Firelink – Firelink (2020) – Review

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Black Metal and its bigger brother Extreme Metal are fertile grounds. Somehow everything that sounds wild or arcane kinda lands in the playground of Folk’s cousin. Because both till these fields of the mystical and often pagan wisdom. And the lore they choose can be both, imagined or rooted in history somewhere.

Now, here we move to fantasy land all over again. In other words, those bands that dabble in pseudo-history and wild imagination will be on the menu. Stories garnished with everything the creative and sometimes delirious mind can cook up is game. And often … [...] Click to raid more!

Solemnity walk Through Endless Darkness!

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Solemnity. Somber, gloomy, grave, and earnest, yet of dark and often sublime beauty. A name of a band that may already turn into an omen of sorts.

Their offering emerges so far from the deep underground that you have trouble finding them. Even if they started to appear on the usual haunts lately. Yet, there’s no trace of a visual, no former works that we could find, even if the band saw the light of day in 2016 already. Invisibility on top of solemnity, that’s quite a cocktail.

But fear naught. Through Endless Darkness does … [...] Click to raid more!

River of Souls – Usurper (2020) – Review

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Some records that cross our review pipeline just give us a hard time. It’s metal alright, but boy, often they’re those hard-horse pieces with a flow like a block of concrete.

But then you got those visceral ones. Those that talk to your metallic instincts right away. Like a search radar locking on to your target. Snap, bang – and you’re hooked so bad, you can’t stop this disk from killing your turntable.

Well, River of Souls‘ sophomore album Usurper is one of them. Not a full-power lockdown thing. But right from the opening volley, … [...] Click to raid more!

Plague Weaver see Through The Sulphur Eyes!

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The devil’s speaking in tongues? Looks like it. And he comes from Canada of all places.

The RMR deck crew set out to find that taste of the underground. The place that thrives on real Black Metal, not those pseudo tinfoil outfits destined to scare little kids or something. Looking for these hidden things1), from entities that you don’t easily come by. And in truth, we had a lot of mainstream-ish stuff on the menu lately. So, it’s high time for some abject, blackened brutality.

So, luckily Plague Weaver‘s Through The Sulphur Eyes[...] Click to raid more!