Rating: 8/10 Release: 25 November 2020 Label: Independent 2020 has certainly been dismal on many levels. With it thankfully drawing to a close and with 2021 certain to be much better, how about an upbeat album to usher in the start of a new year? December 10th sees the latest …Continue reading →
Rating: 9.0/10 Release: 13 November 2020 Label: Art Gates Records With a fifth full-length album named after the band comes “Gwydion” from Portugal with a well-worked sound that has nothing to envy to other renowned bands. Folk metal fans will easily be able to compare Gwydion’s sound with bands like Ensiferum …Continue reading →
Rating: 6.9/10 Release: 11 December 2020 Label: Sleaszyrider Some time ago, when concept albums were the vogue in certain rings of Metal there was a certain unspoken rule that came into play from the heavy saturation of the market with all the story driven narratives being put forward. Generally, I …Continue reading →
2020 is closing out strong with a debut full length from Jotunheim about to be released. “Asgaard’s Nemeses Rise” will see a December 18th independent release and is a perfect frostbitten album to accompany the drop in temperature going into winter. Main member and founder Zolotoi (vocals, guitars,bass) took some time out of his busy schedule to answer some questions about the upcoming album, the band history, the writing and recording process and a few other things of note… check it out..
Rating: 8/10 Release: 18 December 2020 Label: Independent / Bandcamp As I anticipated, many projects are getting music out during this lockdown. One which I have been anticipating for a long time even before the pandemic is the full-length debut from New York’s Jotunheim. Entitled “Asgaard’s Nemeses Rise”, the album …Continue reading →
Ratng: 7/10 Release: 24 November 2020 Label: Sliptrick Records Helena Aleksandre’s is discribing themselves as Russian Progessive Folk Metal and Hard Rock artist who is presenting us with “Angels don’t sleep” their debut album, which had been released on the 24.11.2020 via Sliptrick Records. The release is combining a lot …Continue reading →
It is a pleasure for me to have the opportunity to make today an interview with Zagan from the Folk/Viking Metal pioneers of Black Messiah.
Even that your latest release “Walls of Vanaheim“ already leads back three years ago, there is always some activity going on within Black Messiah. Already in the summer of 2019 you announced a re-release of your first full length release “Sceptre of Black Knowledge“ ( Black Metal Release) and you planned to play some exclusive “Old School Shows” with songs from your first two albums. Why you decided to do so? What was the feedback out of your fan base?
Rating: 8.9/10 Release: 24 Oktober 2020 Label: Independent CelestiC out of Aix en Province in France is a one man project band from the Raphael, who just released on the 24.10.2020 its full length debut album “Glory to the Sword”. Even that we are talking here about a debut record …Continue reading →
Rating: 7.5/10 Release: 11 December 2020 Label: Prophecy Productions When I saw a new album come in from Iceland’s Fortíð I figured I must have missed a release from them. I last remember an album I reviewed from them in 2015 entitled “9”. There must have been a new album …Continue reading →
Rating: 8/10 Release: 20 November 2020 Label: MDD Records We all long to abandon the inevitable perceptions and scars of time that plunge us into a jaded existence, saturated with inescapable trauma or if we’re lucky, joy so very consequential in our every opinion and decision, forcing us into biases. …Continue reading →