Porta Nigra – Schöpfungswut (2020) – Review

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Germany has a special place in my cold metallic heart as it comes to unique, strange and strangely extreme metal bands. Those that disregard guidelines and reject expectations.

And this is paradoxical in a way, because – well – these folks usually and by definition should follow ze rulez, as is their wont. Always. This is Germany after all.

Right?

Well, not for all of them, it seems. True, you’ll find excellent metal bands there that do toe that proverbial line. But that excludes this fair chunk of pretty funky renegade outfits there. Those who don’t … [...] Click to raid more!

Deadly Carnage reissue Decadenza – again!

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A girl roasting the mighty balls of the beast? That’s exactly the picture we found on the cover of the age-old EP Decadenza from the Italian Extreme Metal band Deadly Carnage. And it is just too cheeky a theme for us to let that one go. We could not resist but look into this piece.

And yes, I know we shouldn’t even write about an EP that is now on its gazillionth release. But here we go, the artwork made us look and the sound did quite convince us. Decadenza first released in 2008 and went through a number … [...] Click to raid more!

Kampfar – Ofidians Manifest (2019) – Review

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Sometimes we have to get back to the roots. And look for that trve Black Metal that sounds so kvlt, it will just nail you to your seat. Those degenerate and depraved tunes that emerge straight from the pit. The sick riffs of a band, ready to push those proverbial boundaries.

A brand of metal so hot, it will burn you to a crisp, should you have the gall to approach too closely. With sounds that approach you from the depths of the realm of darkness. Those that don’t care if they hit the nerve of political correctness that threatens … [...] Click to raid more!