Tag: Finland

Jan 09 2018

Perdition Winds – Transcendent Emptiness

Finnish black metal band Perdition Winds returns this year with their sophomore album, Transcendent Emptiness. That Darkthrone-esque artwork hints towards the musical style of the band, and the perfect balance of coldness, bleakness, and aggression fortunately makes Transcendent Emptiness an intriguing listen.

Apr 23 2017

Blast from the Past: Wintersun – Wintersun

Despite being 13 years old, Wintersun’s self-titled debut remains one of my personal favourite melodic death metal releases, bringing together a balance of speed, intensity, melody, and raw emotions in under 55 minutes. This is melodic death metal done right.

Apr 28 2016

Moonsorrow – Jumalten aika

Moonsorrow returns after 5 years with their seventh full length album, Jumalten aika. The band’s brand of epic black/pagan metal proves that the long wait is well worth it, as they put out what is possibly their best work in their careers thus far.

Feb 14 2015

Satanic Warmaster – Fimbulwinter

Satanic Warmaster’s fifth full length is classic Finnish black metal, with the band this time even incorporating elements of folk and viking to make Fimbulwinter an even more enchanting listen for rabid fans of the genre. Warmaster Returns!

Feb 03 2015

Desolate Shrine – The Heart of the Netherworld

You’ve heard of bands using two vocalists – one for cleans and the other for growls – but have you seen one with two growlers before? Desolate Shrine is rather unique in that it utilises a single instrumentalist and two vocalists to create utter chaos and destruction. The Heart of the Netherworld is the Finnish trio’s third full length release, and the band shows how far they have come in their 5 years of existence, showing tremendous growth even comparing to their 2012 sophomore, The Sanctum of Human Darkness.

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