While Norway was in the process of birthing the infamous second wave of black metal, two borders over Finland was giving rise to its own extreme metal innovators: Impaled Nazarene. Impaled Nazarene started out in the early 90s as all-out black metal, and over three decades have evolved into a broader, amalgam of extreme metal … Continue reading 162: IMPALED NAZARENE


When I discovered Finnish death doom band, Swallow the Sun, they had just released their seventh album, โ€˜When a Shadow is Forced Into The Lightโ€™. I was immediately awestruck by this utterly beautiful, passionate, emotional album. Every single track moved me deeply. An exploratory foray into their back catalogue only cemented what I already knew … Continue reading 146: SWALLOW THE SUN