Tag: Dratna

Review: “Some Kind of Vampire II” by Valravne

Back in May we reviewed “Some Kind of Vampire” by Valravne and less than four months later the surprise release of part II caught us completely off guard. As with the first installment, it’s a self recorded and self produced affair, completed at Clean Sheets Studios in Asheville, North Carolina and follows the aggressive, depressive and

Review: “Druid Winds & The Fall of the Celtic Gods” by Dratna

Inspired by the stories and tales of old Mythological Ireland, Belfast Northern Ireland based multi instrumentalist Dratna has been creating in the Black Metal genre with a trio of EPs in 2018’s “Altar” and “Clíodhna“, 2019’s “An Cath (The Battle)” which have set the tone for a forth offering entitled “Druid Winds & The Fall

Review: “Ram” by Charlene Beretah

Hailing from Neuchâtel in Switzerland Charlene Beretah started out as a duo in 2014 before evolving into a three piece for three years later. Writing music that crosses over Sludge, Doom, Black Metal and even Crust Punk, the trio release their debut full length with five songs of Progressive Metal length. Guitarist vocalist Arnaud is

Review: “Bitter Wisdom” by Living Monstrosity

Starting life in Stoke-on-Trent as a one man home-studio project with two albums and several EPs, multi-instrumentalist Tom Hubball crafted a signature style of his own, creating catchy and emotionally charged extreme music that blends wide ranging influences from Black Metal through Grindcore to Ska Punk and even as far reaching as Eastern Folk music

Under The Influence #9: Dratna on “First Spell” by Gehenna!

Appearing first on Head Not Found Records and then on Damnation Records a year later, “First Spell” is the second EP from Norwegian Black Metallers Gehenna. Originally appearing in 1994 and then re-appearing as an album in 2008 with an additional 9 songs, it’s one that only main man Sanrabb, credited with Bass, Guitars, Keyboards

Review: “Last Village Standing” EP by God’s Bastard

Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Colin Marston at Menegroth, Duo God’s Bastard comprises Guitarist and Vocalist Drew Hays and dummer Lev Weinstein. The pair have a wealth of history between them with Floods and Krallice, though Brooklyn, New York isn’t the first place you’d associate with the Black Metal genre. Starting off in some style

Vs Tuesday: Two Bands! One Song! Who Wins? FIGHT. Zombie Edition#2

In a first for the Vs Tuesday series, were going to pit a cover from one of our review requesters against… a more commercial offering. The song itself should need no introduction. A couple of weeks back Northern Irish Black Metal solo project Dratna released this cover of “Zombie” by The Cranberries in tribute to

Review: “An Cath (The Battle)” EP from Dratna

Belfast based Dratna are a one man band specialising in Northern Irish Black Metal. “An Cath (The Battle)” is Dratna’s third EP release in a series of Irish Mythology stories, represented in Black Metal form and follows “Clíodhna” and “Altar” which appeared in April and September last year respectively. Idol hands are the devil’s workshop