Blog Archives

ETHEREAL SIN / DARK MIRROR OV TRAGEDY – Arcane of Ancient Asia

ETHEREAL SIN + DARK MIRROR OV TRAGEDY - Arcane of Ancient Asia

Japanese elegiac black metallers Ethereal Sin and South Korean symphonic black metallers Dark Mirror ov Tragedy decided to join forces and release the split album “Arcane of Ancient Asia“, a real masterpiece of melodic symphonic black metal, a well-hidden treasure from Far East Asia. The album was released on October 31st, 2014 via Evoken de Valhall Production, a Japanese label founded by Ethereal Sin’s leader, Yama.       Read more…

Posted in Reviews

SAWLEGEN – Stories from an Old Empire

SAWLEGEN - Stories from an Old Empire

Sawlegen is a bizarre band, coming from Rabat, the capital city of Morocco. And what is actually more unusual than their origin, is their music itself, since the band plays a strange fusion of various metal styles. They were formed in 2004 as a 3-piece band under the name “Virgin Beauty”. The positive feedback to their first compositions made them expand their line-up and change their name. Finally in 2007 they self-released their debut full-length album “Stories from an Read more…

Posted in Reviews

DARKENHÖLD – Castellum

DARKENHOLD - Castellum

Two years after their previous work, French medieval black metallers Darkenhöld are back with their 3rd full-length album “Castellum“, released on September 15th 2014 via Those Opposed Records. Since its beginning the band has carved its personal style of epic melodic black metal, influenced by caverns, citadels, castles and medieval themes, something that you can easily guess just by looking at their cover artworks. After 2 split albums, Darkenhöld released their debut full-length “A Passage to the Read more…

Posted in Reviews

PERIHELION – Nap Fele Néz (EP)

PERIHELION - Nap Fele Nez

This 15-minute EP is the first release of Perihelion, but it’s not the first album of the band. Confused? Well, Perihelion is not actually a new band, but the continuation of Hungarian black death metal band Neokhrome under a new name. Neokhrome were formed back in 2001 and released 3 full-length albums, with the last one being “Perihelion” in 2012. They started as a death black metal band, redirecting their sound with each new release, concluding to a Read more…

Posted in Reviews

BJARM – Imminence

BJARM - Imminence

Bjarm is a new Russian symphonic black / death metal band from Severodvinsk in Arkhangelsk region. They were formed in 2009 and next year they released the demo “Defect” and gave their first live shows. After several line-up changes Bjarn started working on their first album and in the end of 2012 they entered the studio to record it. They finally managed to sign a deal with the Russian label Fono Ltd and on February 18th 2014 their Read more…

Posted in Reviews

OUBLIETTE – Apparitions

OUBLIETTE - Apparitions

Melodic black metal band Oubliette from Tennessee, USA has just released its first work. They are a relatively new band, since they were formed just in 2011. There is actually not much info about them in their official pages, except that 2 of their members also play on Æther Realm and Inferi. Their debut full-length album is entitled “Apparitions” and it was released via the American label The Artisan Era on August 1st 2014.        Read more…

Posted in Reviews

VINTERBRIS – Solace

VINTERBRIS - Solace

Norwegian melodic black metalles Vinterbris from Bergen have recently released their new album “Solace“. They were formed in 2008 and released their first work in 2010, the EP “The Unrested“. Two years later the debut full-length album “Vinterbris” was out. Both these works were self-released. The band has also participated in several gigs, mostly in their country. In 2014 they signed to the new Portuguese label Nordavind Records, in order to release their second Read more…

Posted in Reviews

DARK MIRROR OV TRAGEDY – The Lunatic Chapters of Heavenly Creatures

DARK MIRROR OV TRAGEDY - The Lunatic Chapters of Heavenly Creatures

South Korean symphonic black metallers Dark Mirror ov Tragedy are back with their new full-length album “The Lunatic Chapters of Heavenly Creatures“. This Seoul based band was formed in 2003 and two years later managed to release its first work “Dark Mirror ov Tragedy“. In 2009 the masterpiece “The Pregnant of Despair” was out, an album that I totally adored. Next year the EP “Under a Withered Branch” was released, including covers Read more…

Posted in Reviews