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SOKROVENNO – De Rerum Natura

SOKROVENNO - De Rerum Natura

Sokrovenno is an Italian pagan black metal band from Como. They are rather unknown, even if they exist since 2005 and their music is actually very good. In 2007 they self released the 3 song demo “Flammantia Moenia Mundi (The Flaming Walls of World)” and 2 years later on August 2009 they released their only full-length album so far “De Rerum Natura (About the Nature of Things)” via Bleak Art Records.

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SIRIN – Moja Otčina / My Fatherland

SIRIN – My Fatherland

Sirin is another one-man band that comes from Slovakia and is a member of U.B.M.R. (Underground Black Metal Resistance) along with Perterricrepus, Karpathia, Concubia Nocte, Igric and Warxath, all of them from Slovakia. SturmWolf formed this band in 2006 and he composes and plays everything since then (he is also session member on Karpathia). In 2006 Sirin released the debut album “The Dawn of Freedom” and in 2007 the very limited split album “Vznesenej Krvi ZrodenyRead more…

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HELLVETO – Kry

HELLVETO – Kry

Hellveto is the personal project of L.O.N. from Poland (he has also Blakagir, an ambient band). He formed Hellveto back in 1995 and since then he has countless releases. If I am not mistaken, “Kry” is the 13th full length album so far!!! Taking into consideration that the first full-length was released in 2002 and making a quick calculation, it seems that he releases almost one and a half album each year! Actually in 2006 he released Read more…

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DALRIADA – Arany – Album

DALRIADA – Arany - Album

This great folk metal band from Hungary is back with its latest effort. After 2008’s amazing “Szelek” they return with an even better work! The best folk metal band from this country was formed in 1998 under the name Echo of Dalriada that was changed to its current name in 2006. This is their 3rd album with the name Dalriada. Despite the change of name and the 13 years of existence the band hasn’t changed its style a Read more…

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DARK MIRROR OV TRAGEDY – The Pregnant of Despair

DARK MIRROR OV TRAGEDY – The Pregnant of Despair

Sometimes it needs just luck to discover some great bands that remain unknown. I don’t remember how, but luckily enough I fell on this band with this unusual name and I checked their sound. I liked what I listened, so I searched and bought their albums. They come from South Korea and they were formed in 2003. In 2005 they released their debut “Dark Mirror ov Tragedy”, four years later this much improved work “The Pregnant of Read more…

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SAD LEGEND – The Revenge of Soul

SAD LEGEND – The Revenge of Soul

I suppose few of you have ever heard of this band and even fewer will remember its debut “Sad Legend” released back in 1998. That’s expected, since this band comes from South Korea and they have only released this debut, plus the EP “Searching for the Hope in Utter Darkness” in 2001 and then disappeared. To my surprise, I found out that this one-man band is still “alive” and in the end of 2009 released its Read more…

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ENSIFERUM – From Afar

ENSIFERUM – From Afar

Undoubtedly Ensiferum is one of the most successful bands in the epic viking metal scene. They were formed 15 years ago and they released their impressive self-titled debut in 2001, gaining immediately the respect of fans of the genre, as well as many praising reviews. After that, there were many line-up changes and the band released 2 more full-length albums, one demo collection, one EP, one live DVD and many singles and most of them sold really good. It is Read more…

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PENSÉES NOCTURNES – Vacuum

PENSÉES NOCTURNES – Vacuum

Vacuum” is the impressive debut from a new French band called Pensées Nocturnes. It is released one year ago by the French label Les Acteurs de l’Ombre Productions, but I only bought it a few days ago. Anyway, from the first listen it became clear that this work definitely deserves to be reviewed! The band was formed in 2008 by Vaerohn (also guitars on Valhôll), who is the only member since then. He recently released the band’s Read more…

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