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ADORNED BROOD – Noor

ADORNED BROOD – Noor

Finally the last album of this great German folk black metal band is at my hands, an album I wanted a lot to listen to. Adorned Brood begun on 1993 and they released in 1996 their cult debut “Hiltia”, a primitive combination of folk music and raw black metal. In 1998 they released “Wigand” an amazing epic folk black metal CD, which was very hard to find, since their label Atmosfear was closed after while. Then in 2000 “Asgard” Read more…

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IRON WOODS – The Journey to the Paganism

IRON WOODS – The Journey to the Paganism

Iron Woods is a pagan black metal band coming from the faraway Brazil! They were formed in 2001 and released their debut “Ancient Faith” in 2004. This Brazilian trio worked for some years in order to release their second album “The Journey to the Paganism” in the end of 2008.

Like in their debut, their respect and love to Bathory is obvious once again. This time though the band has made many steps forward. Pagan black metal riffing and screaming Read more…

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FIMBULTYR – Gryende Tidevarv

FIMBULTYR - Gryende Tidevarv

Fimbultyr is a new band coming from Sweden playing black / death Viking metal. Formed in 2005 they released the demo “Ändlösa Frågor” in 2006, whose most songs are rerecorded and put together with new ones for their debut “Gryende Tidevarv” just released by Unexploded Records.

They play typical Viking black metal with many epic death metal elements too. They have a very powerful sound and production, where guitars and black/death vocals have the leading role. There are also many Read more…

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ELDRIG – Mysterion

ELDRIG – Mysterion

Eldrig is the personal project of Eldrig, who has also another band Fanisk. He comes from the United States and his music is deeply inspired by Nietzsche and other philosophers. “Mysterion” is his third full-length album, released by Supernal Music.

Eldrig have a very personal sound, that cannot be compared to another band. It’s symphonic, almost orchestral, very melodic black metal. There are a few vocals though, but most of the time they are in the very background and you Read more…

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INCHIUVATU – Miseria

INCHIUVATU – Miseria

Inchiuvatu is a very special and very unknown band of the underground Italian scene. They were formed in 1993 by Agghiastru who is one of the pioneers of the “Mediterranean Scene”. This scene consists of a bunch of bands coming from Sciacca in Sicily, who want to offer something new with their music, using ancient Sicilian dialect and legends of the Mediterranean area…

Agghiastru is the mastermind behind Inchuviatu, a band that has already released 5 full-length albums. At Read more…

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ARKANE – Enraptured Serene Mesmerism

ARKANE – Enraptured Serene Mesmerism

Arkane is the new solo project of ArkanumX (aka Pandelis Giasafakis) who was one of the founding members of the cult Greek band Fiendish Nymph (Daemonia Nymphe later). Since he left the band he created music on his own at a new more ambient ritual neoclassical style. His first effort was the album “Arcane Elitism” under the name x-Arkane-x in 2002. Now in 2008 he returns with his newest work entitled “Enraptured Serene Mesmerism” under the name Arkane.

This new Read more…

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GONIN-ISH – Naishikyo Sekai

GONIN-ISH – Naishikyo Sekai

Hm… This is quite an unusual release! Gonin-Ish is a Japanese band (as it’s easy to guess seeing the weird cover artwork) that exists from 1997. After the self-titled debut in 2000, “Naishikyo Sekai” is their second full-length album that was released in 2005 in Japan, but wasn’t distributed worldwide, until 2008 that “Season of Mist” decided to re-release it! Let’s see why…

When the first song “Tokoyami Kairou” began, I thought I was listening to Read more…

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VALUATIR – I

VALUATIR – I

Valuatir is a real gem of the underground pagan folk black metal scene. They come from France and they were formed in 1997 under the name Inis Gwenva. After 2 demos they changed their name in 2007 to Valuatir and they recorded their first full-length album that was released in 2008 by the Japanese label Armageddon Records.

They play pagan black metal mixed with many folk Celtic instruments and melodies. Their founder Fëarann masters a great variety of traditional instruments, Read more…

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