Date: 15 September 2021 Come and Take It, Austin USA Before I dive into the music, let me give a little praise for the venue. Texas is a pretty big state, and for a student making a day trip halfway across the state during one of his two free days …Continue reading →
Rating: 9.5/10 Streaming Concert There have been many bands doing life shows during the lockdown. The format is pretty standard, just do as you would with an audience except without one. I’ve heard several bands mention the awkwardness of that approach on stage. With such a typical setup how can …Continue reading →
Rating: 7.3/10 Release: December 2020 Label: Earth and Sky Productions Compilation albums can be fairly tricky, while in many cases they can contain hidden gems and unheard content from one’s favorite bands, they can frequently be a shameless cash-grab without the decency of giving the fans or occasionally even the …Continue reading →
Rating: 9/10 Release: 28 May 2021 Label: Napalm Records After their somewhat tepid Curse of the Crystal Coconut, some slightly out-of-place singles, and some band members’ admission that they’re running out of ideas, some of the more conservative Alestorm fans might have been wondering how Alestorm will redeem themselves, and …Continue reading →
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 →