Review: Oath – Hallowed Illusions

Release: 29/07/2022 If you have been reading our blog for the last two years, you will certainly have come across the name Oath. Nevertheless, a short explanation at this point: It is a one-man-project from Scotland, behind which Steven Waddell can be found. Stylistically, we’re dealing with classic heavy metal, more specifically a nod to […]

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: Lord Vigo – We Shall Overcome

Release: 01/07/2022 I have already written several times on this blog that Lord Vigo is one of the greatest metal bands Germany currently has to offer: The outfit from Landstuhl, Rhineland-Palatinate, was founded in 2014 and has both an unmistakable style and an impeccable discography. This will not change in 2022, even if the current […]

Review: Bergfried – Romantik I

Release: 17/04/2022 If, like me, you have studied medieval history as a major and have also done a bit of German studies as a minor, a project called Bergfried (Engl. “keep“/“castle keep“) which is releasing an EP called Romantik I, is already 2:0 ahead before the first listen. But I’ll even raise it to 3:0 […]

Pressure – In A Dark Heart We Trust

Release: 03/06/2022 As the hottest day of the year so far is predicted for this Saturday, at least in Germany, it makes sense to check out one or two records that might be suitable as a summer soundtrack. This is where the Swedes Pressure come in, whose promo landed in my mailbox some time ago. […]

Review: Elusive God – Trapped in a Future Unknown

Release: 20/05/2022 If you want to put together a doom festival at the moment that features the most exciting newcomer bands of today, you have to look towards Croatia: Thanks to Elusive God, this Balkan gem is playing in the top league of this genre. If you don’t know the band yet, you should read […]

Review: Ash of Ashes – Traces

Release: 13/05/2022 There is no question that man will eventually perish from his hubris. The conviction that we can tame nature and exploit it as we please will inevitably lead to our downfall. Compared to the splendour of our planet, we are nothing, whose existence will be long forgotten when the earth continues to turn […]

Review: Theandric – Flight Among the Tombs

Release: 11/02/2022 English version below Frontmann Paul Tiseo gründete Theandric als Solo-Projekt, und gab 2011 die EP Up the Irons (An Epic Hymn to Iron Maiden) heraus. Inzwischen ist das Projekt zu einer Band bestehend aus Tiseo (Gesang, Bass, Tasteninstrumente, Gitarre), Bill Bogue (Gitarre), Aaron Wienczak (Gitarre) und Matt Voss (Schlagzeug) gewachsen. Dieses Jahr haben sie […]