Tag Archives: Svart Records

Witchthroat Serpent- Swallow the Venom

Witchthroat Serpent– Swallow The Venom Release date: 2018Nov23 Label: Svart Records Rating: 4/5 Witchthroat Serpent hail from Toulouse, France. Feu sacré sears the soul. Lucifer’s Fire rages, bleaker than fuck. Pauper’s Grave plods eerily in unison. The Might of the Unfall is fierce with thunderous riffs. Scorpent Serpion is infectious, thumping the eardrums. Red Eye […]

Skepticism- Stormcrowfleet

Skepticism– Stormcrowfleet (re-issue) Release date: 2018Oct26 Label: Svart Records Rating: 5/5 Originally released in 1995, now available for the first time on vinyl. Sign of A Storm drones profoundly upon an epic landscape. Pouring rumbles like bullets on the skin, visceral. By Silent Wings across the land, thunderous fury raining down. The Rising of the Flames engulf the senses, Sabbath-esque […]

Witch Mountain- Witch Mountain

Witch Mountain– Witch Mountain Release date: 2018May25 Label: Svart Records Rating: 5/5 Witch Mountain return with a new vocalist (Kayla Dixon) and bass guitarist (Justin Brown). Midnight strikes with precise bluesy riffs. Mechanical World evokes an ominous dystopian landscape, blasted to pieces. “Burn You Down!“ they chant, as the villagers charge to a thunderous bass. Hellfire singes the […]

Jess and the Ancient Ones- The Horse and Other Weird Tales

Jess and the Ancient Ones– The Horse and Other Weird Tales Release date: 2017Dec01 Label: Svart Records Rating: 4.5/5 Jess and the Ancient Ones remain one of my favorite bands of the modern era. Death Is The Doors is complimented with  a kaleidoscope of garage-y rock. Shining is full of swagger, unbelievably catchy. I adore the […]

Tusmørke- Hinsides

Tusmørke– Hinsides Release date: 2017May12 Label: Svart Rating:  5/5 Hjemsøkte Hjem is an ethereal amalgamation of woodsy folk and punk unlike anything else I’ve heard. I Feel Like Midnight throws in some funk to compliment sounds of woodland animals. Rykende Ruin lifts your spirits with somber riffs straight from 1973. Lyssky Drom reaches out and […]

Medusa1975- Rising From The Ashes

Medusa1975– Rising From The Ashes Release date: 2017Apr21 Label: Svart Records Rating: 5/5 Medusa1975 represents the evolution of Medusa, an obscure proto-metal group out of Colorado formed in the 1970s. Armageddon opens with somber notes, picking up in the middle with a punishing bass/guitar attack. Rage On is a lazy afternoon stoner jam. Indeed, man. Fall […]

Luciferian Light Orchestra- Black EP

Luciferian Light Orchestra– Black EP Release date: 2016Dec09 Label: Svart Records Rating: 5/5 Fans of Therion might be familiar with vocalist Christofer Johnsson and his newest project, the Lucifierian Light Orchestra.  I was blown away the first time I heard this and it’s taken me a while to put my thoughts to a page. “Evil Masquerade” greets with dark, […]

Kremlin- Kremlin

Kremlin– Kremlin Release date: 2016Oct07 Label: Svart Records Rating: 4.5/5 Kremlin hail from Helsinki, Finland. “Ghost Flyers” greets the ears with an organic rock soundscape with strong ’70s psychedelic/hard rock influences. “Cruhn” is highly reminiscent of Pentagram. “Lizards” takes one on a memorable romp with bluesy guitar and rolling bass, similar to Deep Purple. “Lizards II” increases […]

Acid King – Middle of Nowhere, Center of Everywhere

Acid King– Middle of Nowhere, Center of Everywhere Release date: 2015Apr18 Label: Svart Records Rating: 3.5/5 Acid King was formed in 1993 in San Francisco, CA. Middle of Nowhere, Center of Everywhere is their first release since 2005’s III. “Intro” plods along with smokey hooks and flourishes. A primer for what’s to come. “Silent Pictures” delves […]

Jess and the Ancient Ones- Castenada EP

Jess and the Ancient Ones– Castenada 10″ Release date: 2014Nov14 Label: Svart Records Rating: 3.5/5 RIYL: Orchid, Coven, Uncle Acid FCC: None Try: 2 Jess and the Ancient Ones hail from Finland and play upbeat, bluesy rock. The title track is full of soulful wailing mated to catchy, tasty hooks. I would love to see […]

Opium Warlords – Taste My Sword of Understanding

Opium Warlords Taste My Sword of Understanding Svart Records 2014-05-30 4.5/5 Sami Albert Hynnien returns in majestic form with tales of death and glory . “The Sadness of Vultures” echoes against a macabre soundscape. “The Self-Made Man” flows softly set against piercing drums and a voice that cries out,  I am sealing my destiny..To become […]

The Sabbathian- Ritual Rites

The Sabbathian Ritual Rites Svart Records 2014-09-05 5/5 The Sabbathian make their debut, formed by Chad Davis (Hour of 13), featuring Joey Downs (Altar Blood) and Anette Gulbrandsen (Leave’s Eyes, Nattsol, Mäctätus). “Ancient Curse” is fucking macabre. Candlemass comes to mind. “Ritual Rites” manages to top the former, annihilating your ears with visions of a […]

The Pursuivant EP

Black Magician– The Pursuivant EP Release date: 20130830 Label: Svart Records Rating: 4/5 Black Magician hail from the UK and play a retroactive form of masonic-themed doom metal, free of modern pretension with a touch of folk. It’s an improvement over the tired devil worshiper/medieval knight themes used by similar artists. “The Pursuivant” is a […]