MALPHAS – Divinity’s Fall

RELEASE YEAR: 2022BAND URL: https://folterrecords.bandcamp.com/album/divinitys-fall Melodic black metal is the order of the day here, and the Swiss act Malphas delivers an incredibly well-structured and potent slab of epic music with plenty of aggression and viciousness to it. The compositions harbor dynamics and quite a few interesting nuances and layers that recall early Dissection and…

SILVER DUST – Lullabies

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: https://www.facebook.com/SilverDustOnline The latest opus by Swiss act Silver Dust, namely the goth-tinged “Lullabies”, was a rather pleasant surprise to these ears in that it incorporates traits and elements from theatrical rock and dark electro rock to good effect. This is the outfit’s fourth full-length album and undoubtedly the most accomplished one…

ASKARA – Lights of Night

RELEASE YEAR: 2022BAND URL: https://www.facebook.com/Askaraband/ This sophomore full-length album by Swiss dark metallers Askara is about to see the light of day via Fastball Music, and I must say that this one turned out to be a rather interesting musical encounter in that their brand of morose metal possesses a strangely romantic aura that I…