Video: Aephanemer unleashes Panta Rhei!

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Aephanemer truly rewrote the way Melodic and Symphonic Death Metal is looked at today. The band rapidly went from unknown shredders to a known value by which the speedy factions of these genres shall be measured. Now, they are back with Panta Rhei, a first glimpse into their upcoming record A Dream of Wilderness, out in November 2021.

Usually, I am not too fond of the metal-band-in-a-cave theme with extended theatrics by hairy metal band dudes and dudettes. Yet here, first ’tis a modern cave with screens, so they’re forgiven.

But more importantly, the riffing and the stellar … [...] Click to raid more!

Amon Amarth – Berserker (2019) – Review

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Sometimes things just fit. At the time of the release of Berserker, Amon Amarth‘s 2019 epic, I was just reading the newest novel of Bernard Cornwell’s Viking series.

A perfect backdrop to a great story, whilst Johan Hegg growls about the English growing confused when faced with the berserkers of the Norse invaders. Back in time, way back in time.

And it is interesting how stamina and – for sure – authenticity will keep you on track with a style that did not change much over time. If anything, Amon Amarth will serve as a dead-certain value in [...] Click to raid more!

Aephanemer – Prokopton (2019) – Review

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Prokopton. The path of the stoic. I kinda like that in context with Aephanemer. Already their 2016 piece Memento Mori showed the advanced skills of this band and – for sure – of lead guitarist Martin Hamiche. The latter record indeed was already a pretty good album in itself, but it did have its moments. And certainly, a lot of air still to fill.

Now, here I find these French metallers stoically walking down that path of their own making with their newest record. And in truth, Prokopton really and powerfully reaffirms the status quo. You won’t find … [...] Click to raid more!

Aephanemer – Memento Mori (2016) – Review

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Aephanemer. A strange band name but one with true promise. And that becomes visible straight from the start of Memento Mori, their debut full-length record. The first thing striking you in this record is the ever-present, almost overwhelming lead guitar. Its inescapable sound – close to Moonlight Prophecy – buzzes about your ears relentlessly and risks wearing itself out on ye. And the record seems to be constructed around this specific main pillar. Very similar to what Gone in April did with drums back in time. 

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This leaves no doubt that Aephanemer is Martin Hamiche‘s brainchild and it shows [...] Click to raid more!