Phobiatic might not be the best known act from Germany, but when listening to their music, they seem to be active for two decades. It has to do with their technically skilled performance especially, which was clear already on their An Act Of Atrocity-album, or even the Spreading The Plague demonstrational recording (2009). But they seem to have evolved even more right now.
Norway’s trio Uburen (Thord, Bior and Ask) was formed in 2010 with the goal to pay tribute to the mighty Viking-culture, playing their music with the mindsetting of these warriors fighting in the midst of battlefields or marching on during a bloody raid. Withered Roots therefor can be considered the soundtrack of the Norsemen’s victorious and epic conquership.