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Author George Caley

My introduction to Metal and all things alternative came at the age of 11. I was already beginning to enjoy music and was soon pointed in the direction of Iron Maiden and Motorhead. A love of music developed from here delving into all manner of genres over the years as well as regularly attending gigs. By the time I was 16 I moved onto the heavier side of the Metallic die. It was at this point that I also wanted to give something back to the music world, I'd already failed at playing an instrument and so looked to reviewing. I started a YouTube channel in 2010 under the name ThatzNOTmetaL and over the next 5 years created a wealth of content, my music taste however was still expanding. After numerous changes and so forth I diversified into written media via a short lived e-zine called Eargore which in 2016 became a blog called Gore Crazy. Over the years I've learnt a lot about music and reviewing in general, so really I've now got my wish to give something back to the world of music that I adore.

FDA Demo Series Vol. 1-4 (FDA Records)

Are demos even really a thing any more? What’s the difference between a demo, EP or album? I think the lines have been exceptionally blurred through the passages of time. Anyone can upload any music online now for example and… Continue Reading →

Förgjord – Laulu Kuolemasta (Werewolf Records)

Black Metal is very much a seasonal thing for me, I’m that sad act who ‘prefers it in the winter’. That said I kind of feel that those foundations have been shaken in the last few weeks. What with the… Continue Reading →

Creature – Ex Cathedra (I, Voidhanger)

There’s a pretty fine line between ‘trve’ and ‘false’ Black Metal, literally it takes but one thing to cross into the false category, and that is success. Ridiculous I know, and the older I get the more silly it becomes…. Continue Reading →

VoidCeremony – Entropic Reflections Continuum: Dimensional Unravel (20 Buck Spin)

Literally if you like extreme music and don’t like Death Metal at this point I have to ask the question, why? It’s so broad, perhaps broader than any other genre, to the point where two people can be avid fans… Continue Reading →

Exocrine – Maelstrom (Unique Leader)

There is something about Tech Death labels that just exudes quality, as if they’re a magnet for exceptional bands. Perhaps it’s something in the music that demands a certain type of competitive attitude to be the best musician. I’ve always… Continue Reading →

Aversions Crown – Hell Will Come For Us All (Nuclear Blast)

Sometimes I have to wonder why I do it to myself, review Deathcore that is. By no means do I hate the genre but I guess you could say I mostly dislike it. There are a few gems in there… Continue Reading →

Exhumed / Gruesome -Twisted Horror (Relapse)

Splits are strange things, I’ve never been one to be particularly drawn to them unless I’m being a completist of a band’s discography, and even then I seldom listen to them. I do kind of think that there is an… Continue Reading →

Centinex – Death In Pieces (Agonia)

Some bands pass us by which is often a sad state of affairs, but it’s only natural. You might be a massive Black Metal fan but never really got into Immortal and all of that is okay. Music isn’t just… Continue Reading →

Basement Torture Killings – Lessons In Murder (Bizarre Leprous Production)

I love shock in music, it’s probably one of the main draws for me and is reflected in my favourite artists as Alice Cooper takes a prime spot. Anything along the lines of Gwar, Lordi, Anal Cunt or even GG… Continue Reading →

Cosmic Putrefaction – The Horizons Towards Which Splendour Withers (I, Voidhanger)

One-man bands are ever present in the Metal world, which is probably due to the genre being so diverse and yet still strangely niche. You might like Black Metal enough to want to start a band but your other Metal… Continue Reading →

Neige Morte – IIII (Division Records)

Is there anything better than unwinding at the end of the working week with a beer in your hand whilst listening to underground Black and Death Metal? It truly is a great sensation and something the masses probably would never… Continue Reading →

Cryptic Shift – Visitations From Enceladus (Blood Harvest)

In recent years I’ve grown to appreciate Technical Death Metal and the more Sci-fi infused sorts of Metal bands in general. I grew to enjoy the likes of Nucleus, Vektor and even Voivod whom I personally never saw any appeal… Continue Reading →

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