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Talv – Entering A Timeless Winter (A Sad Sadness Song)

Talv – Entering A Timeless Winter (A Sad Sadness Song)

It’s getting colder but kind of taking its time Winter is coming though and it could well be timeless. Will we be walking in a winter wonderland with Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Bing Crosby and Co? Nope very unlikely. We may however be listening to.. Read More
Spectrale - Triangle (Ladlo Productions)

Spectrale – Triangle (Ladlo Productions)

Firstly here the album title is actually a symbol of a triangle so just get that in your head and think about going through that shape in the Play School Window (showing my age here). Secondly, well this album is one I had to put.. Read More
Kawir - Exilasmos (Iron Bonehead)

Kawir – Exilasmos (Iron Bonehead)

Taking us off on a historic and ageless journey the last album from Greek veterans Kawir Father Sun, Mother Moon absolutely blew me away. The hour plus listening experience was one I completely got absorbed by so was more than ready to lap up their.. Read More
Fotocrime – Always Night (Golden Antenna)

Fotocrime – Always Night (Golden Antenna)

I have to echo a colleague’s recent review and ponder the question of whether “Goth” is looked on as a musical swear word these days? Take Fotocrime for example. They have no problem admitting it is “Always Night” but there is no mention of the.. Read More
Mutation, Barrabus & Nasty Little Lonely – London Underworld 1/11/17

Mutation, Barrabus & Nasty Little Lonely – London Underworld 1/11/17

As I am not making it to Damnation Festival this year this was a bit of a treat to catch Mutation who are playing there along with Barrabus who are doing the pre-show. First however it’s a case of the opening band who I had.. Read More
Forgotten Tomb – We Owe You Nothing (Agonia)

Forgotten Tomb – We Owe You Nothing (Agonia)

A bit of Winter Depression from Italy’s finest miserablists, although it is fair to say they have gone down a bit more of a hateful route of late. Proving that there is a method to Forgotten Tomb’s madness ‘We Owe You Nothing’ their 9th album.. Read More
Concrete Lung – Fumes (Armalyte)

Concrete Lung – Fumes (Armalyte)

Time to get crushed by the wheels of industrial and there are not many that run you over quite so nastily. In fact Concrete Lung are likely to get in reverse and go back and forth over your corpse, doing skid marks on your intestines... Read More
Akercocke, Hecate Enthroned & Kill For Company – London Underworld 28/10/17

Akercocke, Hecate Enthroned & Kill For Company – London Underworld 28/10/17

Camden seems even madder tonight, for some reason everyone thinks it’s Halloween and needs to be dressed like clowns, evil ones included. There’s a queue outside the fancy dress shop stretching down the street and everywhere is packed. Seeking sanctuary in the Underworld cannot come.. Read More
King Dude, The Ruins Of Beverast, (Dolch) & Crom Dubh – London Dome 24/10/17

King Dude, The Ruins Of Beverast, (Dolch) & Crom Dubh – London Dome 24/10/17

Firstly mention should be made of German label Ván Records who all the band’s tonight are signed to. They seem to be going from strength to strength and really have their fingers on the pulse. The versatility of the outfits on display here certainly illustrate.. Read More
Fleurety – The White Death (Peaceville)

Fleurety – The White Death (Peaceville)

Bloody hell you wait 17 years for a Fleurety album and 2 come along in the space of months. Fair enough ‘Inquietum’ which you can read all about elsewhere on these pages is strictly a compilation featuring 4 singles released between 2009-2017 but ‘The White.. Read More
Unchained Melody:  The Films Of Meiko Kaji – Tom Mes (Arrow)

Unchained Melody: The Films Of Meiko Kaji – Tom Mes (Arrow)

I am sure I am not alone but after watching the film and all the extras I always read the booklet that goes with them before putting back on the shelf. Not all Blu-Ray companies bother with these but Arrow are one that does go.. Read More
Process Of Guilt – Black Earth (Bleak Recordings)

Process Of Guilt – Black Earth (Bleak Recordings)

A batch of discs turned up and I was immediately drawn towards Process Of Guilt from Portugal having heard of them before and been intrigued about giving them a proper listen as they are described as a mixture of doom, post and industrial metal. Having.. Read More