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FIMBULVET – Kriegerwahn

FIMBULVET – Kriegerwahn

Fimbulvet is a German epic black metal band from Thuringia that had impressed me with its second album “Der Ruf in Goldene Hallen” in 2008. One year later they return with a new release, something between a new full length and an EP, since “Kriegerwahn” contains only five new songs, but it lasts for almost half an hour (29 minutes).

Their style remains unchanged, melodic epic pagan metal with extreme and clean vocals. The guest appearances Read more…

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SYCRONOMICA – Sycroscope

SYCRONOMICA – Sycroscope

Sycroscope” is the third album from the German band. They were formed in 1996 when they released their first demo, but it took them 8 years to release their debut full-length album “Paths” in 2004. Then they changed label to release “Gate” in 2006 and now they signed with Silverwolf Productions for this new album (three different labels so far).

Sycronomica play melodic symphonic black metal with an epic mood and some folk touches. Read more…

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NYDVIND – Sworn to the Elders

NYDVIND – Sworn to the Elders

Another comeback from a band that was put “on-ice” for seven years. The French epic pagan black metallers Nydvind break their silence returning with a new label and a great new album. Richard Loudin, who is also in Bran Barr, formed the band in 2000 and in 2003 they released their debut album “Eternal Winter Domain” with Sacral Productions.

Sworn to the Elders” is their second album and it continues exactly where the previous one ended. Read more…

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APPALACHIAN WINTER – Winter Eternal

APPALACHIAN WINTER – Winter Eternal

Appalachian Winter come from the snowy mountains of Pennsylvania of USA. They are the solo band of Danny George Klyne, formed in 2007. He has self-released two albums so far, “Silence Before the Great Mountain Wind” in 2008 and “Winter Eternal” in 2009. Both albums are actually demos, but they are full-length releases and both come with full artwork.

Their music is epic black metal with symphonic and folk elements. “Winter Eternal” has 9 Read more…

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ASKIVAL – Eternity

ASKIVAL – Eternity

Askival was founded in 2006 by its only member Tuagh and after the demo “Alba” he released the debut and only full-length album “Eternity”. Tuagh comes from the island Rùm of Scotland and the band took its name from the highest mountain of the island. After the release of this album, Tuagh abandoned Askival, so it seems that’s all we will ever get from this band.

The music of Askival is epic pagan metal with some Read more…

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GRAVELAND – Spears of Heaven

GRAVELAND – Spears of Heaven

Graveland is a legendary Polish band that most black metal fans surely know. The personal project of Rob Darken (who has also Lord Wind) is active since 1992 and this is the eleventh full-length album. The band has also released 4 EPs, a couple of split albums as well as many demos. Rob Darken has been very productive all these years releasing something new very often. Graveland begun as a pure raw black metal band, but they have eventually added Read more…

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MISTUR – Attende

MISTUR – Attende

Another great band comes from the mountains and fjords of Sogndal in Norway, the place that gave us Windir. The band begun in 2003 as a two members’ project and they released the amazing demo “Skoddefjellet” in 2005. This 4-song demo left many promises and got very positive reviews. So now, 4 years later, they release their debut album “Attende” with Einheit Produktionen.

Mistur have now a complete line-up, something that makes their sound much richer compared to Read more…

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FORGOTTEN LAND – In Regno Langobardorum

FORGOTTEN LAND - In Regno Langobardorum

Forgotten Land is a new band coming from Italy. They were formed in 2006 by their front-woman Nordic Valkyrja and in 2008 their first demo “Ancient Tales from forgotten Lands” was released. This summer, July 2009 they decided to release their debut album themselves, without any label!

Their music is epic pagan black metal with some folk influences. They have a very good sound, with powerful guitars and drums (with a nice “echo”), reminding me of the sound this genre Read more…

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