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 […]

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: Böllverk – Heading for the Crown

Release: 22/04/2022 The German heavy metal band Böllverk is probably still unknown to most of our readers. The quintet from Aschaffenburg only exists since 2018 and has so far released an EP, Let’s Ride Till Dawn (2020), as well as their full-length debut Heading for the Crown. If you’re still looking for traditional-sounding acts in […]