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Sinners Bleed – Absolution (War Anthem Records)

Now there’s lazy and there’s lazy but regardless of (the very good I would expect) reasons behind the 16-year gap between Berlin based Sinners Bleed’s debut album and this their second offering ‘Absolution’, it means the stakes are relatively high… Continue Reading →

Suhnopfer – Hic Regnant Borbonii Names (Debemur Morti Productions)

So, my first time experiencing the music of one-man black metal identity Suhnopfer, from France, but a very rewarding one. To be fair, while I don’t mind Black metal, I’d be the first to say that it’s far from my… Continue Reading →

Amulet – The Inevitable War (Dissonance)

London’s Amulet return with a new line up and more notable a new singer for their second album release. I caught the new line up nearly a year ago at ‘Frost & Fire London’, this is the first time I… Continue Reading →

Lunden – S/T (Abstract Tits)

Childish or not, one is always going to throw the words Abstract Tits into an Internet image search and see what artistic results it comes up with. Quite disappointing really but the label in question are apparently Danish and have… Continue Reading →

Spirit Adrift – Divided by Darkness (20 Buck Spin)

Ah, the rebirth of the resurrection of the classic age of heavy metal continues! You know, I’m absolutely loving the last few albums from Grand Magus, and the denim-vested antics of home grown outfits like Arkham Witch, who just aren’t… Continue Reading →

Riot City – Burn the Night (No Remorse Records)

With the PR material stating that this is “Screaming Heavy Metal” from Canada, the review could stop there! That’s all you need to know. Riot City are from Alberta, and this is a band whom I have followed since buying… Continue Reading →

Goregäng – Neon Graves (Transcending Obscurity)

Crust Punk to me represents the unifier between Metalheads and Punk Rockers. The sheer aggression of Motörhead combined with the likes of Sex Pistols or perhaps for a better example Sham 69 or Crass. It’s a nasty genre devoid of… Continue Reading →

Clouds Taste Satanic – Evil Eye (Kinda Like Music)

New York post-doom outfit, Clouds Taste Satanic have released their fifth long player “Evil Eye”. This is a two track instrumental album released on Walpurgis Eve that is the first of a destined two part sonic journey which will continue… Continue Reading →

Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne – The Stories Behind The Songs (Paul Elliott and Carol Clerk) – Carlton Publishing

Something a bit different this time round, with a 160 page, lavish A4 hardbound book, weighing in at over 60,000 words and around 125 high quality photographs covering the following albums on a track by track basis: * Black Sabbath… Continue Reading →

Full Of Hell – Weeping Choir (Relapse)

Central Pennsylvanian’s Full of Hell have been around for an absolute age (well since 2009) and have popped up on many a supporting bill in the UK (lastly with Immolation earlier this year) amassing a dedicated fanbase and an extensive… Continue Reading →

Pythia – The Solace Of Ancient Earth (Golden Axe)

There’s no denying it, I’ve heard a lot of Symphonic Metal over many years (it wasn’t even called Symphonic Metal when I first got into it…) and I’m sure I’m not alone in recognizing how some bands from specific countries… Continue Reading →

Blaze Out – Instinct (BloodFireDeath)

Catalonian metallers Blaze Out join a long list of Iberian Peninsula based metal bands I have covered, and all of them have one thing in common- they have a serious rhythmic groove to them. From Angelus Apatrida to Pánico Al… Continue Reading →

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