NordWitch – Mørk Profeti (2016) – Review

Last updated on 23 June 2021

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To stand out from this vast Extreme Metal populace is hard. Real hard. I usually find an endless procession of coequal black-clad outfits of all flavors on my promo list. Some are a bit clownish, others real ritual seekers. As in invoking a daemon, that kind of thing.

All of them try to sell the same bland ol’ soup all over again. Jockeying for position in a genre that somehow lost a lot of its luster over time. And then there are those bands that can just give you this trifle added spice.

NordWitch is one of them. Back in January … [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash: The Veiled Enigma of Concilivm!

Last updated on 16 June 2021

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If you think that NordWitch is blackened enough for your taste, then you never heard about Concilivm and their brand of Blackened Death Metal. They joined this unholy world in 2017 and are now re-issuing their 2018 blurb The Veiled Enigma on CD. 

This is one typical underground band from Chile that sets its sights on the old-style groove of long-gone times.

But this is exactly what drew us to this band and their tune. If we can call it that. Gone are all these polished new sounds that permeate the modern Death and [...] Click to raid more!

Wormlight – Wrath of the Wilds (2018) – Review

Last updated on 12 May 2021

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RockmusicRaider - Wormlight - Wrath of the Wilds - Album Cover Let’s descend into the pit once again, shall we? And burn a little very black ink on that bloodied altar that eagerly awaits its next ritual.

Wormlight from Sweden are on the prowl again. And their 2018 offering Wrath of the Wilds hungers to be seen.

And there’s urgency.

The band already got on our best dark side with their latest EP Bloodfields, and we somehow kept a lookout ever since. Only this time, the radar must have rusted shut, and we are somewhat late with a review. But who cares, as long [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash: The Revenge of the Goat, by Hellfire!

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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Unholy Metal Crunch! What is this loudness torturing my eardrums? Something crude.

In Nomine Dei Nostri Satanas Luciferi Excelsi? 

Well, almost, but blasphemously close enough. A juicy mix of a thrashy Heavy Metal beat, Death Metal and deep, dark Black Metal. And the EP Goat Revenge from the Ukrainian horde Hellfire really puts the pedal to the metal on this one in a way seldom heard these days.

Unleashing full-blooded, highly potent riffs together with throaty Death Metal growls and Black Metal rasps, their tune will awake your head-banging urges, make no mistake. At times Goat Revenge[...] Click to raid more!