Norway Archive

Furze – Reaper Subconscious Guide

From the outer fringes of Black Metal come Norway’s Furze, whose new full-length CD, Reaper Subconscious Guide (Agonia Records), continues to explore the essence of trance and ambiance, the genres of doom and sludge, and even the mixture of pace and form. The end result may challenge traditionalists, but those looking for a new approach to Black [&hellip

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1349 – Demonoir

Beginning in 1348, the Black Death (or bubonic plague) wreaked merciless havoc across much of Europe, piling the bodies to the sky and eventually killing off thirty to sixty percent of the continent’s population before all was said and done. It was around October of the year 1349 when an English ship filled to the [&hellip

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Gjenferdsel – Varde

The Norwegian black metal duo known as Gjenferdsel joined forces in 2002. Since then, vocalist/guitarist Iudex and drummer Invictus have continued to shape and perfect their grim weaponry fueled by lethal doses of pain and anguish. The band’s snarling, hellfire attack takes the form of a dark, no-bullshit black metal frenzy that does a fine [&hellip

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Limbonic Art – Phantasmagoria

Since their debut album in 1996, the Norwegian cult of Limbonic Art have helped build a genre with their dark and dreadful sounds.  Having remained a duo for the majority of the existence, Limbonic Art is now the sole vision of founding member Daemon and set to re-claim their ethereal throne with their 6th full [&hellip

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Angstkrieg – Angstkrieg

Officially formed many moons ago in 1999, Oslo’s Angstkrieg has finally released an offering of dark and oppressive warfare in the form of their self titled debut EP.  Featuring former members of Dimmu Borgir, Old Man’s Child and Bloodlust, the Four Horsemen of Angstkrieg deliver a long overdue assault that promises to punish listeners again [&hellip

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Nefarium – Ad Discipulum

Italy’s Nefarium launch a war against the Vatican City with their 3rd full length, ‘Ad Discipulum’, an assault of dark fucking hatred for anything remotely resembling the Church.  Their sound is about as fast, black and utterly violent as anything you can image and each of the 8 tracks on ‘Ad Discipulum’ is “dedicated” to [&hellip

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Burzum – Belus

When I first reviewed ‘Belus’, I had only heard the few tracks that were leaked and available on Youtube. As simple and commonplace as it may be to simply download a torrent of this highly anticipated album would have been, it would also seem to be rather unceremonious. ‘Belus’ could be the most anticipated black [&hellip

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Burzum – Belus

I can think of no better an album to be the first reviewed in the web edition of Forbidden Magazine! Out March 8th from Byelebog Productions, this long anticipated album has waited 11 years to finally see the light. I have heard maybe half the tracks on ‘Belus’ and must say that this album will [&hellip

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