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THULR – The Seafarer (Demo)

THULR – The Seafarer

Thulr is the solo project of Morten from Germany, who is also in Eldborg and contributes in Folkearth. Thulr were formed in 2002 and it was two years later when their first demo “Forsitesland” was released. So now, five years later Morten returns with his new work “The Seafarer” a full-length demo.

Thulr play epic black metal with many acoustic and melodic elements. Compared to their first demo everything is improved. The production is very good and I believe this Read more…

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SIEGHETNAR – Bewußtseinserweiterung

SIEGHETNAR – Bewußtseinserweiterung

Sieghetnar is a very mysterious band from Germany with very little “official” info about them. They were founded in 2005 by an unknown number of members (I have the feeling though that it’s just one man’s project) and they have released many albums since 2006. In 2008 they had 5 (!!!) releases and “Bewußtseinserweiterung” is one of them.

Theoretically their music belongs to the black metal genre, but all of the songs are only instrumental with many drone, ambient and Read more…

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ULVER – Vargnatt

ULVER – Vargnatt

Well, the “Vargnatt” demo is finally out in official re-mastered CD version, 16 years after its first release! Greek label Kyrck Productions got the rights and re-released it in a limited to 1000 copies CD version. Except for the normal version, “Vargnatt” is also released in an even more limited A5 leather-book edition.

Reviewing this album is actually pointless. The main purpose of the review is to inform for this re-release. Ulver is one of the greatest and most unique Read more…

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MARTOLEA – Gâlmele Întunericului

MARTOLEA - Gâlmele Întunericului

Sometimes there are bands that I can tell I will like just from the first tunes I listen from them. This definitely happened with this new underground one-man band from Romania. So, after getting this self-released EP in my hands I was glad to see that the first impression was correct.

Marțolea is the personal project of Alin Drimus, who also contributed pipe parts in Negura Bunget’s masterpiece “OM”. His music is pagan folk black metal, but not the Read more…

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KERBENOK – O

KERBENOK – O

This is the first full-length album by Kerbenok, a remarkable new band from Germany that was formed back in 2000. After their decent mini CD “Der Erde Entwachsen (Gewollte Wunden)” in 2007 that was re-released in 2008 by Northern Silence, they return with a quality pagan black metal album, a real hidden gem!

Behind Kerbenok are Stefan and Christopher, accompanied by many session members in “O”. They composed a long album (lasting more than 71 mins) with very ambitious Read more…

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ARTEP – Black War (Demo)

ARTEP – Black War

Artep is a Canadian black metal band formed in 2005. After their first demo “Fires of Mortal Deception” in 2007, where they played raw black metal with some symphonic elements, they return this November with a new 3-song promo “Black War”. This promo actually works as a “prelude” to their upcoming album “Thy Will be Done on Earth As is Done in Hell”.

This new promo contains one old and two new songs and Read more…

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ANCESTRAL VOLKHVES – Perun Do Vas !!!

ANCESTRAL VOLKHVES – Perun Do Vas

Perun Do Vas !!!” is the second full-length album by this (unknown to most, I hope not for very long) Slovakian band. Ancestral Volkhves were formed in 2001 by Dod and Gamayun and the same year they released their demo “Going Towards the Gates of Mystery…” where they delivered some kind of raw pagan black metal. The demo was never distributed properly, since it was self-released… After some silence the band returned with its first official Read more…

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MYRKVAR – Als Een Woeste Horde

MYRKVAR – Als Een Woeste Horde

Myrkvar is another band from the Dutch folk metal scene that seems to flourish these days (Grimm, Heidevolk, Elexorien, Thronar. etc). Formed in 2003 they released two demos before their first album is complete. Now they signed in Shiver Records to release their “Als Een Woeste Horde” debut CD.

Their music is folk black metal and they are very good at it… Black metal guitars and vocals meet folk instruments in a bizarre mix. The production is ok Read more…

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