Arcturus – Arcturian

Arcturus are one of the first names that pop into one's mind when avant-garde metal is mentioned. The brain-child of keyboardist Steinar "Sverd" Johnsen, the band has been home to many prominent artists in the ... Read More...
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Enslaved – RIITIIR

Nordic Prog giants Enslaved work like clockwork. Since 2004, they've consistently made a great album every 2 years. After 2010's great Axioma Ethica Odini (that admittedly had some flaws, but was still great), they come back this year with RIITIIR. If you don't know what Enslaved sound like, think Borknagar but with less synths and upbeatness and more black metal. Even though they started out their career rooted firmly in black metal, they kept pushing the boundaries of the genre until they broke through, just like the visionary Ihsahn. But after so many years of being at or near the top of the genre-pushing game, do Enslaved still have something relevant to say with RIITIIR? The short answer is: Yes, most definitely. This album is brilliant. The long answer is after the cut:
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Vintersorg – Orkan

Vintersorg Orkan 01. Istid 02. Ur stjärnstoft är vi komna 03. Polarnatten 04. Myren 05. Orkan 06. Havets nåd 07. Norrskenssyner 08. Urvädersfången Vintersorg, which is more or less the solo projec... Read More...