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Xasthur: Defective Epitaph
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Defective Epitaph

Malefic, the one man ball of hate and blackened apathy, has returned with another dark, doom flooded masterpiece. What astounds me more than the fact […]

Moonspell: Under Satanae
3 out of 5 skulls

Under Satanae

Portuguese black metalers Moonspell’s latest release doesn’t contain any newly written material. The 10 track album consists of a re-recording of the band’s early demo […]

Sear Bliss: The Arcane Odyssey
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Sear Bliss
The Arcane Odyssey

After releasing five albums elsewhere, Sear Bliss have let loose their latest album The Arcane Odyssey through Candlelight Records. The cult black metal band performs […]

Vreid: I Krig
3.5 out of 5 skulls

I Krig

There’s just something about a metal band that performs in their native language (particulary one that I am unfamiliar with) that seems to make that […]

Tulus: Biography Obscene
3 out of 5 skulls

Biography Obscene

Norwegian metallers Tulus have released their first English penned and performed album in Biography Obscene. The band’s not-so-blackened black metal has a flare for the […]

In Battle: Kingdom of Fear
3.5 out of 5 skulls

In Battle
Kingdom of Fear

I don’t think that I could sum up the feeling of this album any simpler than pointing out the band’s name. Kingdom of Fear has […]

Trelldom: Til Minne…
3 out of 5 skulls

Til Minne...

Trelldom, the side project of by Gorgoroth front man Gaahl, recently released their third studio album — the first in over 8 years. Til Minne.. […]

Crionics: Neuthrone
3.5 out of 5 skulls


Hailing from Poland — a breeding ground for innovative death metal — CRIONICS deliver on Neuthrone a flavor of blackened death metal with an industrial […]

Bergraven: Dödsvisioner
3 out of 5 skulls


Here’s a sweeping, doom inspired bit of black metal sure to make ven Tipper Gore slaughter a few innocent souls. Bergraven play a slow, sludge […]

Khlyst: Chaos is My Name
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Chaos is My Name

KHYLST have produced on their release Chaos is My Name what I can only assume are actual recordings from the depths of hell. The vocals […]