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Napalm Death – Coded Smears and Other Uncommon Slurs (Century Media)

Napalm Death – Coded Smears and Other Uncommon Slurs (Century Media)

Look, let’s not waste anyone’s time here: you all know who Napalm Death are, and if – by any chance you don’t, well, then there’s frankly no hope for you by now. To say Napalm Death are an institution is probably something the West Midlands.. Read More
Memoriam - The Silent Vigil (Nuclear Blast)

Memoriam – The Silent Vigil (Nuclear Blast)

It was quite a thing for Memoriam, comprised of course of members and ex-members of British Death Metal royalty, Bolt Thrower and Benediction, to have produced their excellent debut album, “For the Fallen” back in 2017, less than a year after they’d formed. It’s probably.. Read More
The Crown - Cobra Speed Venom (Metal Blade)

The Crown – Cobra Speed Venom (Metal Blade)

They’ve been going for twenty seven years now? How can this be true? Yet, somehow, and improbably, The Crown are back again. Their travails and tribulations have been well covered, but simply put, they’ve seen their band forced into changing their name from “Crown of.. Read More
Iron Reagan / Gatecreeper - Split (Relapse Records)

Iron Reagan / Gatecreeper – Split (Relapse Records)

I think I must have been quick off the blocks to get a hold of this from Thee Ed, as I know that both Iron Reagan and Gatecreeper are some of the most hotly regarded bands of the last couple of years, and this short.. Read More
Crucifyre - Post Vulcanic Black (Pulverised Records)

Crucifyre – Post Vulcanic Black (Pulverised Records)

The Stockholm old-schoolers return with this, their third album, following from their last release, “Black Magic Fire” back in 2014. I have “Black Magic Fire” in my own personal collection, and while I remember enjoying it, I wasn’t completely blown away with it. There have.. Read More
Rotting Kingdom – S/T (Godz Ov War)

Rotting Kingdom – S/T (Godz Ov War)

A bit of a quicky for y’all with this one, a three track EP from Kentucky’s Rotting Kingdom. Actually, I say “quicky”, but with the shortest of these tracks being six minutes long, and the other two weighing in at eight and nine minutes-ish respectively,.. Read More
Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons - The Age of Absurdity (Nuclear Blast)

Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons – The Age of Absurdity (Nuclear Blast)

As an upfront and centre disclaimer, I’m a HUGE fan of Phil Campbell. I know that for a lot of people, the trio of Fast Eddie, Philthy and Lemmy were their definitive Motorhead, but I really rather prefer the final line up of the dirty.. Read More
Under the Church - Supernatural Punishment (Pulverised)

Under the Church – Supernatural Punishment (Pulverised)

A second album so quickly? Well, maybe not actually quickly, given that their last record, the rather fun “Rabid Armageddon” came out in 2015. Still, I guess time does seem to work rather speedily when spent in the company of some top quality, old school.. Read More
Doom Side of the Moon - Self Titled (Mascot)

Doom Side of the Moon – Self Titled (Mascot)

Oh boy, I asked for this one. No, literally, I did. You see, Thee Editor had posted a discussion on it, and I happened to mention that having heard it over on Youtube, I thought that this was better than the original. Now, of course,.. Read More
The Wakedead Gathering / Ecferus - Split (I, Voidhanger)

The Wakedead Gathering / Ecferus – Split (I, Voidhanger)

A relatively short release, this, being as it is a four track EP coming from those lovers of all things eclectic, I, Voidhanger records. In fairness, both acts are one-man outfits. Featured here is the dark and wilfully obscure death metal of Ohio’s Wakedead Gathering,.. Read More
Witchery - I am Legion (Century Media)

Witchery – I am Legion (Century Media)

Following on from last year’s (get ready for this…) “Bewitching” return in the form of “In His Infernal Majesty’s Service” – their first album in six years – comes “I am Legion”. Witchery are one of those bands who I have really loved since the.. Read More
Haemorrhage - We Are The Gore (Relapse)

Haemorrhage – We Are The Gore (Relapse)

How is it even remotely possible that these Spanish ne’er do wells have been in the very metal game since 1991? To invite groans from our readership, the only traces of rot to be found here are in the lyrical content. Throughout their long career,.. Read More