The first thing we realize upon setting foot in Deathtrip’s personal hell is that this album contains something reminiscent of the great black metal records of the 90s. Riff-wise and sound-wise, it definitely sounds up to date, but its primitiveness and immediacy surely recaptures some of the old magic of the genre’s origin.
After a brief intro, we are taken aback by the razor-sharp riffing of the ‘Flag of Betrayal’. Aldrahn’s performance is definitely a highlight (as is in every song), his versatility and charisma give him a primary role, driving the listener through his own uninhabited and inhospitable … Read more
In your fucking face. That is how this album will feel and that is great. Catchy grooves that are met with interesting layers and song structure bring life to this album. It just keeps you interesting in the content while giving you dynamic range to rest your ears from the typical squashed modern sound many bands seem to enjoy.
Atena seems like the kind of band that would be excellent to see live. Shouting, singing, grooves for days just make you want to shout along with the band and push everyone around you.
More Norwegian Progressive Metal! I met their guitarist Simen at a rock bar in Oslo back in 2011. I’ve been following these guys since then, and I’ve been consistently impressed with what they’re doing.
Norwegian group THREE WINTERS have just unleased their new “The Atrocities EP” through the multi-faceted ‘Post Avantgarde Pop’ Swedish label Beläten. THREE WINTERS consists of the highly active Kim Sølve — the man behind Blitzkrieg Baby, K100, and the infamous Trine + Kim Design Studio, Anders B., who has dedicated half his life to extreme industrial music through significant projects such as Babyflesh and Mind & Flesh and last but certainly not least the musical virtuoso Lars Fredrik Frøislie known from the prog rock acts Wobbler and White Willow, as well as his involvement in numerous other projects.