Heresiarch reviewed by Reflections of Darkness Webzine
MHORGL show that even in the year of 2011, Old School influences can be put into something rather new and exciting, so this album is highly recommended to every fan of brutal Metal. [Read More...]
Heresiarch reviewed by Infernal Masquerade Webzine
If you are looking for something fast and majestically crafted, look no further and get “Heresiarch”. This album packs a lot of punch in 45 minutes and guarantees a high return for your investment in terms of replay value. We are excited about what is in the future for such an excellent band with amazing musicianship and song writing skills, so keep an eye on Mhorgl in the future but meanwhile enjoy this great album. [Read More...]
Heresiarch reviewed by Lords of Metal Webzine
This is yet another proof that extreme metal can also be highly intelligent, and with their fantastic performance and instrumental skills the gentlemen prove that metal musicians are some of the best and most talented artists. Shortly put ‘Heresiarch’ is a delightful 45-minute piece of organized chaos that will definitely apply to the fans of extreme, peculiar – and also well-produced – black metal. Hail! [Read More...]
Heresiarch reviewed by Teufel's Tomb Webzine
For some time now Australia has been a breeding ground for some of the most extreme and brutal black metal around. Mhorgl is just another name in the long line of groups from this area that you should familiarize yourself with. I am a little confused though, seeing Mhorgl labeled as raw black metal on Metal Archives. When I went into this I was expecting something under-produced and musically along the lines of bands like Vargsang, Besatt, and Horna, but this a bit different as Mhorgl are musically more interesting than those bands. [Read More...]
Heresiarch reviewed by Metal As Fuck webzine
Australia’s rising death metallers almost deliver the goods

A bands third album is usually the one which dictates whether the group will increase, or sustain popularity, or show them up for the shameless hacks they could well be. The first album comes with little pressure, the notorious ‘difficult second album’ follows. Australian black/death metallers Mhorgl navigated the first two with relative ease, and now Heresiarch confirms that these guys are the real evil deal. [Read More...]
Antinomian reviewed by
I don’t know a whole lot about Western Australia, but it seems like one of the most unlikely places for black metal to procreate imaginable. Google up some images of the area, and you’ll probably see a lot of sand, wild grasses, rocky outcroppings, sparse, brambly vegetation, kangaroos, and so forth. That seems to be quite a contrast from the usual imagery associated with black metal: dark forests, ravens, misty vales, snowy mountains, swords, armor, corpse paint, and other such objects of grimness and mystique. [Read More...]
Antinomian reviewed by Slug Magazine
Australia’s Mhorgl have much to offer and much more to prove with their second offering to the black metal gods. For one, they offer a giant fist up the ass of all the black metal cynics that say the genre is dead and no band can possibly offer anything new. Antinomian is as fervently raw as it is morbidly melodic. [Read More...]
Mhorgl track featured on The Euphony Fusion 4 compilation
Mhorgl's track 'Iron Clad Destruction' taken from the album 'Antinomian' is featured on the fourth installment of Welkin Records, 'The Euphony Fusion' Australian metal compilation along with songs from Universum, Eye of the Enemy, Dawn of Retribution and many more. [Read More...]
Interview with Forbidden Magazine
Australian black metal outfit, Mhorgl shows no fear of stepping outside the proverbial box of the genre’s tradition while still very effectively paying tribute to their inspirational roots. With a rabid sound simultaneously fusing misanthropy and seething rage, the band’s latest effort has just put them on the worldwide map of the more extreme side of music. When Forbidden Magazine recently caught up with Mhorgl’s James Campbell, the bassist unleashed a virtual flood of information in regards to the band’s evolution and their unholy conjurations from Down Under! [Read More...]
Antinomian reviewed by Forbidden Magazine
Alright, I’m not gonna lie. Yes, it’s time to cut the proverbial crap. It is quite honestly a very rare occurrence, when the continent of Australia is brought up in any conversation, that I think of much more of anything other than the following things: kangaroos, koalas, dingos, aligators and/or crocodiles, AC/DC, Mad Max, Crocodile Dundee and, of course the lovable (yet venomous) platypus. Hardly ever, when thinking or talking about The Great Downundah, does the concept of relentlessly harsh black metal come to mind. [Read More...]
