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Equilibrium – Renegades (Nuclear Blast)

Equilibrium are on their own musical journey – an epic one obviously, but it’s one that is increasingly keen to defy musical tags and labels. It seemed to start with 2016’s “Armageddon”, which saw them nudging slightly away from their… Continue Reading →

Cherubs – Immaculada High (Relapse Records)

Relapse always got it goin’ awn!  I am not going to pretend I have heard of Cherubs who began in 1991, collapsed in 94 and rose again in 2014.  Sometimes, discovering that you have missed out can be a good thing. This… Continue Reading →

Helvetets Port – From Life To Death (High Roller)

Strangely never even heard of this Gothenburg band. Well I ain’t the personification of Metal Archives so maybe I can be forgiven. The PR guff mutters about being one of the originators of the return to traditional heavy metal in… Continue Reading →

Sterling Serpent – Sterling Serpent (Ván)

Comprised of members of Bell Witch, King Dude, Serpentent, and Terminal Fuzz Terror, Sterling Serpent is already well acquainted with the world of gothic Americana and neo folk, while being all too familiar with the art of all things slow… Continue Reading →

Gurthang – Ascension (Immortal Frost)

Starting off as a one-man project playing blackened funeral doom Polish act Gurthang have come a long way since their inception back in 2010. 6 Albums on and now playing as a quintet, apparently they threw off the shackles of… Continue Reading →

Swamp Coffin – Flatcap Bastard Features (S/R)

I have never heard of this three piece from Rotherham before, but I have now and I am fucking glad I have. Not only is this a fortifying ladleful of grim UK doom/sludge, but Swamp Coffin is also a fucking… Continue Reading →

Pa Vesh En – Pyrefication (Iron Bonehead)

The opening track ‘…In The Ghostly Haze’ from this Belarusian band rolls into a bleak life like Skepticism meeting Nortt on a last frostbitten walk through the woods; crushingly downbeat, but like frost it forces open cracks you might not… Continue Reading →

Trench Warfare – Hatred Prayer (Transcending Obscurity Records)

When the “personal interests” on your Facebook page are listed as “Blasphemy, Perversion, War Themes, Weight Lifting, Conqueror, Mass Alcohol Consumption, Revenge, Angelcorpse, Sarcofago, Old Deicide, Old Morbid Angel, Proclamation, Teitanblood, Bestial Warlust, Deiphago, Diocletian, Old Obituary” you’re gonna somewhat… Continue Reading →

Krysthla – Worldwide Negative (PHD)

Worldwide Negative is the third album from Northamptonshire’s Krysthla, who’ve been on an upward trajectory since the release of their critically acclaimed 2017 sophomore album Peace in Our Time.  They’ve cemented themselves into the UK metal scene, touring relentlessly, playing… Continue Reading →

Schramm – Jorg Buttgereit (Arrow)

It’s odd how things become more acceptable as time goes by, especially in the film world where perhaps what occurs in real life makes the censorship of art seem less necessary. Still who would have thought that Jorg Buttgereit’s quartet… Continue Reading →

Destruction – Born To Perish (Nuclear Blast)

Some bands are a bastard to write about; it is easy to wax lyrical about song structures and compositional ability, virtuoso performances or atmospheric impact. It can be difficult to write about bands that have a tried and tested formula… Continue Reading →

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