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My world of music - est. 2013

viking metal

LP review ENSLAVED " Roadburn Live"

Veröffentlicht am 20. Mai 2017 von Markus W. in Enslaved, Roadburn, ByNorse, News, CD Review, LP Review, Live, Viking Metal, Black Metal, Death Metal, Thrash Metal

LP review ENSLAVED " Roadburn Live"

(8/10) In 2015 Bergen-based metal Vikings Enslaved embarked on a trip to The Netherlands. The purpose for this trip was the bands participation at Roadburn 2015 and even more – Enslaved guitarist Ivar Bjørnson curated this years festival edition. The...

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CD review WOLFHEART "Tyhiyys"

Veröffentlicht am 13. März 2017 von Markus W. in Wolfheart, Viking Metal, Thrash Metal, Black Metal, Death Metal

CD review WOLFHEART "Tyhiyys"

(8/10) Finnish Viking metal unit Wolfheart comes wit their third longplayer, continuing their journey through Finnish mythology and harsh metal. The debut from 2013, which was re-released in 2014 by Spinefarm, brought Tuomas Saukonnen and his gang into...

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CD review AMORPHIS "Under the Red Cloud - An Evening With Friends @ Juhlaviiko – Huvila"

Veröffentlicht am 7. März 2017 von Markus W. in Amorphis, News, Heavy Metal, Dark Metal, CD Review, Death Metal, Viking Metal, Nuclear Blast

CD review AMORPHIS "Under the Red Cloud - An Evening With Friends @ Juhlaviiko – Huvila"

(*/10) Most of you know Amorphis excellent “Under the Red Cloud” album, which is so far their latest studio longplayer. I don’t spend many words on this release because I strongly assume that you heard the album already. For the ones of you reading this...

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CD review ENSLAVED "The Sleeping Gods - Thorn"

Veröffentlicht am 17. November 2016 von Markus W. in Enslaved, News, CD Review, Black Metal, Prog Metal, Heavy Metal, Viking Metal

CD review ENSLAVED "The Sleeping Gods - Thorn"

(9/10) This Enslaved release is new and old - all in one. "The Sleeping Gods - Thorn" features seven songs that are from from 2010/2011. The tunes have been released earlier via two extremely limited EP's, a period between “Axioma Ethica Odini” and “Riitiir”....

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CD review BORKNAGAR "Winter Thrice"

Veröffentlicht am 17. Januar 2016 von Markus W. in Borknagar, Pagan Metal, News, CD Review, Death Metal, Black Metal, Viking Metal

CD review BORKNAGAR "Winter Thrice"

(8/10) It's not that easy to describe Borknagar's sound. Of course you could say that we are talking about viking metal, but I think that this wouldn't cover the entire range of sounds that are coming together on a Borknagar album. "Winter Thrice" is...

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CD review VARG "Rotkäppchen" EP

Veröffentlicht am 6. Oktober 2015 von Markus W. in Varg, Pagan Metal, Viking Metal, Black Metal, Heavy Metal, News, CD Review

CD review VARG "Rotkäppchen" EP

(6/10) German pagan band Varg have a new EP release ready to be published. After all the controverial discussions (and I will open this box again) during the last years the band is working on a new album called "Das Ende aller Lügen" and the current EP...

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CD review EINHERJER "Av oss, for oss"

Veröffentlicht am 31. Oktober 2014 von Markus W. in Einherjer, Viking Metal, Heavy Metal, Black Metal, Death Metal, CD Review, News

CD review EINHERJER "Av oss, for oss"

(7/10) The waves break on the beach, some acostic guitar sounds take over and orchestra samples join in - the introduction to the new Einherjer album couldn't fit better. The percussion sound gives the rhythm for the rowing viking ship that comes across...

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CD review KING OF ASGARD "Karg"

Veröffentlicht am 21. Juli 2014 von Markus W. in King Of Asgard, Viking Metal, Heavy Metal, Black Metal, CD Review, News

CD review KING OF ASGARD "Karg"

(8/10) 'Never change a winning team' seems to be the motto of King Of Asgard. Two yeards after the bands latest release "...to North" the quartet from Mjölby, Sweden released their new record called "Karg". Like the last time it was again Andy LaRocque...

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CD review KAMPFAR "Djevelmakt"

Veröffentlicht am 16. Januar 2014 von Markus W. in Kampfar, News, Black Metal, Viking Metal, CD Review

CD review KAMPFAR "Djevelmakt"

(8/10) Dolk, Ole, Jon and Ask Ty did it again. Eventhough 'again' is not totally right, since guitarist Ole is stil fairly new in the band. They release a new Kampfar album end of January and it seems that guys gave the band also new impulses. By the...

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CD review BLACK MESSIAH "Heimweh"

Veröffentlicht am 6. Januar 2014 von Markus W. in Black Messiah, CD Review, Pagan Metal, News, Viking Metal

CD review BLACK MESSIAH "Heimweh"

(5/10) German pagan/viking metal band Black Messiah are back with their newest release called “Heimweh”, the German word for ‘homesick’. The title of the new album shows already that the ‘Ruhr vikings’ have chosen for the first time in their entire career...

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