Visions ov Hell: The Order Of Israfel – “Von Sturmer”

The Order Of Israel - Von Sturmer

For this edition of Visions ov Hell we take a look at the latest video from Sweden’s The Order of Israfel, “Von Sturmer”. I spent a lot of time with their 2014 debut Wisdom and the simplicity in their heavy handed doom really caught my attention. It’s just heavy riffs and earth pounding percussion with a powerful singer. And really what more do you need from doom? It’s Cathedral meets Sabbath without ever feeling like a rehash of either but relying on the same structuring and heft of both. Simple yet effective. We find the same with this track which, is off their upcoming full length Red Robes due out at the end of this month. Continue reading

Album Review: Night Viper – “Night Viper”

Night Viper - Night Viper

Swedish five piece Night Viper make a strong case for crashing the ‘best of 2015’ lists with their full length debut Night Viper. It’s a raucous, rowdy tip of the hat to early thrash and speed metal while incorporating the NWOBHM sound. Despite Night Viper drawing influences heavily from history, the band draws its success from the way they incorporate those sounds and influences into something exciting, fresh and new. Continue reading