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ProgPower 2019 – JC Sjiwa club, Baarlo, Netherlands 5/10/19

Saturday 5th October Saturday came, and the first band on was Scarlet Stories from the host country. Experiencing these prog bands from the Netherlands, of whom there are many and really good ones at that, is for me one of… Continue Reading →

Birdeatsbaby – The World Conspires (DR Music)

Brighton band Birdeatsbaby dip their toes in our world rather than being the sort of band we would normally look at but then again, they co-exist in many musical universes. One only has to look at a recent covers album… Continue Reading →

Steve Blower – Back in Hell (S/R)

This is the debut solo album from Steve whom some of you will know as the mastermind behind Hamerex. With Hamerex effectively being put on hold last year, Steve has worked to bring his solo vision to the world, made… Continue Reading →

NecroticGoreBeast – S/T (Comatose Music)

As a long time Death Metal fan I’m beginning to find all the debates in the genre at the moment very amusing. So many people lashing out against Deathcore whilst others embrace it. Innumerable people disgusted by the evolution of… Continue Reading →

Sanctvs – Mors Aeterna (Sepulchral Productions)

I’ve followed Canadian black metal, and French-Canadian black metal in particular for some years. From Frozen Shadows through to Cantique Lépreux, they’ve never failed me. I hadn’t heard of Sanctvs from Québec, but this is hardly surprising as “Mors Aeterna”… Continue Reading →

ProgPower 2019 – JC Sjiwa club, Baarlo, Netherlands 4/10/19

Introduction and Friday 4th October The organisers at ProgPower Europe excelled themselves this year. They achieved a great mix of known and unknown bands. There are fresh new bands and grizzly old bands, but nobody as old as me of… Continue Reading →

1349 – The Infernal Pathway (Season Of Mist)

Finally, Black Metal season! A lot of Black Metal musicians comment upon the atmosphere of a forest or grand landscapes and how they feed into their music. This might seem like a bit of a ludicrous statement to many but… Continue Reading →

KMFDM – Paradise (Metropolis)

It ain’t easy being a KMFDM fan. I looked back and realised I hadn’t bought a new album since 2009 and had missed about three somehow. This is something that has to be rectified as, well if ever there were… Continue Reading →

Petbrick I (Rocket Recordings)

My expectation of this album by the duo called Petbrick was of something electronic and industrial. But there’s talk too of punk attitudes and experimentation, so maybe my expectation was off the mark. The duo in question are Wayne Adams… Continue Reading →

Creeping Flesh – Into The Meat Grinder (Growls from the Underground)

‘Into The Meat Grinder’ is the début album by this 6 year old Swedish quintet comprising of guitarists William Persson Öberg and Sofus Stille, bassist Korp Thidrandir, drummer Marre Kadhammar and vocalist Robert “Rio” Karlsson. After the 3 second opening… Continue Reading →

Arx Atrata – The Path Untravelled (S/R)

This is a path I have travelled since it began back in 2013 with debut album Oblivion and continued 3 years later on Spiritus In Terra. The one thing that amazes me is the still self-released status of Arx Atrata,… Continue Reading →

Advent Sorrow – Kali Yuga Crown (Werewolf)

Weapon in hand, flick knives flashing, petrol bombs flying … the violence depicted in the lyrics of Advent Sorrow feels at times all too real. ‘Mass graves… superior men and women driven by hate for weakness… The feeling we get… Continue Reading →

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