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Author Angela Davey

If you've hazy memory of a short skinny girl with a mane of dreadlocks either scowling at you or spilling a pint on you at a gig, that was probably me, and I can only apologise. My preferred genres of music are doom and black metal; I frequent the London gig circuits for both. I have 10 years of writing experience under my belt and I am currently a content editor for Ghost Cult Magazine, as well as a scribe for both Terrorizer and Soundshock. My dreams and aspirations involve becoming editor of either my own publication or a pre-existing one (power is power, after all) and to bring the underground music scene the recognition and praise that it so rightfully deserves. I collect cats, patches and band shirts. Mine's an ale, if you're buying.

MANTAR – Grungetown Hooligans II (Brutal Panda)

With every gig, tour, festival and major release postponed/cancelled for 2020, musicians the world over are suddenly finding themselves with a lot of spare time on their hands – so what better time to give something a little different a… Continue Reading →

Vile Creature – Glory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm! (Prosthetic)

Most people’s first encounter with Canada’s Vile Creature was 2018 release ‘Cast of Static and Smoke’, a tale of apocalyptic robots trying to escape the end of the world. The unhurried tempo and gritty musical textures combined with the heart… Continue Reading →

Okkultokrati – La Ilden Lyse (Southern Lord)

Norway’s Okkultokrati have been combining black metal, post punk and kraut rock together for over a decade, however, it’s arguably 2016’s ‘Raspberry Dawn’ that really thrust this unique mash up of genres into the spotlight (coincidentally this was also their… Continue Reading →

Golden Ashes – In the Lugubrious Silence of Eternal Night (Oaken Palace Records)

Dutch black metal project, Golden Ashes, was founded in 2018 by Maurice De Jong (also known as Mories of Gnaw Their Tongues) and has since released two EPs and two albums, which is an incredibly busy output for just two… Continue Reading →

Gnaw Their Tongues – I Speak the Truth, Yet with Every Word Uttered, Thousands Die (Consouling Sounds)

‘I Speak the Truth…’ is Dutch one man band Gnaw Their Tongues’ 14th full length album – that’s a release for almost every year since its inception. Stemming from black metal roots, Mories has pushed the envelope with every opus,… Continue Reading →

Elder – Omens (Stickman Records)

It’s hard to believe that Elder have existed as a band for almost 15 years when it feels like only yesterday that they were a trio enjoying the success that ‘Dead Roots Stirring’ afforded them and making their debut at… Continue Reading →

Oranssi Pazuzu – Mestarin kynsi (Nuclear Blast)

Oranssi Pazuzu’s unique blend of psychedelia and black metal have earned them critical acclaim over the last 13 years – their name when translated from its native Finnish means orange Pazuzu (Pazuzu being a demon) and could not be more… Continue Reading →

Telepathy – Burn Embrace (Svart Records)

It seems like only yesterday that post rock quartet Telepathy had released their debut EP ‘Fracture’ and were supporting the likes of Latitudes at small pub venues. Fast forward nine years and the band are now on their third full-length… Continue Reading →

Igorrr – Spirituality and Distortion (Metal Blade)

Igorrr exploded onto people’s radars back in 2017 with the release of ‘Savage Sinusoid’ – the mastermind behind this experimental musical project, Gautier Serre, defied genre and broke down musical boundaries using a multi instrumental approach. His use of abrasive… Continue Reading →

King Dude – Full Virgo Moon (Ván Records)

Across seven albums, spanning eight years, King Dude has explored every facet of folk, Americana and post punk. His eighth LP, ‘Full Virgo Moon’ feels like a return to the melancholy roots of his earliest releases ‘Tonight’s Special Death’ and… Continue Reading →

Ævangelist – Nightmarecatcher (Hell’s Headbangers)

If you’ve missed out on all the drama that has been plaguing Ævangelist, it follows pretty much the same pattern as Batushka – band splits, both parties claim to be the original, blah, blah, blah, no one really cares. On… Continue Reading →

Regarde Les Hommes Tomber – Ascension (Season of Mist)

As time goes on, genre hybrids seem to grow more and more absurd, from the likes of post blackened hardcore to symphonic ambient drone, there’s no shortage of ridiculous sub-categories of music to scoff at. However, the label of blackened… Continue Reading →

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