NIDINGR – Greatest of Deceivers
Oct 2014 10

by Pop[e]Korn

Band: Nidingr
Album: Greatest of Deceivers
Label: Indie
Year: 2012
Rating: 8

2010’s comeback with double intricacy, twisted approach to black metal and unexpected turns, including guest appearance of Garm [Ulver], has risen the actions of this Norwegian dark horse, so the follow-up to it was expected with unprecedented wish to hear a miracle. Yes indeed, it is certainly a strong record, yet they fail to keep with that pace of surprise as much as it was delivered within the previous record.

UNTIMELY DEMISE – Systematic Eradication
Oct 2014 03

by Beeleever

Band: Untimely Demise
Album: Systematic Eradication
Label: Punishment 18
Year: 2013
Rating: 8

Second album from Saskatoon thrash metal crew, that is in the middle of Canada. Yeah, Voivod and the entire Canadian metal that Fenriz and Nocturno Culto have made a tribute for not so long time ago come to mind, but this four-piece jumps onto straightforward old school thrash wagon first of all, much like most of younger bands of recent years usually do.

SAINT VITUS – Lillie: F-65
Sep 2014 27

by Pop[e]Korn

Band: St. Vitus
Album: Lillie: F-65
Label: Season Of Mist
Year: 2012
Rating: 9

First off, there is no question about exclusivity of this brand new record by a reborn legend of Doom: it has taken them seventeen years to come back after a brilliant farewell Die Healing opus, and even 22 years have passed since the last full-length with charismatic frontman Scott “Wino” Weinrich, whose legacy is as weighty as Bobby Liebling’s, though not as scandalous, was recorded.

DOMINANZ – Promo 2014 CDr
Sep 2014 19

by Pop[e]Korn

Band: Dominanz
Album: Promo 2014
Label: self-released
Year: 2014
Rating: not rated

From my point of view, this three-piece is first of all interesting due to guitarist Jørn Inge Tunsberg, a kind of a legend in Norwegian underground, due to his involvement in few core bands of the black metal scene. However, another musician named Roy is the main songwriter and driving force behind this more experimental project that is active for just some five years

PENTHAGON – Penthagon
Sep 2014 14

by illOmen

Band: Penthagon
Album: Penthagon
Label: Punishment 18
Year: 2012
Rating: 10

One more hidden talent from the up and rising Italian scene have been improving their skills for four years before spewing out this debut album, which is also their very first recording as a band – at least delivered in public. As soon as it sounds so professional, Penthagon deserve all dues for this way of moving on, as these nine tracks are nothing but a worth-checking experience.