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Duncan Evans – Prayers For An Absentee (Prophecy)

Duncan Evans – Prayers For An Absentee (Prophecy)

“I know that name I thought” when this album came up for review. Sure enough a bit of digging came up with the name Henry Hyde Bronsdon which was the nom de plume of vocalist / guitarist Duncan was using during his tenure in A.. Read More
Heruka – Deception’s End (Vacula / Narcoleptica Prod)

Heruka – Deception’s End (Vacula / Narcoleptica Prod)

Ok, so oniric black metal from Italy then. Yes a strange descriptor and getting beneath the surface conceptually things are even denser as this band started out delving into the Sicilian town of Erice and going back to its interesting medieval history with the aim.. Read More
The Changeling – Peter Medak (Second Sight)

The Changeling – Peter Medak (Second Sight)

It must have been three decades or so since I last saw 1980 movie The Changeling but memories had never really left from this one and all came flooding back when catching up on its Blu-Ray debut via Second Sight. This is one of the.. Read More
Vardan – Unholy Lightless Summer (Moribund)

Vardan – Unholy Lightless Summer (Moribund)

And here we have Vardan back yet again and doing things somewhat differently. This is an album of him being jolly and seasonal covering favourite songs for this time of year. We have interpretations of Mungo Jerry’s ‘In The Summertime,’ The Lovin Spoonful’s ‘Summer In.. Read More
Flesh And Blood - Paul Verhoeven (Eureka)

Flesh And Blood – Paul Verhoeven (Eureka)

Not the Pete Walker film, this is an entirely different type of Flesh And Blood Show and one that takes us right back to 1502 AD. The 80’s had seen a deluge of all things sword and sorcery and films like Hawk The Slayer (Terry.. Read More
Demetra Sine Die – Post Glacial Rebound (Third I Rex)

Demetra Sine Die – Post Glacial Rebound (Third I Rex)

With the album title in front of me I expected Demetra Sine Die to be one of those gazing bands, all nice harmonies and looking out over a shimmering plateau of ice. Yeah I suppose there’s a little bit of that from these Italians who.. Read More
Autumn Tears – The Origin Of Sleep (Dark Symphonies)

Autumn Tears – The Origin Of Sleep (Dark Symphonies)

Well this is a welcome return and a (mellow) blast from the past. It has been 11 years since we last heard from neo-classical artists Autumn Tears and one could have been excused for having completely forgotten about them. I have got quite a few.. Read More
Khanus – Flammiron (I, Voidhanger)

Khanus – Flammiron (I, Voidhanger)

Ready for some metal of death with shamanic drumming and chanting, occasional soprano vocals and choral aspects and even the use of a singing bowl? Well that should give you an idea that this album, the first from Khanus following on from an EP and.. Read More
The Lion’s Daughter – Future Cult (Season Of Mist)

The Lion’s Daughter – Future Cult (Season Of Mist)

A couple of years have gone by since USA blackened sludgers The Lion’s Daughter told us that Existence Is Horror and proved that statement to a certain extent with some rather nasty music, now they are back. My biggest complaint last time around was comparisons.. Read More
Cannibal Ferox – Umberto Lenzi (Shameless)

Cannibal Ferox – Umberto Lenzi (Shameless)

Banned in 31 countries and the most violent film ever made. Yeah this is the normal sort of hype one encounters in the cinema of so called extremity all the time but Umberto Lenzi’s cannibal gut-muncher of 1981 actually walked the talk derailing anyone who.. Read More
Axegrinder – Satori (Rise Above)

Axegrinder – Satori (Rise Above)

And going straight into the top ten of bands taking a break between albums we have Axegrinder with 29 years between this and debut ‘The Rise Of The Serpent Men’ which originally came out way back in 1989. I have to admit I missed it.. Read More
Vanhelga – Fredagsmys (Osmose)

Vanhelga – Fredagsmys (Osmose)

Well firstly a belated congratulations to Vanhelga for finally getting a bit of a step up and signing to Osmose. It’s great that the Swedish band can spread their misery further afield and hopefully they may even get some better tour support, England is still.. Read More