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Vesperian Sorrow – Awaken The Greylight – Album Review

Artist: Vesperian Sorrow Album Title: Awaken The Greylight Label: Black Lion Records Date of Release: 26 April 2024 It has been twelve years since the entity known as Vesperian Sorrow last released a full-length album of original material. There was the 2019 re-release of their third album, ‘Regenesis Creation’, but 2012 was the last time  Continue Reading »

…And Oceans – As In Gardens, So In Tombs – Album Review

Artist: …And Oceans Album Title: As In Gardens, So In Tombs Label: Season Of Mist Date of Release: 27 January 2023 It’s a wonderful feeling to be able to write a review for a record where I’ve not had any internal wranglings to deal with, or self-inflicted confusion over what I think about it. I’ve  Continue Reading »

Pestilent Hex – The Ashen Abhorrence – Album Review

Artist: Pestilent Hex Album Title: The Ashen Abhorrence Label: Debemur Morti Productions Date of Release: 8 July 2022 Melodic black metal and I have always been keen bedfellows, so the opportunity to check out a debut album from a new player in the scene was too tempting an offer to pass up. In fact, I’ve  Continue Reading »

Album Of The Year 2020 – Number 21

Welcome to day ten of my 2020 ‘Album of the Year Top 30 countdown’. I’m now one third of the way through my series, and there’s no sign of fatigue or boredom from me. In fact, the longer this goes on, the more excited I become as we get closer and closer to the top  Continue Reading »

…And Oceans – Cosmic World Mother – Album Review

Artist: …And Oceans Album Title: Cosmic World Mother Label: Season Of Mist Date of Release: 8 May 2020 In my recent review of the new Naglfar album, ‘Cerecloth’, I mentioned that I discovered them via a black metal compilation on the Blackend record label in the mid-nineties. That was volume two. Fast forward to 1999  Continue Reading »

Arkona – Lunaris – Album Review

Artist: Arkona Album Title: Lunaris Label: Debemur Morti Productions Date Of Release: 4 November 2016 The focus of this review is the Polish black metal band Arkona. They are not to be confused with any other Arkona, of which there are many it seems, particularly from Russia. Anyway, I simply had to review this record  Continue Reading »

My Top 20 of 2012 – Number 17

If you are late to the party and have missed days 1-3, never fear because day 1 can be found here, day 2 here and day 3 here. Borknagar ‘Urd’ Century Media Records The number 17 slot belongs to Norwegian metallers Borknagar. I was going to say ‘Norwegian black metallers’ but really and truly, this  Continue Reading »

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