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Arkona – Imperium (1996)

I never get tired of repeating it, but metal is the gift that keeps on giving. Today I discovered Arkona through a stream of their new album (which is fucking rad) and low and behold, this is a band that's... Continue Reading →

Dodheimsgard – Monumental Possession (1996)

I'm not certain if this band is as widely appreciated as they should be. In my mind, this band is a fucking brilliant, top-notch, classic, elite band that ranks way at the top of the echelons of black and extreme... Continue Reading →

Aurora Borealis – Mansions of Eternity EP (1996)

My buddy Ben shared this EP with me not too long ago and I’ve been sitting on it, for some reason, and finally delved in to it this afternoon. What intrigues me most about this band is they’re a black... Continue Reading →

Bal-Sagoth – Starfire Burning Upon the Veiled Throne of Ultima Thule (1996)

Remember last week (or the week before) I reviewed the first Bal-Sagoth album A Black Moon Broods Over Lemuria, and the first of the Cacophonous remastered, CD re-releases? Well now it’s time to focus on the second of the re-released bunch and... Continue Reading →

Nefandus – The Nightwinds Carried Our Names (1996)

Sometimes nothing will do but 90′s Swedish black metal. Trust me, it’s an affliction that exists, having to pound your ears with that countries sweet black metal offerings until your brain can resume functioning properly again. In this instance, Nefandus... Continue Reading →

Root – Kargeras (1996)

When talking about the rising power that was black metal in the late to early 90′s, the Czech Republic often gets overlooked in favor of what was happening in Scandinavia. Not to say the Scandinavian aspect wasn’t monumental for the... Continue Reading →

Throne of Ahaz – At the Mountains of Northern Storms (1992) Nifelheim (1995) On Twilight Enthroned (1996)

There’s not much new stuff on my radar for this week so I figured I would take some time to delve in to a bunch of stuff I’ve been given that’s been sitting in my “to hear” pile. That would bring... Continue Reading →

Decameron – My Shadow… (1996)

Decameron seem to be a weird footnote in the Swedish extreme metal history book. By 1992, when Decameron’s demo was released, Sweden had already started to establish their death metal scene with numerous classic bands already being formed and releasing... Continue Reading →

Vintersemestre – Kirkkokyrpä (1996)

Ah, my weakness for one album, 90′s, black metal bands rears it’s obsessive head again. This time my compulsion comes in the form of Finnish band Vintersemestre. Besides a demo, which most of it’s songs found it’s way to this album,... Continue Reading →

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