Wow! talk about epic. The Majesty of Aztara is my to go to. Monumental levels of epicness and glory reminiscent of Summoning's earlier stuff. Nonetheless a glorious release.
Favorite track: The Majesty of Aztara.
Beyond the heart of tundra, with night star's ethereal radiance, the wandering souls have embarked upon the never-ending journey into the forsaken realm of archaic magic. Ancient Mastery is the most recent output from the multi-talented Austrian wizard MK, and no surprise, his latest debut titled Chapter One: Across The Mountains Of The Drämmarskol could be one of the best releases this year. The triumphant and furious melodies are enshrouded within the mythical and often times medieval otherworld created by those passages of sorcerous synths --- classic symphonic bm at its finest. This is definitely one release you shouldn't overlook.
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This EP is as wild as "Der Schwarze Hort". It follows the same structure, but for me, it puts an extra spoon of meanness into the cauldron. Just listen this evil laughter in "Vernichtung". I remember a german Podcast Host who is quite educated on BM stating, that this EP is a coherent follow-up to "DSH" but also a point where the band will evolve further on. I think we will get a great next LP from Totenwache and this hammer of an EP entertains me well until then! ordo_lupus
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I would describe HAVUKRUUNU's new album as "typically Finnish". Not only because of the Finnish lyrics, also the anthemic pagan black metal reminds me at Finnish masters like Moonsorrow. "Uinuos Syömein Sota" is majestic and melodic and it offers some piercing traditional guitar passages and heroic chorusses. Check "Kunnes Varjot Saa", a catchy and powerful track which contains all the strengths described. Last but not least: This album spreads positive vibes despite all aggressive elements! H.L.