VIKING CROWN: Unorthodox Steps Of Ritual Release year: 1999Label: Hammerheart Records In this day and age, it is a widely known fact that Phil Anselmo of Pantera/Superjoint Ritual/etc. fame is a fan of extreme metal, and it’ll take you mere … Continue reading Viking Cowboys from Hell?
PROFANATION: Into Cascades Of Blood And Burning Soil Release year: 2019Label: Hostile Media I’m not really a vinyl fanatic. I’m through and through a CD guy. I like the convenience of the format. But there is one thing vinyl has … Continue reading Endless cascades of Profanation
OBSCURE: Darkness Must Prevail Release year: 2019Label: Xtreem Music Obscure from Spain certainly have a fitting name – though formed already in the late 80’s, the band have never been more than the footnote of a footnote in the annals … Continue reading Obscure's prevailing darkness
MACABRE DEMISE: Awakening Release year: 2020Label: RTM Productions With a cover like this, it doesn’t take much to guess what’s on offer here. Naturally you’re right: death metal. Of the brutal kind. You’ll probably not be surprised when you discover … Continue reading Waking up with Macabre Demise
BLOOD AND BRUTALITY: Fatal Release year: 2020Label: Blood And Brutality Records The short and concise promo sheet wishes to pinpoint this as pure death metal by saying, and I quote, the album sounds “the way a death metal album should … Continue reading Blood and brutality splattered all over
THRONE OV BLOOD: Corrupted By Darkness Release year: 2017Label: American Line Productions Whenever I see a band use “ov” instead of “of”, I don’t start thinking about how much serious occult understanding and esoteric knowledge there must be behind it. … Continue reading Corrupted by generic darkness
DIMHOLT: Epistēmē Release year: 2019Label: none Bulgarian Dimholt have a career stretching back to 2003 behind them, but only two full-length albums and a couple of smaller releases to their name. Obviously, rushing things isn’t their thing, and when listening … Continue reading Dimholt's black epistomology