Monthly Archives: March 2015

Devathorn – Vritra


9/10 – Steve Earles

There are a lot of old influences on this fine album, you can hear Celtic Frost and Hellhammer, and Desaster The music has something that missing from so much metal today, it has a sense of dynamics, the power and fury is matched by changes in pace and tempo.

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Crom Dubh – Heimweh

Label: Ván Records, March 2015

9/10 – Susanne Sinmara

Sorry, but I cannot not give this record less than 9 points. The quality of outputs that are coming in at the moment is staggering, and this one is no exception. This one falls into the category folk black metal, with the emphasis on black metal in the vein of Primordial with the soaring riffs and melodies that stick after a few rounds. It almost sounds Irish (and I actually thought they were coming from Ireland). They are, alas, from London. Heimweh (German for ‘longing for home’) is their first record, having released two demos and an EP since 2004. 

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