Esogenesi – Esogenesi (2019) – Review

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The cold quietly seeps in. Rain’s falling, the leaves turn brown and will soon fall off the trees. There’s this wind from the North that really gets into my bones these days. In short, fall’s here.

And with it come our thoughts of doom and depression. Lost melodies of Vanha flutter by like a disaster-laden butterfly from desolation camp. And we dream to escape to the place of eternal spring and juicy summer days. So, let’s just all move down to Australia, count some kangaroos, drink lots of the local brews, and look for Crocodile Dundee. … [...] Click to raid more!

Insomnium – Heart Like a Grave (2019) – Review

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At first, Heart Like a Grave sounds like one of them Amon Amarth records. It is this straight-in-your-face, rumbling Death Metal that compares so well to the yonder icy tracks from the muscular and bearded ones. The only missing part is the dragonhead and the inevitable Viking longship.

So nope, this cannot be it. Instead, we – indeed – get a hefty dose of pretty stellar Insomnium. The type of Melodeath, which does not take prisoners.

If you remember, Winter’s Gate already went Viking in 2016, much to the insane pleasure of the Norns. … [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash: Ashlands release EP number I!

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You gotta be brave to break into a metal genre that many have tried and few succeeded in. We are talking about the realm of blackened orgiastic atmospherics and the horrible plastic drum machine.

You guessed it.

This is the style that many like to call Black Metal, fueled by lores of fantasy novels and wide, enigmatic landscapes. Caladan Brood and Summoning come to mind straight off the bat.

Ashlands – from central Umbria in Italy – now started this journey into those fantastic lands of yonder wonders. The band plans to release a series of three EPs, all wrapped … [...] Click to raid more!