As 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. The band only started operations back in 2015 and immediately issued a first demo. In November of that same year they found new band members to get things going a bit better and this shows in quality and amplification of output. [...]