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Breitenhold The Inn of Sorrowing Souls
Just like Diogenes the Cynic, who carried a torch at broad daylight looking for real people, the same conduct is unfortunately prompted with respect the identification of decent (at least) Europower metal albums. In that respect, the sophomore Breitenhold album The Inn of Sorrowing Souls is definitely an oasis. Regarding the song writing endorsed here, the major influence from old Blind Guardian gives and takes away merit from the album; so does the sound which highlights the melody while it "buries" the distortion of the rhythm guitars. Superb/technical drumming at places and an apparent affinity for thrash metal, make The of So
Dunmharu Finding The Eternal
Dunmharu is a black metal band from Ireland and while the Celtic origin of their name may hint towards the epic spectrum of the genre and fellow country men like... Primordial or Mael Mordha, truth is that this Dublin duo has shuffled the deck considerably when compared to the said outfits. While what is to be encountered in Finding The Eternal is black metal in nature, Dunmharu give in to some really bleak/majestic doom metal passages, with transition taking place in odd times and places. To spice the cake a little more, the guitars have been given this muddy texture evidence in bands like Bolzer, Portal, Vacivus etc. and make for a
Arcturus Arcturian
After the release of Sideshow Symphonies, I had little hope that the Norwegians would return to the grandeur of their past albums, so the brilliance of Arcturian definitely caught me off guard. Every element - the elaborate electronic parts, the folk parts, the black metal outbursts, the floating keyboards emulating the random configurations of the Northern Lights - has been masterfully appended in each song; The album highlight though, is none other than Vintersorg's vocals, and that comes from a die-hard fan of Garm and La Masquerade Infernale, which is still the best Arcturus album by far. Favourite song: Warp. S
Nightrage The Puritan
It took 4 years for Nightrage to overcome their internal conflicts; As a power trio now (with the infusion of new blood), they give out some solid melodeath that's closer than ever to metalcore, be it due to the good vocal work of the new singer. Although there are no standout tracks, the band's hunger to re-emerge from the unwanted hiatus is readily perceivable, whereas the album's sound is excellent. Stream:
Vacivus Rite of Ascension
How come no one has taken notice of this EP yet? Vacivus endorse the kind of old school, cataclysmic death metal that's up the alley of Bolzer, Portal and the like, and they do it like they really mean it. Aside from some Nile-like (and sometimes transcendental sounding) guitar leads and the elaborate bass that stands out of the mud, there's no other trait separating the band from the monolithic approach of the mentioned (and other) outfits. Rite of Ancension EP is yet another powerful invocation to the ancients (sic). Favourite track: Vacivus Aeternum. Stream:
Alucarda Raw Howls
Alucarda from Denmark take a different road with respect to their occult rock peers and infuse a heavy dosage of punk/noise rock inside their '70s heavy rock worship. The result is a dynamite of an album, nasty as vomit, but addictive as sugar. Favourite track: Witches Dance. Stream/"name your price" download:
Raise Hell Written in Blood
With the possible exception of their debut album, Raised Hell's black/thrash metal failed to draw more attention in the late '90s and rightfully so; 9 years after their last affair, the Swedes return with a good but "bare bones" album of melodic thrash, that carries inferior claims against better albums of the same kin. Stream it at Spotify.

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