• descend into despair

    Descend into Despair “Opium”

    Doom metal, as a whole, is an artful genre to play. It takes real talent and taste to keep it interesting, especially when tracks reach more than ten minutes. Descend into Despair, with their third full length, have proven themselves one of the better bands at it. They are...
  • NadimaC – ‘U podrumu žute kuće’ video 2020

    „Every year, tens or even hundreds of thousands of people are exploited, sold, tricked and forced into situations of exploitation from which – very often – there is no escape. These people are abused as commodities by a transnational criminal industry, which has already generated billions of dollars for...
  • MORA PROKAZA (Belarus) – ‚WIMG’ single Season of Mist 2020

    This single was a direct hit in the back of my head in an otherwise silent and moody Monday evening. So what the fuck is this? Let me present you the infernal duo from Minsk, Belarus who calls themselves Mora Prokaza (or the Sea of Leprosy in English). It’s...
  • Manes “Young Skeleton”

    -The Perfect Storm? Some day you’re 16 and listening to some overrated insignificant metal band, the next you’re in your 40s and reviewing something that totally changed the perception of music for you. Bands change and sounds evolve. These are the most inescapable platitudes in music regardless of genre....
  • Igorrr “Spirituality and Distortion”

    Ever tasted a sound wave? So, looks like in this time of pandemics, everyone gets so easily offended and become quite irrationally sensible. Especially those who like to think au contraire about themselves.  Everyone is psychically assaulted by thoughts and fears.  And, while there’s a global pandemic locking down...
  • Malevolent Creation [USA] / Domination Inc. [GR] / Sphinx [UK] review

    When we talk about “potential” in the music we review, it usually translates mainly into one of two categories: “loud” and “feeling.” Metal music strives to be powerful and there’s something fascinating about death metal. While its origins are soaked with violence and its imagery is so definitely anti-society,...
  • Obscura – Live in Bucharest- gig review

    As part of the “DILUVIUM WORLD TOUR”, OBSCURA played in Bucharest supporting the new album. The tour took place within 23 cities in mainly Southern Europe, Eastern Europe and Scandinavia. With Dutch melodic death metal pioneers GOD DETHRONED, German black death metal band THULCANDRA and French progressive death metal...
  • Leprous / Pitfalls Tour at Quantic review

    Twenty years ago, a little-known Norwegian band released their debut album to an unsuspecting metal underground.  The days of Leprous being known as Ihsahn’s band are long behind them. Now, this Norwegian band proves that every new release is better than the last one. This is definitely not the...
  • Sear Bliss // Downfall // Kroppen show review

    So, what happens when you combine 25 years of thrill, Sear Bliss most ambitious releases, and a Romanian metal show? A welcome time warp of avant-garde sounds, nostalgic people, and over two hours of metal transcendence, of course. Sear Bliss put their own blackened spin on their well-worn genre of...