Category Archives: black metal

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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Fen – “Winter”

I hate Winter. Well I hate the season of Winter. The latest album by UK atmospheric black metal masters Fen is entitled “Winter” and it makes me appreciate the season as it influences a truly EPIC album. This album is … Continue reading

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Black Anvil – “As Was”

Black Anvil are another top American Black Metal band, along with deafheaven, Vattnet (Viskar) and So Hideous. Each band have their own take on the style. Black Anvil, to me, are the most prog of the lot. Their latest album … Continue reading

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code – “Lost Signal”

There are bands that truly define what being progressive is all about. code is one of those bands. They began life as a black metal band and evolved into the prog rock band they are today. Unlike bands like Opeth, … Continue reading

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Enslaved – “The Sleeping Gods – Thorn”

Enslaved are one of my favorite bands. Take that into account. In my mind, they can do no wrong and this re-issue is another example of that. “The Sleeping Gods” and “Thorn” were both originally released (separately) back in 2011. … Continue reading

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