Isolert – No Hope, No Light…Only Death (2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Isolert - No Hope No Light Only Death - Album CoverAs 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.  [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!

Vinterblot – Realms of the Untold (2016) – Review

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Vinterblot Realms of the Untold Album CoverImagine Apulia in Italy! Nice weather, good food, an abundance of beach. But home of blackened Melodic Death Metal with a Viking touch? Sounds kind of strange, but … yeah. Some of that is indeed to be found there.

Vinterblot joins us from Bari, the beautiful coastal city way down in the South towards the heel of the boot. And they just unleashed their newest full length record Realms of the Untold this early 2016. Looks like their Teutonic ancestors from long ago are still in their blood and genes somehow. Hence the proverbial and brutal fury they let loose on this record. [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!