• About Wolves In The Throne Room show in Athens

    What is black metal if not a giant, malevolent statement about freedom, a manifest against social norms and the mundane? While it may often seem like a simple musical genre, the spirit of black metal has long evoked the ferocity of an austere existence, deprived of superficiality and locked...
  • Midnight “Rebirth by Blasphemy” review

    So, I sit there, listening to this outstanding record and amaze myself about how little music I manage to listen and how many great releases pass by unnoticed.  Formed by Athenar as a solo side-project, initially for a short period of time (he only planned to release EPs and...
  • Crimson Moon “Mors Vincit Omnia”

    I made a promise to myself that I will write a review about this record, although is not new material anymore. I did this because this record finds its place in my top ten releases for 2019. Too much music is released and there is not enough time or space...
  • Bölzer “Lese Majesty”

      – 2019 was a good year for metal it seems. As well as a strong set of releases from some well-known acts, we assisted to some great live shows, and many other bands were ready to take music seriously. “Lese Majesty” was one such ambitious work, and serves...
  • Astral Night in Quantic Club

    Last Friday, on December 20, I answered Frig’s invite to join them (and their guests, Irfan and Mindcage Escape) to their gig in Quantic Club, where they presented their latest EP genOm, a preview to their upcoming full-length release. My only concerned was about the line-up being too eclectic...
  • Schammasch “Hearts of No Light” album review

    Swiss black metal avant-garde band Schammasch return with their brand new album ‘Hearts Of No Light’, which lays its foundation in the heights of their past work while presenting their most flowing and organic approach to date – pitch-black at its core and vast and expansive in experimentation. The band’s...
  • Dordeduh – Ten Years Anniversary

    I will write this review as a “thank you for your music!” note for this band. Quantic Club venue was embraced with the presence of one of the most renowned Romanian metal acts. Dordeduh celebrates the 10 anniversary with an exclusive set of songs, with lots of friends and...
  • About Amenra, YLVA and E-L-R gig

    Today I find myself in a difficult position because I have to write about one of the bands I like the most. And, of course, I am subjective so needless to say I’m developing something of a crush on this massive doom/sludge band.  As support acts, the evening was...
  • METAL GATES FESTIVAL 2019-DAY TWO

    Sunday, and the second day of the third incarnation of Metal Gates Festival in Bucharest. After yesterday’s fantastic sets from Dark Tranquillity, Hamferd and Molybaron, today promises much with highly anticipated sets from Antimatter and Officium Triste. The second day of the Metal Gates festival starts with the doom/death tunes by...