Live Review: Oration MMXVIII – Day 2

We return for part two of our review of Oration MMXVIII which took place on the evening of March 8. As with the first day, this took place in the humble bar Húrra, located in downtown Reykjavík, a dark, intimate venue with a great sound system. Where the first day leaned heavily towards black metal,

Watain – Trident Wolf Eclipse

Watain are a band that divide opinion within the metal community, but they’ve never struck me as a band that has any interest in pandering to one group or another for commercial gain; rather, they’re a band that make unapologetic and uncompromising extreme music with total dedication to their craft. And for all of its

Desolate Shrine bring death and doom on Deliverance From the Godless Void

Finland has always pioneered various forms of disturbing, unsettling death metal. Demilich, Demigod, Convulse, and Adramalech have gone on to inspire waves of death/black metal bands far beyond Finland’s borders. Desolate Shrine is very much a different kind of beast, equal parts black metal and death metal, with the crushing weight of doom metal and disturbing