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Wolfbrigade – The Enemy: Reality (Southern Lord)

Having been around for almost a quarter of a century, Sweden’s Wolfbrigade have long been established as a staple of the hardcore scene, having coined the term “lycanthro-punk” along the way. ‘The Enemy: Reality’ is the five piece’s seventh studio… Continue Reading →

Une Misère – Sermon (Nuclear Blast)

Une Misère were completely unheard of before winning the Wacken Metal Battle back in their home country of Iceland. Their victory saw them play at Germany’s largest outdoor metal festival before they returned home to wow crowds at Eistnaflug –… Continue Reading →

Caïna – Gentle Illness (Apocalyptic Witchcraft Recordings)

If there is one constant within the world of Caïna it’s that listeners can rely upon the sound of the one man black metal project to never stay the same. A definitive oxymoron, but across eight albums Andy Curtis-Brignell has… Continue Reading →

Ufomammut, Monolord, Morag Tong – London The Garage 28/9/19

Everyone moans about an early curfew at a gig, when deep down they’re glad they’ll be home in time to watch Family Guy and fast asleep by midnight – that’s looking to be the case this evening, until Desertscene announce… Continue Reading →

Cult of Luna – A Dawn to Fear (Metal Blade)

There was a time when a new Cult of Luna release was as certain as the turning of the tide or the changing of the seasons; a steady biennial cycle of albums and tours grew to feel comfortable for fans,… Continue Reading →

Chelsea Wolfe – Birth of Violence (Sargent House)

It’s been almost a decade since the release of Chelsea Wolfe’s debut ‘The Grime and the Glow’, in the 9 years that have followed her sound has grown and evolved alongside her popularity, often lauded as “the PJ Harvey of… Continue Reading →

Winterfylleth – The Siege of Mercia (Candlelight)

It’s been 10 years since Winterfylleth made their debut performance at Bloodstock – one of the first open air festivals to take a chance on the now staple of British black metal when they were in their infancy. The band… Continue Reading →

Pharmakon – Devour (Sacred Bones)

2019 has been a truly exceptional year for the noise genre, with new releases from Merzbow, Lingua Ignota, Uniform and The Body and now Pharmakon’s fourth album, ‘Devour’. Margaret Chardiet’s output via the medium of Pharmakon has an iconic ability… Continue Reading →

Sterling Serpent – Sterling Serpent (Ván)

Comprised of members of Bell Witch, King Dude, Serpentent, and Terminal Fuzz Terror, Sterling Serpent is already well acquainted with the world of gothic Americana and neo folk, while being all too familiar with the art of all things slow… Continue Reading →

Uniform & The Body – Everything That Dies Someday Comes Back (Sacred Bones)

Uniform and The Body’s first collaboration ‘Mental Wounds Not Healing’ was founded on a mutual appreciation of each other’s work; ‘Everything That Dies Someday Comes Back’ was written in the wake of high demand for more of the electrifying horror… Continue Reading →

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