Review: Dark Forest – Ridge & Furrow (EP)

Release: 30/09/2022 If I were to draw a life motto out of the music accompanying me through this journey called life, it would probably be the verse “Searching for a distant chilhood dream“ taken from the song “On the Edge of Twilight“ from Dark Forest’s unexcelled fourth album Beyond the Veil. Having lived on the […]

Review: Fer de Lance – The Hyperborean

Release: 22/04/2022 As announced, we present you two reviews of this album. Today it’s Aidan’s turn. In order to create a perfect record, a timeless piece of art, it is in my opinion is essential that it has an overarching atmosphere which in itself is conclusive and consummate. Due to this it is hardly surprising […]

Review: Iron Griffin – Storm of Magic

I have to admit that, when I first listened to Iron Griffin a couple of years ago, I was unsure what to think about this truly fascinating band. Maybe one could say that I was slightly overwhelmed back then, because if there’s one thing that can be stated with certainty, it’s the fact that the […]

Playlist: Day of Valkyries 22

Today is a special day, even though it shouldn’t have to be. Some may deny it, yet still women in many parts of their lives have to face inequality and discrimination on a regular basis. Some might say that there a other things one should focus on right now, yet in reality this shows the […]

Sarah’s Sanctified Sacralities

(Firsty, I dearly apologise for the title, but the alliteration simply had to be fulfilled.) It’s Christmas time again and also time to spread a little kindness. Therefore, I out of hand decided to write a little appreciation article about one of the most important people in our scene: Sarah Vincent. It was at the […]

Live Report: Mead & Greed-Festival (01+02/10/2021)

Während mein geschätzter Freund und Kollege André diesen Freitag in Oberhausen war, um klassischen Stahl in dreifacher Besetzung beizuwohnen, verschlug es mich … ebenfalls nach Oberhausen. Allerdings hatte dieser musikalische Ausflug ein leicht anderes Ziel. Denn neben meiner Leidenschaft für den traditionellen Metal, bin ich als angehender Historiker auch ein Riesenfan von Folkmusik, sei es […]