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Voices – Frightened (Candlelight)

Voices – Frightened (Candlelight)

Well I have listened to this album every day for the last 10 or so. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining and it hasn’t been a chore in the slightest. It’s just that a work of this breadth and depth is not going to.. Read More
Iron Monkey, Sigiriya and Iron Duke – London Underworld 14/4/18

Iron Monkey, Sigiriya and Iron Duke – London Underworld 14/4/18

The return of Iron Monkey to recorded format was something that was never particularly expected after the tragic early death of original howler Johnny Morrow in 2002. Many detractors were not at all happy about any form of reformation without him but like it or.. Read More
Lychgate – The Contagion In Nine Steps (Blood Music)

Lychgate – The Contagion In Nine Steps (Blood Music)

It is time to crawl through the Lychgate and enter a graveyard of ghoulish and macabre sounds once more. Be prepared for the weird, wonderful and downright ghastly sounds from a portal to another world to confront you in all their grandiose glory. This is.. Read More
Wiegedood - De doden hebben het goed III (Century Media)

Wiegedood – De doden hebben het goed III (Century Media)

If you have been keeping an eye on these oddly sounding named Belgians you will probably be expecting greatness from this the 3rd part of their trilogy of “the dead.” Yeah you could even compare to Night, Dawn and Day really and all three of.. Read More
Crone – Godspeed (Prophecy)

Crone – Godspeed (Prophecy)

Whoa ok, I have been listening to this a lot over the last week or so and felt like I had channeled the inner essence of some of the songs on it as far as the dark subject matter was concerned. However just before writing.. Read More
Borgne – 8 (Avantgarde Music)

Borgne – 8 (Avantgarde Music)

Firstly let’s get this out the way regarding the album title which is actually “∞” 8 is not only a number but a symbol, symbol of infinity,.” Putting it as illustrated properly is gonna screw up with the WordPress URL, not something all these artists.. Read More
Hollywood Burns – Invaders (Blood Music)

Hollywood Burns – Invaders (Blood Music)

“Burn Hollywood burn, taking down Tinseltown Burn Hollywood burn, burn down to the ground” a total banger of a song and just reading those words it should be going round in your head. However this is not the work of Lydon / Leftfield but of.. Read More
Hortus Animae – Piove Sangue Live In Banska Bystriae (Aesthetic Death)

Hortus Animae – Piove Sangue Live In Banska Bystriae (Aesthetic Death)

I personally discovered Hortus Animae (The Garden Of The Soul) via last album ‘Secular Music in 2014 although the Italian band had been going since 1997. It came from an unlikely source at least for a ‘progressive black metal’ band via Flicknife Records who are.. Read More
Accurst – Messenger Of Shadows (Aesthetic Death)

Accurst – Messenger Of Shadows (Aesthetic Death)

Cyprus, a jewelled island loved by practitioners of package holidays, a place of sunshine and delight, full of pleasure seekers and ice cream munching children. Well that’s the image that I have in my head but you can banish it straight from yours oh gentle.. Read More
Necrodeath – The Age Of Dead Christ (Scarlet / Terror From Hell)

Necrodeath – The Age Of Dead Christ (Scarlet / Terror From Hell)

Although Necrodeath have been going since 1985 it was after they took a ten year break that I originally discovered them through their comeback album Mater Of All Evil. It was hardly surprising our paths would cross due to the fact that vocalist Flegias was.. Read More
Carpenter Brut + Youth Code – London Koko 23/3/18

Carpenter Brut + Youth Code – London Koko 23/3/18

New types of music are needed even if they hark back to the past, synthwave is officially a thing now and boy is it big. If you grew up on a diet of horror, action and post-apocalyptic films many of them Italian during the 80’s.. Read More
Nightmarer – Cacophony Of Terror (Season Of Mist)

Nightmarer – Cacophony Of Terror (Season Of Mist)

What do you get if you cross a member of Success Will Write Apocalypse Across the Skies with one of The Ocean and an ex from War From A Harlots mouth? Nope there’s no punch-line here just a trio with a debut album seeing them.. Read More