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Album Review:
Ereb Altor – ‘Vargtimman’

Embracing Norse mythology, blackened Viking Metallers Ereb Altor return with shades of light and dark with their epic, partially Swedish-sung ninth record.

January 22, 2022 — The hour of the wolf is upon us with Swedish black metal outfit Ereb Altor’s latest. Epic riffs and synth follow the deep choral chants of Vargtimman (“The Hour of the Wolf”), evoking all the grimness of black metal, but leaning into modern power metal fare and Norse myth with its soaring peaks and deep troughs, filled with low chugging bass and satisfyingly sinister drum fills on opener ‘I Have The Sky’.


EP Review: Wolvencrown — ‘A Shadow of What Once Was’

Wolvencrown have deftly tied together potent themes of heathen tribes, ancient battles, and the sacred realms of the forest since their debut self-titled EP.

February 26, 2021 — Much like their genre compatriots Winterfylleth and Wodensthrone, Wolvencrown have managed to conjure the very scent and texture of the deep and damp woods through their craft. This simultaneously imposing and awestriking aural environment continues to be at the forefront of Wolvencrown’s sound in their new EP: A Shadow of What Once Was. FULL STORY »

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