many a myth, martial arts, and intricate rules that are hard to fathom by our mushy Western minds.

It is with this somber world of ninjas and samurais, bloody battles, and bloodthirsty monsters that the undead of Abiotic hit our review pipe. And hit it hard with a Tech Death piece that made us sit up straight after the first few beats.

That’s pretty unusual, by the way. Our relationship with this genre has always been contentious at best. Because quite often, … [...] Click to raid more!