finland Archive

Soluthus – Ritual of the Horned Skull

Soluthus contacted me a while back about a potential review for their EP, Ritual of the Horned Skull, and it’s been in my “commonly played” pile for weeks and now I can finally get the damn review done. Soluthus are yet another underground doom death metal band to emerge from the frozen depths of the [&hellip

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Nattfog – Mustan Auringon Riitti

Hammer of Hate strikes again with a strong Finnish black metal debut by Nattfog. Maybe it’s my personal bias toward Finnish black metal, but I somehow knew that I’d like this one before even giving it a listen and yet it still impaled with its melodic Nordic warrior spirit and raw but refined black metal [&hellip

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Forgotten Horror

Hails! I wanted to get this interview set up, as your debut album, ‘The Serpent Creation’, is a must have for any extreme metal collection! Tell us about the eight rituals of devastation!!! Thank you very much for the comment, nice to hear that our hard work is appreciated. In an initiatory context, ‘The Serpent [&hellip

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Cryptborn – In the Grasp of the Starving Dead

Twenty-eight watermelon the natural viagra minutes of down-tuned madness that is reminiscent of old Swedish style rather than Finnish; Finland’s Cryptborn debut In the Grasp of the Starving Dead features seven brand new songs vocally fronted by Maveth’s Christbutcher, and also two more members of the brutal outfit; to a total of five. Although, Cryptborn [&hellip

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Beherit – At the Devil’s Studio 1990

Never heard first studio full length from this preeminent Finnish black metal act featuring their condemned birthing, and it’s as reptilian, menacing, vile, and crushing as would be expected. The production is genuinely and appropriately crude, keeping the bands sound and atmosphere preserved for over 20 years, never masking or refining the vulgar beginnings of [&hellip

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Rotten Sound – Cursed

Picture the scenario…you just finished a long week’s worth of clock-punching, soul-crushing slave labor, grudgingly doing your part in the nine-to-five daily grind. Tired and anxious for the time to relax, you stagger to your car to once again join the frenzy of the same old rush hour mob. As your weary eyes squint from [&hellip

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Cavus – Fester and Putrefy

I did not know what to expect out of black metallers Cavus when I received their new release Fester and Putrefy. Since they hailed from Finland, it intrigued me to give a listen to them. Cavus was formed around the year 2008 in their home town of Porvoo, Finland. After live performances with bands like [&hellip

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Anguished – Cold

With eternally haunting melodies, piercing banshee wails and driving death-hammer drums, Finland’s Anguished make their debut mark with Cold. Possessed Demoness, the sole conjurer of these eight dark spells, has summoned a beast that is both dismal and destructive, lending her own unique weaponry to the more familiar ammunition of extreme music. While never flamboyant, Anguished is never [&hellip

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Sargeist

Few names conjure as foreboding an apparition as Sargeist.  Releasing their first demo in 1999 and with the release of their classic debut full-length, 2003’s ‘Satanic Black Devotion’, this Finnish cult made their presence felt early on with the sheer power and nobility of their rituals.  Including members of Behexen, Horna and several other underground cults, [&hellip

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Satanic Warmaster

Few artists carry the banner of Black Metal as high as Satanic Warmaster. Their catalog is extensive and strong, showing no mercy for the trivial pursuits of trendy musical dogshit. Your new full length release, Nachzehrer is upon us, a crushing ritual in His Unholy Name. Do you feel this is a new dawn for Satanic [&hellip

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