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Árstíðir – Nivalis – Album Review

Artist: Árstíðir Album Title: Nivalis Label: Season of Mist Date of Release: 22 June 2018 Starting off a review on by referencing artists like Simon and Garfunkel, The Bee Gees and Radiohead might seem a little strange. Indeed, it seems a little strange to me also. But when tackling a review of the fourth  Continue Reading »

Album of the Year 2017 – Number 13

Welcome to day 18 of my ‘Album of the Year 2017 top 30 countdown’. I have finally done it. 17 days into my epic countdown and I have had my first murmurs of disagreement. I told you it would happen; it was just a question of when. Perhaps with hindsight I should have awarded Persefone’s  Continue Reading »

Auđn – Farvegir Fyrndar – Album Review

Artist: Auđn Album Title: Farvegir Fyrndar Label: Season of Mist Date Of Release: 10 November 2017 I’ll admit it: I’m biased. But whenever I hear that a new band originates from Iceland, I sit up and take notice. For many reasons, which I won’t bore you with here (but I will here), I have an  Continue Reading »

Sólstafir – Berdreyminn – Album Review

Artist: Sólstafir Album Title: Berdreyminn Label: Season of Mist Date of Release: 26 May 2017 Being unexpectedly blown away by an album can be one of the best feelings where music is concerned. The rush of adrenaline that courses through your veins when you realise that you have uncovered a new gem in your own  Continue Reading »

Anticipated music in 2017 – an update – 26 Feb 2017

Welcome to my latest update on some of the great new music that is due to be released in 2017. It has been a few days since the last update and, as we know, a few days can be a long time in the music world. And so it has proved with several big hitters  Continue Reading »

Album Of The Year 2015 – Number 22

Welcome to day 9 of my ‘Album of the Year 2015’ countdown. I sincerely hope that you’ve enjoyed reading my choices so far – if you’re new to this series, be sure to check out numbers 30-23 via the links at the bottom of this post. I’ve yet to hear many dissenting voices to my  Continue Reading »

Agent Fresco – Destrier – Album Review

Artist: Agent Fresco Album Title: Destrier Label: Long Branch Records / SPV Year Of Release: 2015 My thoughts and feelings towards the musical talent emanating from Iceland are well documented on the Blog Of Much Metal. Indeed, I even wrote an entire commentary on the music from one of my most favourite places on Earth.  Continue Reading »

Album of the Year 2014 – Number 3

It’s getting serious now as I enter the final three albums in my 2014 top 20 countdown, the bronze, silver and gold positions. Needless to say that all three bands coming up have released fabulous albums, worthy of any accolade coming their way. Remember, every post in this series can be accessed at the bottom  Continue Reading »

Scandinavia: A Giant of Heavy Music – Iceland

In a slight deviation to what I promised in my introduction, I want to start my more in-depth analysis of the musical strength of the Scandinavian countries with a country that I didn’t initially mention and that, strictly-speaking, is not part of Scandinavia. Let me explain… It may not be part of Scandinavia as such,  Continue Reading »

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