Tag: Viking Metal

Apr 28

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.

Nov 14

Album Review: Sons of Crom – Riddle of Steel

Sons of Crom [Sweden] Riddle of Steel 2014 Full Length Debemur Morti Productions Heavy/Viking Metal 10 years on, Quorthon‘s legacy lives on in the many black and viking metal bands that have quoted him and his musical projects as an influence, with bands such as Bloodshed Walhalla even outright proclaiming themselves to be a Bathory tribute band. …

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Nov 11

Album Review: Darkenhöld – Castellum

Darkenhöld [France] Castellum 2014 Full Length Those Opposed Records Black Metal Claiming to play “authentic middle age black metal”, French black metal band Darkenhöld this year releases their brand new full length album, Castellum, presenting a style that is vastly different than the what has become the known as the French style of bands like Blut Aus Nord and Deathspell Omega. …

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Mar 29

Album Review: Bloodshed Walhalla – The Battle Will Never End

Bloodshed Walhalla [Italy] The Battle will Never End 2012 Full Length Fog Foundation Viking Metal With a name like Bloodshed Walhalla, anyone familiar with the history of extreme metal would already know what to expect from this Italian viking metal horde. Band mastermind Drakhen also doesn’t shy away from proudly wearing his major influence on his …

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Jan 07

Album Review: Falkenbach – Asa

Falkenbach [Germany] Asa 2013 Full Length Prophecy Productions Black/Folk/Viking Metal As a long time listener of Falkenbach, I was thrilled to hear the news of a new album – “Asa”, its answer to the 2011 studio effort “Tiurida”. Falkenbach is known for its consistently glorious and epic repertoire of songs, beginning from its 1996 inception …

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