• Swallow the Sun- When a shadow is forced into the light

    Swallow the Sun needs no further introduction for what this band is, considering the fact that they have fans all around the world. Beginning with the year 2000 when Juha Raivio formed the band together with Pasi Pasanen continuing with a full line-up in 2001, every single album from them has its...
  • Anaal Nathrakh – A New Kind Of Horror-Album review

    The shortest album released, until now, by this British extreme metal band. With only 10 tracks: The Road To… Obscene As Cancer The Reek Of Fear Forward! New Bethlehem/Mass Death Futures The Apocalypse Is About You! Vi Coactus Mother Of Satan The Horrid Strife Are We Fit For Glory...
  • Orkid IIIxIII Sessions/ Zammorian/ Coven Clash @ Quantic

    Coven Clash were the first opening act for the night. A new name for me actually; I heard about them a few weeks ago and I can say that I liked their show. A Pretty energic show with a “teen spirit” kind of vibe, these guys did a great job despite the...
  • Festival review: Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2018 Effenaar NL

    At this year’s Eindhoven Metal Meeting I found both a metal festival which was the sum of best actual bands and projection of the state of contemporary art, witnesses the sonic ferocity of Triptykon and appreciate the truly psychedelic nature of Slaegt. With fans congregating across the globe, it...
  • Præternatura “Hideous Mirrored Visage” review

    Critical thinking is the ability to think clearly and rationally, understanding the logical connection between ideas. Applying this to a band like Præternatura seems to be a tough task;  this is a band that values quality over quantity, a noble trait as I see it. This is unlike many...
  • Mystifier, Brudny Skurwiel, Rotheads, Kroppen live in fabrica!/ Death Fest – 10 years

    – – HoodedCarcass’ last great gigs of this year- – 2018 is almost done and dusted and here is a short review of the last 2 gigs that I went to this year. Instead of publishing the 2 reviews separately, I’ll be trying a new format, an editorial-like double...
  • Saddayah-“Apopheny of Life” review

    Innovation is a plausible event at this point in the trajectory of Romania’s Deicide-inspired death-metal band Saddayah, but I’m not sure if it’s even needed. If they can constantly deliver the goods like they have with this first full-length, and sound like they’re having a whole lot of fucking...
  • Kistvaen, Eternal Fire, Rancorum / Club Quantic

    Quantic pub was once again the host of this amazing night. Most concerts from Bucharest take place in this pub. The concert area is specially designed for live music. The past months this club has been a meeting point for the metal community, a lot of small concerts and...
  • About At the Gates gig; opening acts: W3 4R3 NUM83R5 and Twist of Fate

    What’s the best part about being a metal fan? Is it the strong sense of community? Is it that feeling of anarchic freedom whenever you hear your favourite riff or solo? Is it the wicked lifestyle of sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll? Well, at a live show, you...