Marrasmaa – “Kuolleiden Ikuinen Virta” Album Review (dark folk/neofolk)

To Finland we go for a unique blend of darkened neofolk.  Marrasmaa's Kuolleiden Ikuinen Virta album is our offering this time. Marrasmaa is the duo of Janne Ojala & Juho Piirto. From Marrasmaa: "Marrasmaa was founded in Tampere, Finland, during jam sessions and as a result of these sessions, we recorded our first demo “Vaarain Harmauden Ylitse”, which … Continue reading Marrasmaa – “Kuolleiden Ikuinen Virta” Album Review (dark folk/neofolk)

Cruel Wonders – “Gentle Doom” Album Review (dark, neo-folk)

We travel to the middle east for today's offering; a dark but fresh new perspective on neo-folk.  We give you Israel's duo Cruel Wonders and their new album, Gentle Doom.  This is a great example of one of the advantages of artists submitting their own material.  Often and in such cases as this, I find out … Continue reading Cruel Wonders – “Gentle Doom” Album Review (dark, neo-folk)

Trepaneringsritualen – “Kainskult” Album Review

Today we have for you the latest release by Trepaneringsritualen, Kainskult courtesy of Tesco in Germany.  "T.xRxP" as the project is often referred to, is the product of Swedish ritual mastermind Thomas Ekelund. From Tesco Germany: "Kainskult keeps all the basic building blocks of Perfection & Permanence: the tribal drumming, the atavistic propulsion, the clattering metal percussion, … Continue reading Trepaneringsritualen – “Kainskult” Album Review

Daemonia Nymphe – “Macbeth” Album Review

Some albums that cross our path are deeper than others; regardless of their dynamic or minimalist qualities.  Daemonia Nymphe's interpretation and soundtrack for Macbeth is our choice this time and is a release we've been meaning to review for a little while now. The band is the product of Spyros Giasafakis and Evi Stergiou.  This release, in fact, … Continue reading Daemonia Nymphe – “Macbeth” Album Review

Forgotten Pathways – “Shrouded In Mystery” Album Review

The magic and imagination of late 90s dungeon synth is what brings us to our offering for today; a 2LP and digital release courtesy of our friends at Dunkelheit in Germany.  This is the re-release of Forgotten Pathways' cult classic Shrouded In Mystery. From Bandcamp: "The dark and haunting magic of this classic Dungeon Synth gem … Continue reading Forgotten Pathways – “Shrouded In Mystery” Album Review