Skip to Content


Tag Archives: Black Metal

Borknagar – Fall – Album Review

Artist: Borknagar Album Title: Fall Label: Century Media Records Date of Release: 23 February 2024 For some reason, completely unknown to me at this point, ‘True North’ completely passed me by. Released towards the end of 2019, I can only assume that I took a temporary leave of my senses. Under any normal circumstances, new  Continue Reading »

Farsot – Life Promised Death – Album Review

Artist: Farsot Album Title: Life Promised Death Label: Lupus Lounge Date of Release: 16 February 2024 For one reason or another, this is my first proper foray into the black metal/avantgarde world of Farsot and I wasn’t really sure what to expect from the Germans here. What little I’ve heard in the past failed to  Continue Reading »

Ihsahn – Ihsahn – Album Review

Artist: Ihsahn Album Title: Ihsahn Label: Candlelight Records Date of Release: 16 February 2024 I have spent several hours of my life listening to this new self-titled album, or should I say ‘double album’, from Ihsahn. However, it’s possible that I’ve spent even more time thinking about it, the music that appears on it, and  Continue Reading »

Hauntologist – Hollow – Album Review

Artist: Hauntologist Album Title: Hollow Label: No Solace Date of Release: 8 January 2024 What in the name of the Gods have I inadvertently stumbled into? It was a drab, dreary day and whilst looking after a poorly child, I took the opportunity as she slept next to me to scroll through a couple of  Continue Reading »

Necrowretch – Swords Of Dajjal – Album Review

Artist: Necrowretch Album Title: Swords Of Dajjal Label: Season Of Mist: Underground Activists Date of Release: 2 February 2024 For once, it was not the cover artwork that drew me to this release. I mean, look at it. It’s awful. Well, that’s my personal opinion, in any case. The central figure resembles one of the  Continue Reading »

The Infernal Sea – Hellfenlic – Album Review

Artist: The Infernal Sea Album Title: Hellfenlic Label: Candlelight Date of Release: 26 January 2024 It is always painful to me when I realise that yet another band has escaped my gaze. I know that it is nigh-on impossible to be across everything that’s going on in the world of heavy metal, but I do  Continue Reading »

Vemod – The Deepening – Album Review

Artist: Vemod Album Title: The Deepening Label: Prophecy Productions Date of Release: 19 January 2024 It has taken a decade for this album to see the light of day but there’s an argument to suggest that time has little meaning in the town of Namsos, Norway. Inhabited by just over eight thousand, Namsos is an  Continue Reading »

Necrofier – Burning Shadows In The Southern Night – Album Review

Artist: Necrofier Album Title: Burning Shadows In the Southern Light Label: Season Of Mist Date of Release: 2 June 2023 Some of you may remember as far back as October 2021, and my review of the debut full-length release from Necrofier. If you do, you’ll recall that ‘Prophecies Of Eternal Darkness’ was a bit of  Continue Reading »

Immortal – War Against All – Album Review

Artist: Immortal Album Title: War Against All Label: Nuclear Blast Records Date of Release: 26 May 2023 Hopefully, I can provide a useful overview of this record as I am not saddled with years of history with Immortal. They may well be one of the first names that come to mind when thoughts turn to  Continue Reading »

Cloak – Black Flame Eternal – Album Review

Artist: Cloak   Album Title: Black Flame Eternal Label: Season Of Mist Date of Release: 26 May 2023 I reviewed the debut album from Cloak, ‘To Venomous Depths’ back in 2017, and was reasonably impressed by it as I recall. But I missed the follow-up that arrived two years later as it coincided with a  Continue Reading »


All written content, opinions, reviews and interviews published on this website are created by Matt Spall


Artwork design by: Mattias Norén


Website design by: The Imagineering Suite © 2022