Wyrd @ Vargtimmen Pt. 1 Review

Wyrd Vargtimmen Pt. 1 Solistitium Records 2003 For those of you unaware of Wyrd’s background, the project was formed seven years ago under the name of Hellkult by core elements Nargath and Kalma (who in the past played in Azaghal, an ardent Black Metal group). Three demos were recorded and, a short while following Kalma’s…

VS777 @ Promo ’04 Review

VS777 Promo ’04 2004 I first remember seeing them live last year, together with vocalist PRX’s own group (Invoke) and noticing they were somewhat distinctive in three major aspects: image, sonority and musicianship; after all, this was their opening concert (despite the fact that most in the unit belong to other projects). Born in 2000…

Void @ Posthuman Review

Void Posthuman Nocturnal Art Productions 2003 There comes a time when an album begins to taint your aural cells like a microbe and you come across yourself unable to unearth a system on how to discern it properly without loosing a speck of your brainpower at once. Posthuman is such a record and is, undeniably,…

VeiL @ Blinkers Define the Spasm Review

VeiL Blinkers Define the Spasm 2009 Overview: Greece has been known to be a rather exotic country when it comes to the more extreme varieties of Metal (i.e. Kawir, Necromantia, Nightfall, Rotting Christ or Septic Flesh), but newcomers Veil are prepared to change things a little. After the release of their only demo, Forest Oblivion,…

Transcending Bizarre? @ The Serpent’s Manifolds Review

Transcending Bizarre? The Serpent’s Manifolds Dissonart Productions 2008 Overview: Greece has always been a fervent sanctuary concerning the more esoteric and mystifying sides of Metal and Transcending Bizarre?, who are carrying this legacy in the new millennium, are doing it in a rather fathomless and extraordinary way. Having that said, it’s almost inconceivable that The…

Todesbonden @ Stormbringer Review

Todesbonden Stormbringer Pale Moon Records 2004 Overview: Soothing and ethereal, Stormbringer, the band’s debut EP, offers a pleasant marriage of seemingly unrelated styles. By mixing mid-paced Doom Metal with a Celtic, unearthly atmosphere, Todesbonden use the beautiful voice of Laurie Ann Haus on top and create tranquil and floating music for the ear. One of…

Thou Shalt Suffer @ Into the Woods of Belial Review

Thou Shalt Suffer Into the Woods of Belial Nocturnal Art Productions 2004 What we have here is a re-release of an older Nocturnal Art Production’s title, formerly available since 1997 from one of Samoth’sĀ earliest musical missions. For those who aren’t aware of Thou Shalt Suffer’s background, you should be familiar with the fact that the…