Following the release of When a Good Man Goes to War by Vexillum, we reached out to the band for an interview about their album, its relation to their previous releases, and live touring.
Let’s begin with your new release, entitled “When a Good Man Goes to War” (no relation to the poem in Doctor Who, of course), for readers unfamiliar with the work could you please run us through the premise and themes.
Rating: 8.4/10 Release: 30 April 2021 Label: DarkTunes Music Group Cernunnos are back with their full-length release Capricornvs, a release they have been teasing since 2018 with their single “Survivors”. But as they mentioned in an interview with us after the release of the Svmmoner, it is indeed the case …Continue reading →
Rating: 9.7/10 Release: 26 February 2021 Label: Napalm Records From the bombastic “The Blood and the Iron”, to the weltschmerz bleeding closer “Chasing the Serpent”, Einherjer has brought forth a release that is an immram down a brackish river that leads into a deep cave lined with paintings of foreboding …Continue reading →
Rating: 7/10 Release: 12 Februari 2021 Label: Independent / Bandcamp While the album certainly shows some promise, Kar Prensesi is marred by interludes of serenity and atmospheric embellishments that make the album fall just short of making effective use of all the good material presented. Because this album has fewer …Continue reading →
Rating: 8.8/10 Release: 11 December 2020 Label: Independent There has always been a degree of controversy surrounding Gothic Metal, not to the same extent as other subgenres, but its there. One argument made from the Goths has been that Metal lacks the sublime, transcendent qualities that they perceive in their …Continue reading →
Rating: 8.1/10 Release: 8 January 2021 Label: Napalm Records While revisiting a load of the old Finnish Folk Metallers, I was intrigued to find that Korpiklaani had released an EP entitled ‘Niemi’. Now the answer to the question many readers will be asking at this point is: no, this time …Continue reading →
Rating: 8.7/10 Release: 9 Jauary 2021 Label: Independent From here to Beyond is a noteworthy album with because of how it succeeds at many difficult tasks. Firstly, there isn’t an overarching formula, and while there are some consecutive songs taking the same cues in terms of musical influences, there is …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 →
Rating: 8.7 Release: 6 November 2020 Label: Inverse Revords When listening to Elvenscroll’s latest release, one will find that true to the album’s name, there is nothing mournful about it. In fact, below the soaring melodies, there is a rather nuanced and incredibly expansive track-list on offer that holds up …Continue reading →