Category Archives: black metal

Cloak – “To Venomous Depths”

For me, Atlanta’s Cloak fit the progressive death metal tag. Now, I do realize that many people will suggest otherwise and honestly, I can understand that argument. But their debut album “To Venomous Depths” is packed with great riffs and … Continue reading

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Hallatar – “No Stars Upon The Bridge”

On paper, this album seemed like a perfect situation for me. Amorphis vocalist Tomi Joutsen is one of my favorite vocalists ever. Also, Swallow the Sun guitarist Juha Raivio wrote all the music and he can write some really epic … Continue reading

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Enslaved – “E”

Every album by Enslaved is highly anticipated by me. “E” was even more than usual however. The big lineup switch was a major cause of this. Keyboardist and clean vocalist Herbrand Larsen left the band toward the end of last … Continue reading

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Wintersun – “The Forest Seasons”

Wintersun are a band that you could write a book about. They’ve had an interesting career to this point which includes a brilliant debut album, an 8 year span between albums, a second album “Time” that was split into two … Continue reading

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Vintersorg – “Till Fjälls del II”

For those who don’t know, Vintersorg is both a band and the alias of band leader Andreas Hedlund. Hedlund is also a member of Borknagar (one of my favorite bands) and Cronian (with Øystein Brun of Borknagar) among many other … Continue reading

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Enslaved taps Håkon Vinje of Seven Impale as new keyboardist

Enslaved played at Garage Bergen on Sunday Feb. 26th for the first time with their new keyboardist Håkon Vinje of Seven Impale! Last year long time keyboardist Herbrand Larsen left the band after 12 years. Seven Impale are one of … Continue reading

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