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Hands of Thieves - Feasting on Dark Intentions (Hellthrasher Productions)

Hands of Thieves – Feasting on Dark Intentions (Hellthrasher Productions)

Four tracks, ranging from the five and a half minute mark, all the way to over twelve minutes. A logo that’s incredibly illegible, white on black with a noose motif hanging on it. Released on Hellthrasher Productions. Can you imagine what it sounds like yet?.. Read More
The Haunted - Strength In Numbers (Century Media)

The Haunted – Strength In Numbers (Century Media)

AC/DC. Van Halen. Black Sabbath. Candlemass*. The list goes on. What list, you may enquire? Why, the list of bands of whom there are multiple singers across their discography, where there is a prevailing opinion about whom the best vocalist is or was. For The.. Read More
Weaponizer - Lawless Age (20 Buck Spin)

Weaponizer – Lawless Age (20 Buck Spin)

Well, set fire to my hair and call me Rupert, I would have put money on this motley crew being Australian. I mean, everything here positively screams of being from the land down under (where women glow, and men plunder). The “war metal” vibe, the.. Read More
Decapitated - Anticult (Nuclear Blast)

Decapitated – Anticult (Nuclear Blast)

I’ve been a semi-regular visitor to Poland since the late 90’s, and I’ve brought back loads of Polish metal CD’s on my travels. Decapitated are one of the bands that I really grew to love, particularly with “Winds of Creation” and “Nihility”, at which time.. Read More
Bison - You are not the Ocean you are the Patient (Pelagic Records)

Bison – You are not the Ocean you are the Patient (Pelagic Records)

My first encounter with Bison, this – which, I must hasten to add is not the early 80’s American heavy metal band, but the troupe from British Columbia. I didn’t know that they had formerly been signed to Metal Blade records, but the accompanying blurb.. Read More
Entrails - World Inferno (Metal Blade)

Entrails – World Inferno (Metal Blade)

Entrails. It’s perhaps fitting that when I look at my CD rack, they’re the first band to come after “Entombed” in the current A-Z configuration. If you’ve followed their progress since 2010, you couldn’t have failed to have noticed that they’ve essentially ended up with.. Read More
Gods Forsaken - In a Pitch Black Grave (SoulSeller Records)

Gods Forsaken – In a Pitch Black Grave (SoulSeller Records)

Old School Swedish Death Metal. If you’re short on time, you could just read those first five words and have a pretty accurate view of what this album is like. That guitar sound is now so ubiquitous that it usually takes no more than a.. Read More
My Silent Wake - Damnatio Memoriae (Minotauro Records)

My Silent Wake – Damnatio Memoriae (Minotauro Records)

A re-release? From a 2015 original arrival date? What gives? Actually, I have very little idea, but given that this is the first chance I’ve had to listen to the album, it’s all good for me as it goes. Actually, it appears that the album.. Read More
Moss Upon The Skull - Scourge of Ages (S/R)

Moss Upon The Skull – Scourge of Ages (S/R)

Belgian death metal? Why, Ambassador, you spoil us. This is the first 6 track EP from the five chaps from Brussels, and they’ve clearly decided that you need to experience them free of any expectations of which type of death metal to pigeon hole them.. Read More
Pale King – Monolith of the Malign (Soulseller Records)

Pale King – Monolith of the Malign (Soulseller Records)

Look, I’m not going to waste your time – if you read no further than this, reckon on these words: This album is great. I’m a sucker for angular, weird death metal. Now don’t get me wrong – I can be a meat and potatoes.. Read More
Mourners Lament – We All Be Given (Hammerheart Records)

Mourners Lament – We All Be Given (Hammerheart Records)

So, I placed a bid with Thee Editor to review this album, as I had reviewed an earlier album of theirs some years ago. Or rather, as it turned out, I hadn’t – I’d in fact reviewed another crew entirely, albeit one with a broadly.. Read More