It looks like the City of Calvin in Switzerland is a haven for Black Metal. RockmusicRaider just covered Rorcal – a somewhat extreme, very black pot of this kind of #metal ale – and now we are finding more of that. Not sure if the nice and politically correct people around the UN compound are aware of that. Or perhaps they are secretly part of the audience pouring blood over themselves? Who knows.
What strikes me with the Swiss band Stortregn right from the start is the guitar work. Straight from Heavy Metal heaven. Heavy Metal?? Nothing in their 3rd full length album Singularity could be farther from the truth. Indeed, if you get to the opening piece of the album, you kind of expect Bruce Dickinson to take over, but nope. A special form of speedy Blackened Death Metal awaits a little further down the road, just around the next corner. And they appear to follow in the wake of outfits like Cradle of Filth, so much so that I am hearing Dani Filth and his scream straight as the opening shot. [...]