May 2, 2019 by Hekate
  After more than 3 years of work, the trio of Månegarm invites us to go back in time with a new album, “Fornaldarsagor” (released [...]
Hanging Garden-Backwoods Sessions Part II
April 10, 2019 by Nikki Katsi
I got a thing for Hanging Garden. Don’t tell Katatonia. They’re my new side piece. All joking aside, since the announcement of Katatonia’s hiatus (of [...]
March 9, 2019 by Serena
Finnish Symphonic Death metal heroes Brymir  released their third studio album Wings of Fire on 8.2.2019. At first listen, it felt a bit chaotic and not [...]
February 12, 2019 by Slayanys Maniax
A band’s sophomore album can arguably be even more important than their debut for several reasons. When a debut is highly successful, however, it all [...]
January 28, 2019 by Serena
It was a bit difficult for me to listen to this album with a critical ear. Swallow the Sun (along with Trees of Eternity and [...]
Profane Omen - Ooka
September 10, 2018 by Tero Tolkki
Depends which sources you believe it’s been 4-5 years since their previous release “Reset“. Either way it’s quite a long time for a band between [...]
Tarja - Act III
August 28, 2018 by Anastasia Konstantinidou
Act II is what every fan of the Finnish soprano Tarja Turunen has been waiting for. After the success of Act I, Turunen released the [...]
Auri - Auri
July 28, 2018 by Anastasia Konstantinidou
Auri is a mystical journey of Celtic music by the music duo of Nightwish Tuomas Holopainen and Troy Donockley accompanied by the soprano and lyrical [...]
Vihan Messu - Kuolema
July 25, 2018 by Riffvader
My respect for one man band projects just keep on growing and growing by the day, especially when I come across releases as brilliant as [...]
Northern Chaos Gods Album Cover
July 11, 2018 by Riffvader
When Immortal is mentioned, I immediately think of the over the top character, Abbath. With this album, I had to finally put that image in [...]
Marduk - Viktoria
June 26, 2018 by Riffvader
Every time I hear Marduk mentioned, I stand at attention. This was definitely also the case when I heard that they finally released their new [...]
Suotana - Land of the Ending Time
June 4, 2018 by Riffvader
Suotana proves a really important point with their latest offering – the metal underground is alive and well. Land of the Ending Time is a [...]
Mokoma - Hengen pitimet
May 30, 2018 by Tero Tolkki
For Finnish audience Mokoma needs no introductions. They have been in the core of the Finnish metal industry for 2 decades and their latest release [...]
May 27, 2018 by Daniel Ramos
After a gap of around eight years, one of the most famous black metal bands makes their return: The norwegian band Dimmu Borgir has released their [...]
At The Gates - To Drink From The Night Itself
May 21, 2018 by Nikki Katsi
It feels like we’ve been down this road before. It feels familiar, nostalgic. As soon as you hear the opening riff to the title track, [...]
Amorphis - New Album Cover
May 16, 2018 by Slayanys Maniax
Just when you thought AMORPHIS couldn’t get any more progressive after their previous album ‘Under The Red Cloud’, the ‘QUEEN OF TIME’ comes out to [...]
Ihsahn - Ámr
May 10, 2018 by Riffvader
I am not very familiar with progressive music in general, but with this being Ihsahn, I had to give it a try. One fact clearly [...]
Follow The Cipher - Follow The Cipher
May 9, 2018 by Tero Tolkki
It has been a while that I have seen a band releasing an album saying it’s power metal. But at the same time power metal [...]
Cavus - The New Era
May 8, 2018 by Riffvader
What an interesting and fresh take on Black Metal this is. Cavus surely made me hungry for more of their dark and soulful music. This [...]
Wrathrone - Reflections of Torment
May 2, 2018 by Riffvader
Once again we get assaulted by Finnish brutality – and this time Wrathrone made sure that I feel it into my core. Reflections of Torment [...]
Cauldron of Hate - Sickness
April 19, 2018 by Riffvader
It’s high time that we get a band like Cauldron of Hate, feeding us with something so vile and dark. Sickness surely is an album [...]
Gluttony - Cult of the Unborn
April 16, 2018 by Riffvader
Usually when I hear a band call themselves Old School Death Metal, I kind of feel like I should just avoid it, because it will [...]
Kalmah - Palo
April 9, 2018 by Riffvader
In all honesty, my first playthrough of Kalmah‘s new album, Palo, did not grab my attention much. Luckily I decided to listen to it some [...]
Alghazanth - Eight Coffin Nails
April 4, 2018 by Riffvader
When I first found out about the release of Eight Coffin Nails, I did not know that it will be Alghazanth’s final album release. After [...]
Stormr - Call of the Wild
March 28, 2018 by Riffvader
As a musician myself, I can’t help but to have respect for one man ventures like Stormr. It takes a lot of skill to create [...]
Cobra Speed Venom by The Crown
March 16, 2018 by Riffvader
Destroyed by Madness! I am the king of Chaos! What more do you need from Death Metal? The Crown only released this album today, and [...]
Avertia - Hundre og Helvete
March 13, 2018 by Riffvader
Once again Avertia proves that the Norwegians are born with Black Metal in their blood. I am personally not a big fan of modern Black [...]
Arch Enemy - Will To Power
March 6, 2018 by Tero Tolkki
When you hear the name Arch Enemy you automatically associate it with beautiful melodies, brutal vocals and fast pace drumming right? It is kind of [...]
Verikalpa - Taistelutahto
March 2, 2018 by Riffvader
Never have I wanted to raise a beer to the sky more than I did while listening to Verikalpa’s  Taistelutahto. These guys sure know how to [...]
February 26, 2018 by Riffvader
The Swedes really stepped it up this year with yet another solid release – this time it is Necrophobic’s Mark of the Necrogram. I had [...]