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In Human Form - Opening of the Eye by the Death of I (I, Voidhanger)

In Human Form – Opening of the Eye by the Death of I (I, Voidhanger)

That’s one clunky album title but actually that’s Ok as this is one clunky album. Continuing on their everlasting quest to pick out the obscure and unfathomable, Italian label I, Voidhanger always manage to keep us on our toes and their latest trio of releases.. Read More
Wastes – Into The Void Of Human Vacuity (Code666)

Wastes – Into The Void Of Human Vacuity (Code666)

I had only just managed to get to this one around the release date but had been eyeing it up for a while liking the sound of the scant description of it being “Extreme Funeral DOOM metal inspired by filth, scum and everything dirty-related.” Noticing.. Read More
The Amityville Horror – Stuart Rosenberg (Second Sight)

The Amityville Horror – Stuart Rosenberg (Second Sight)

I guess if you went out Family Fortune’s style and asked the average person on the street to name a haunted house it wouldn’t be long before Amityville popped up. The name is embedded in popular culture, due firstly to the best-selling book written by.. Read More
Voivod & Necrophagia – London The Underworld 18/6/17

Voivod & Necrophagia – London The Underworld 18/6/17

Doors are delayed as Nuclear who are meant to be on first tonight are MIA, it appears the Chilean thrashers are delayed at border control. So after much drinking time we stumble into the Underworld relieved to get out the baking heat and hug the.. Read More
The Eden House – Songs For The Broken Ones (Jungle)

The Eden House – Songs For The Broken Ones (Jungle)

We are used to reviewing the good, the bad and the downright ugly around these parts but sometimes it’s nice to get something that is simply drop dead gorgeous and beautiful and that is exactly where The Eden House fit in. It’s been a while.. Read More
Anathema – The Optimist (KScope)

Anathema – The Optimist (KScope)

All hail optimism? Well in times of negativity it’s something that seems rare but do not despair entirely as although musically Anathema, as is well documented, are a long way from musical origins, narratively their lyrical themes are still to a certain point quite crestfallen... Read More
Barrabus – S/T (Undergroove)

Barrabus – S/T (Undergroove)

Well it’s been a while since last confronting the dulcet tones of Paul Catten. In fact if memory serves it was Damnation Festival 2011 when he last screamed at me via A Man Called Catten with songs from favourite beat combo Medulla Nocte. Now they.. Read More
Vin de Tria Mix – Palimpsests (Hypnotic Dirge)

Vin de Tria Mix – Palimpsests (Hypnotic Dirge)

We last heard from this strangely entitled Ukrainian lot when they dropped debut album ‘Once Hidden From Sight’ back in 2013. It didn’t go down remarkably well and so this one was approached with a certain amount of trepidation especially as it is a whopping.. Read More
Interview - Earth Electric (Rune Eriksen)

Interview – Earth Electric (Rune Eriksen)

There’s a new power station lighting up the grid, designed to enlighten those into progressive metal and classic rock with its timeless sound. Those behind it are not such new names though as the band rose from the ashes of much the loved Portuguese /.. Read More
Völur – Ancestors (Prophecy)

Völur – Ancestors (Prophecy)

“They have an umlaut they must be heavy” observed a friend on mention of these Canadians. See, this is a preconception that bands should observe before unnecessarily cladding themselves with such metal signatures. Apart from sharing country of origin and said sigil though, Voïvod they.. Read More
Vallenfyre – Fear Those Who Fear Him (Century Media)

Vallenfyre – Fear Those Who Fear Him (Century Media)

Crust, death, doom, dirt fans rejoice Yorkshire’s finest purveyors of filth Vallenfyre are back with album number three. Really this lot should need no introduction at all. Spearheaded by Gregor Mackintosh (Paradise Lost) and Hamish Glencross (ex My Dying Bride) this reminds us of the.. Read More
Time Lurker – S/T (Les Acteurs de l’Ombre)

Time Lurker – S/T (Les Acteurs de l’Ombre)

Normally with anything related to black metal members do indeed “lurk”, hiding themselves behind initials, numerals or names from wizards, demons, or mythical figures. Not so here and it is actually kind of refreshing to welcome an artist from Strasbourg going by the name Mick!.. Read More