Gandreid – Nordens Skalder

Gandreid was born in 2011 as a studio project of Dáublódir, a musician from Bergen who first reached my attention through Skygge. After he “dug up and blew some...

Symphonies of Saturnus – There is more Darkness than Light

I cannot recall when exactly I discovered Aeons Confer but it was by accident. Their music video "ESP" crossed my sight and after listening to it for the first time,...

Nordafrost – Dominus Frigoris (re-release)

Nordafrost are one of those German Black Metal bands that have always succeeded in sticking out of the masses without having to be experimental or drifting off into the...

Shrike – Sieben

As previously announced, Berlin based Black Metal formation Shrike have been very, very busy: In June 2013, they released their album Hinab in die vertraute Fremdheit, and not even a year later, Sieben (translates “Seven”), Shrike's...

Isvind – Daumyra

Isvind are one of those really, really old Black Metal bands, founded in 1992 in Oslo under the name Ice Wind. After three demos and an EP, their first...

Abandoned Dreams – Isolation and Solitude

Abandoned Dreams are a Munich-based formation that produces an ultracomplex, very doomy sound they call “Blackened Doom Metal”. Founded in 2009, they shared stages with Agalloch, Fen and Inquisition,...

As Autumn Calls: Cold, Black & Everlasting

Andrew (guitar/ clean vox) and James (bass/growls) founded As Autumn Calls in 2005 and dedicated this project to epic Dark Doom. After three years of songwriting they recorded their...

A Tale from the Silent Forest: An atmospheric journey through the winter nights

One of the easiest ways to enter the infinite realms of beauty of nature is through appropriate mood setting. The right music and imagery can fuel your imagination and...

Erfundene Welten: An interesting take within depressive black metal

(Here comes the first guest review by UnholyBlackMetal's in-chief editor Herjann who dissects Inexistenz's  latest album "Erfundene Welten" In addition, the album can be streamed for free via the bandcamp...

Narbeleth – A Hatred Manifesto

To be fair: Cuba wasn’t exactly the center point of my personal Extreme Metal map – which is basically the understatement of the century: Cuba didn’t even appear on...