Tag: Iceland

HMT Interviews: Auðn

Icelandic atmospheric black metal band Auðn left me rather impressed with this year’s sophomore full length, Farvegir fyrndar. We managed to catch the band’s guitarist/lyricist Aðalsteinn Magnússon, to learn more about the thought process behind the band and its music, as well as the landscape in Iceland.

Almyrkvi – Umbra

It’s Icelandic black metal madness! We just reviewed Auðn’s latest release 1 week ago, and here with are with yet another excellent black metal release. Almyrkvi brings to us their dissonant brand of black metal à la Blut Aus Nord and Deathspell Omega. Are we ready for so many dosages of Icelandic black metal in such a short span of time?

Auðn – Farvegir Fyrndar

At risk of being labelled a Season of Mist fanboy, here’s another excellent release – Auðn’s sophomore, Farvegir Fyrndar, atmospheric black metal from the cold landscape of Iceland. If you’re a fan of Winterfylleth, Wodensthrone, or Fen, then you can be sure to have your cravings satisfied.

Album Review: Angist – Circle of Suffering

Angist [Iceland]
Circle of Suffering
2011/2014 (Reissue)
EP
Hammerheart Records
Death Metal

After the recent encounter with the brilliant Icelandic tech-death band Beneath, here we are with another dosage of Icelandic brutality with Angist‘s debut EP. While originally released independently by the band in 2011, Angist‘s Circle of Suffering gets vinyl treatment this …

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Album Review: Beneath – The Barren Throne

Beneath [Iceland]
The Barren Throne
2014
Full Length
Unique Leader Records
Brutal Death Metal

Unique Leader Records has been releasing a string of strong brutal and technical death metal albums this year, from The Kennedy Veil‘s sophomore to the recent Alterbeast debut, all of which helped deepen my interest in this particular …

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