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Midnight – Rebirth by Blasphemy (Metal Blade)

With over 30 releases and literally hundreds of songs Athenar of Midnight is finally getting some sort of recognition at last. The plug in and play dynamic of the early days has of course expanded to include a live backing… Continue Reading →

Impiety – Verses All Gods (Evil Dead Productions / Shivadarshana)

It seems a fair few bands are crawling out the woodwork having not released a full-length album for a fair while this year and it is a pleasure to welcome back Singapore war machine Impiety who we last heard from… Continue Reading →

Horned Almighty – To Fathom The Master’s Grand Design (Scarlet Records)

I have been enjoying these horny Danes output since 1st hearing their Devil’s Music back in 2006 and continued following the musical exploits of Helpig, Harm, S and newer bassist Haxen ever since. Theirs is a brand of quite accessible… Continue Reading →

T.O.M.B. – Thin The Veil (Dark Essence)

Not to be confused with the many other tombs littering the metal graveyard this one are based in the US where they were formed over two decades ago. I remember them from previous Candlelight efforts such as Fury Nocturnus released… Continue Reading →

Porta Nigra – Schöpfungswut (Soulseller)

Back in 2012 a dark delicious deutsche slab of musical decadence appeared in the form of debut album Fin de siècle from this German band. It also contained one of the catchiest songs of the year in the form of… Continue Reading →

Kawir – Adrasteia (Iron Bonehead)

With roots back to 1993 Greek veterans Kawir have had a studious history that is as historical as the themes and traditions they musically embrace. Leading them through thick and thin Therthonax has had almost 30 players both on album… Continue Reading →

Asylum – Roy Ward Baker (Second Sight)

As Robert Powell drives up to an imposing and austere Victorian looking building with Night On Bare Mountain booming on the soundtrack this one could well have been entitles Tales Of Mussorgsky and Madness. Of-course the American ‘House Of Crazies’… Continue Reading →

Dimholt – Epistēmē (S/R)

Now might be a good time to start noting all the countries our musical journeys take us to and see what places our reviews tick off come the end of the year. Even when we are in Europe some places… Continue Reading →

Exmortus – Legions Of The Undead (M-Theory Audio)

Catching attention supporting Obituary on these shores in 2018 and with The Sound Of Steel resonating in our ears this Californian Melodeath, thrash act are having a bit of fun and letting their hair down with this stop-gap EP. This… Continue Reading →

8 Days (Acorn Media International)

Bring me the apocalypse! Been saying that for a while now but any predictions keep on letting us down so it is a case of having to turn to fiction and film for an end of days fix. This is… Continue Reading →

Benighted In Sodom – Carrier Of Poison Apples (I, Voidhanger)

Matron Thorn is one of those musicians who work constantly revolving through various projects. The amount of bands past and present he has been involved in is really quite staggering. From Bethlehem to Ævangelist, Death Fetishist, Devil Worshipper, Oblivion Gate,… Continue Reading →

The House That Dripped Blood – Peter Duffell (Second Sight)

Step inside, pull up a seat and have a drink, the hearth is lit and it’s nice and warm in here. I wouldn’t get too uncomfortable, after all this is from a more innocent time, one before the greu and… Continue Reading →

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