Mhorgl to appear on 'Uproar of Xenophobia' compilation
'Nocturnal Blasphemy', the opening track from Mhorgl's album 'Antinomian' will feature on a soon to be released compilation from Xenophobic Records entitled 'Uproar of Xenophobia'. The compilation will showcase 30 bands from both Australia and Indonesia. [Read More...]
Interview with Procession of Black Doom Fanzine
An interview with Sam and James conducted by Vrag Moj of Procession of Black Doom following the release of The Sacrificial Flame album in 2008 [Read More...]
Review of The Sacrifical Flame by Vrag Moj
It is difficult to grasp all of it in one sitting, because of its vast complexity rich instrumentation and often non-standard structuring. I can hear a lot of Progressive Rock references, although how much precedent for that exists in the artists’ backgrounds is unknown to me. [Read More...]
Antinomian reviewed by Blabbermouth
On the whole, "Antinomian" succeeds more as an off-the-beaten-path black metal experience than as a trailblazing one. It is not however anything close to a run-of-the-mill BM album. I've a feeling that it will sound even better as time passes; it's happening already. [Read More...]
The Execution Kollective: Mhorgl & Ruled by Reason
The Execution Kollective: I automatically think of Sadistik Exekution when I read that name, and by association, grimy satanic metal in general. Yet one of this young label’s two new releases is epic metalcore, with clean breakdowns and clean-cut Ohioan band members in regular dude costume. The other release is, in fact, chaotic Australian black/death, played by mean lookin’ hessians with Venom shirts and interesting belts. [Read More...]
5 Questions With Mhorgl
5 Questions With... is your chance to get to know a new or up-and-coming metal band. Mhorgl is a black metal group from Australia, who just released their sophomore CD Antinomian. Guitarist/bassist James Campbell introduces us to his band. [Read More...]
Antinomian reviewed by Scratch the Surface Webzine
If you like your black metal played at a violently fast pace and without compromise from start to finish, then look no further ‘cause Mhorgl’s second album “Antinomian” may be just what you’re looking for. [Read More...]
Antinomian reviewed by From The Dust Returned
Australia has produced an abnormally large amount of quality black metal in the last few years, and if Antinomian is an indicator, the scene there just got a whole lot stronger. [Read More...]
Antinomian reviewed by Mind Over Metal
Mhorgl is new to me, so I didn’t know what to expect when I sat down to listen to Antinomian. Right off that bat, you understand their sound. It’s energetic, inventive and fun black metal. There are passages that are very melodic, and every song is rife with crisp tremolo-picked guitar riffs. The opening track, “Nocturnal Blasphemy”, is a grand example of all this. It has many different parts and has some interesting riff progressions. It certainly doesn’t bore. [Read More...]
Antinomain reviewed by Chronicles of Chaos
Much has been made lately about black metal's various mut(il)ations. Set a BM-infected iPod to shuffle and you might get an earful of Deathspell Omega, Wolves in the Throne Room, Absentia Lunae, and Xasthur -- all spawned by the northern darkness, none sharing much beyond a few basic sonic similarities. One band's call to worship is another band's call to a humane farming commune. When brutal speed can blur so easily into hypnotic throb, the tremolo-blast attack seems to be a perfect launching point for all manner of compositionally rich musical adventures. Mhorgl are having none of it. These Aussies will not mope nor plant trees nor call forth a mystical twelfth-dimensional vortex with their instruments. Instead, like the old masters Venom and Darkthrone before them, Mhorgl seek to rock you most hatefully. [Read More...]
Antinomian reviewed by Infernal Masquerade Webzine
Featuring a very well produced mixture of Raw and Melodic Black Metal, today we have Mhorgl and their second album “Antinomian”. In this release the band takes full advantage of a crystal clear production and defiles it their sick and twisted mixture of melodic and old-school Black Metal in a very effective way. [Read More...]
Mhorgl: The Essence of Evil
Perth band Mhorgl recently visited the east coast to unleash their hellish, old school black metal on appreciative audiences. With their second album Antinomian about to receive European release, Loud got in touch with drummer Louis Rando via email for a chat about their blasphemous, Christ-baiting art. [Read More...]
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