Review: HelėH – s/t

Release: 05/04/2022; (Vinyl: 02/09/2022) Doom metal with Spanish lyrics – regular readers of our blog will undoubtedly think of Mortajas at this point. While the Chileans are very classical in style on their self-titled debut, the Argentinians HelėH take a much more epic approach on their self-titled debut album. You can imagine that – with […]

Review: On the Loose – On the Loose

Release: 20/03/2022 It sounds like a platitude to say that a band comes out of nowhere. But in the case of the Portuguese On the Loose, this is indeed true. In September of last year, a song called “Midnight“ suddenly appeared, which probably made every epic doom fan sit up and take notice. Or even […]

Best of 2021: EPs

Today we present you our third “Best of 2021 list“: This time we focus on EPs. Admittedly, not so many EPs have been released this year that could really thrill us. Therefore we limit ourselves to a sixpack. But every record that shows up here is REALLY awesome! Aidan’s Sixpack 1. Knight’s Oath – s/t […]

Review: Sorcerer – Reverence

Release: 10/12/2021 English version below Heute vor vier Jahren starb mit Warrel Dane (Sanctuary, Nevermore) ein Ausnahmesänger, der in unserer Szene eine nicht zu schließende Lücke hinterlassen hat. Mein Kollege und Freund Aidan hat im letzten Jahr auf unserem Blog mit einem sehr emotionalen Beitrag an dessen dritten Todestag erinnert. Mancher mag sich nun fragen: […]

Review: Scald – Will Of The Gods Is Great Power (HRR Reissue)

Release: 23.07.2021 English version below Scald muss man selbstverständlich keinem Leser dieses Blogs vorstellen. Der Begriff „Legende“ wird zugegebenermaßen heutzutage recht inflationär verwendet, aber beim Quintett aus Russland ist er vollkommen angebracht. Will Of The Gods Is Great Power gilt nämlich völlig zurecht als eine der großartigsten Epic Doom Metal-Platten aller Zeiten, deren schwindelerregend hohes […]

Interview: Flame, Dear Flame (Teil 1)

Wenn in einigen Monaten der Newcomer des Jahres gewählt wird, dürften Flame, Dear Flame Top-Positionen einnehmen. Mit Aegis hat das Quartett aus Braunschweig nämlich ein fantastisches Debütalbum veröffentlicht, das mit einem hohen Grad an Eigenständigkeit und tiefer Emotionalität überzeugt (lest euch dazu doch einfach mal unseren Review durch). Vor diesem Hintergrund freuen wir uns sehr, […]

Playlist: Hymns from Heaven Part II

A few days ago we published our playlist Hymns from Heaven – inspired by William J Tsami’s death. Due to the many positive reactions to this post, we are launching a second part today, in which other departed heroes of our scene are honoured. Enjoy listening! Black Sabbath – The Shining (RIP Geoff Nicholls) Scald […]

My Top 5: Evgeny Gromovoy (Adamantis)

Today, Evgeny Gromovoy, drummer of US American power metal band Adamantis, presents to us his five favourite albums of all time. These are the 5 albums that influenced me the most: Judas Priest – Defenders of the Faith Blind Guardian – Imaginations from the Other Side Aria – Hero of Asphalt Bathory – Twilight of […]

Playlist: Mysteries of the Night

Today, we want to present to you another playlist: Mysteries of the Night. Check it out! Tracklist Scald – Night Sky Lunar Shadow – They That Walk the Night Solitude Aeturnus – It came upon one Night Visigoth – Blades in the Night Seven Sisters – Highways of the Night Mercyful Fate – Night of […]