Isolert – No Hope, No Light…Only Death (2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Isolert - No Hope No Light Only Death - Album CoverAs we move around the Black Metal landscape, the Mediterranean is gaining in importance. And most of them bands in the lands of olives and great wine are good to very good. Just think about our recent review of Darkend: Slowly, but surely letting the devil approach the holy see in Rome. I really had fun with this special Congressus cum Daemone. Or Vinterblot joining us from the white beaches, down at the heel of the boot in Italy.

Then we got new bands like Isolert from Greece. These guys hit us with a very special brand of Scandinavian imbibed Black Metal in their début album No Hope, No Light…Only Death.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Abbath – Abbath (2016) – Review

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Abbath Abbath Album CoverGood bye Immortal, welcome Abbath. This was quite a departure from the realm of Blashyrkh that the master of the crabwalk and distinctive corpse paint put to the audience. And with some real power to boot: The new self-titled album of this newly formed and self-named band just continues to fire away and indeed fires stronger than before during the Immortal years and now under this new identity.

The announcement of the remainder of Immortal in 2015 to carry on with business as usual had me reduced to a mad cackle. The essence and soul – the divine creator so to say – of the band removes himself and the skeleton wishes to survive?Got hooked? Raid this some more...