Tag: Switzerland

Album Review: Near Death Condition – Evolving Towards Extinction

Near Death Condition [Switzerland]
Evolving Towards Extinction
2014
Full Length
Unique Leader Records
Death Metal

Already in their third full length album of their career, it is pretty surprising that Swiss death metal merchants Near Death Condition have not gotten the recognition that they deserve, amidst the many mediocre technical …

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Album Review: Bölzer – Aura

Bölzer [Switzerland]
Aura
2013
EP
Iron Bonehead Productions
Black/Death Metal

Prior to this, my knowledge of Swiss metal is limited only to the rapidly declining Eluveitie but perhaps with the permeation of more extreme genres around the world, it isn’t really surprising finding a gem like Bölzer out of the region as …

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Album Review: Blutmond – The Revolution is Dead!

Blutmond [Switzerland]
The Revolution is Dead!
2012
Full Length
Code666 Records
Avant Garde/Black Metal

Code666 is known for the large numbers of weird and unique bands that are signed under them, though the majority of these bands are admittedly fundamentally play black metal. Switzerland’s Blutmond this year releases their third …

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Album Review: Borgne – Royaume des Ombres

Borgne [Switzerland]
Royaume des Ombres
2012
Full Length
Sepulchral Productions
Atmospheric Black Metal

The Swiss one-man black metal band Borgne this year releases its fifth full length album, and despite it’s formation all the way back in 1998, Royaume des Ombres will be my first exposure to the band, and the description …

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Album Review: Eluveitie – Helvetios

Eluveitie [Switzerland]
Helvetios
2012
Full Length
Nuclear Blast Records
Melodic Death/Folk Metal

Eluveitie was one of the first bands that got me hooked onto the melodic death metal style of folk metal, with Slania being the first album that I listened to. Unfortunately, over the years as the band’s style of music evolved, my interest in the …

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