ANCIENT CEREMONY: Under Moonlight We Kiss Release year: 1997Label: Cacophonous Records Ah, the mid-to-late 90’s. Those were the days I took my first fledgling steps into the world of extreme metal. Naturally, for the day and age, some of the … Continue reading Under moonlight we cheese
PHANTASMAL: Ansaan syntyneet – Ansaan kuolleet Release year: 2019Label: self-released During the noughties, there evolved in Finland a somehow quite distinct form of extreme metal which was neither black, death nor doom, but instead a weird amalgamation of all of … Continue reading Phantasmal trappings
ASARHADDON: Reysa Year: 2020Label: Geisterasche Organisation Apparently – I’m entirely dependent on the promo sheet here – “Reysa” is an old German word that can be translated as “journey” (for which the Swedish word is “resa”, btw) but also “passing” … Continue reading Six journeys with Asarhaddon
ULVER: Trolsk Sortmetall 1993-1997 Year: 2014/2019Label: Century Media Records Ulver are certainly one of those artists who should need no introduction to any extreme metal fan. Though their time as a black metal band was limited and yielded only a … Continue reading The bewitching black metal of Ulver
DJEVEL: Ormer Til Armer, Maane Til Hode Release year: 2019Label: Aftermath Music If you’re reading this, chances are you’ll need no explanation of what I’m referring to when I say “90’s Norway”. Yes, of course: black metal from the golden … Continue reading Djevel from the dark past
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