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Lordi – Sexorcism (AFM)

Lordi – Sexorcism (AFM)

Guilty pleasures, let’s face it we all have them although they are only really guilty if you’re ashamed of them. For someone like me with absolutely zero street cred there is no reason to be embarrassed by such things as my enjoyment of Eurovision. My.. Read More
Necros Christos – Domedon Doxomedon (Sepulchral Voice)

Necros Christos – Domedon Doxomedon (Sepulchral Voice)

Can an album be too long? Arguably if you are a music fan then your attention span towards audio should be at least the same if not more than that of visual media, that said lengthy albums still seem to remain a novelty or even.. Read More
Urfaust – The Constellatory Practice (Van)

Urfaust – The Constellatory Practice (Van)

You could probably argue that almost all genres of Metal are endlessly dynamic and come with a massive array of sub-genre tags, which is probably what makes the genre as a whole so enticing. However if we are looking for the most diverse of sub-genres.. Read More
Aborted Fetus – The Ancient Spirits Of Decay (Comatose Music)

Aborted Fetus – The Ancient Spirits Of Decay (Comatose Music)

Brutal Death Metal, I love it so very much. To me its very existence is spawned from extremity a means of gaining a leg up over each and every predecessor to be something more brutal, fast, vile, shocking and horrific. As with horror movies the.. Read More
Skinless – Savagery (Relapse)

Skinless – Savagery (Relapse)

What does it take to make a mark in the world of metal? In this day and age it probably isn’t enough to merely be the heaviest of the heavy, the crown is moved on an almost daily basis and with different opinions on what.. Read More
Ihsahn – Àmr (Candlelight)

Ihsahn – Àmr (Candlelight)

Solo careers, are they a good idea or are they merely a massive flop? Personally I think they can go either way, but generally they rarely live up to the solo artists prior or more revered achievements. An example of both extremes would be Devin.. Read More
Totalselfhatred – Solitude (Osmose)

Totalselfhatred – Solitude (Osmose)

DSBM I never really know how to feel about it, even now as a pretty long term fan of the genre I don’t quite know what to make of it all. It comes in so many forms, the extremity of Silencer or the melancholic tones.. Read More
Skeletal Remains – Devouring Mortality (Century Media)

Skeletal Remains – Devouring Mortality (Century Media)

At what point did Death Metal stop being Death Metal and become Old School Death Metal? Who knows I would guess the transition happened somewhere in the 90s, around about the time that Brutal Death Metal was on its uprising along with a host of.. Read More
Wallachia – Monumental Heresy (Debemur Morti)

Wallachia – Monumental Heresy (Debemur Morti)

Accessibility in the more extreme regions of Metal can sometimes be a problem, its no good thrusting a Vlad Tepes album in the face of a Black Metal newbie for example. The more raw or even technical elements of certain artists can just pass the.. Read More
Godthrymm – A Grand Reclamation (Transcending Records)

Godthrymm – A Grand Reclamation (Transcending Records)

Supergroups aren’t a new idea, but are they always a good idea? A vast number of highly creative individuals crammed into one space with influences and styles running amok may sound like a recipe for success but it can potentially end in disaster. That being.. Read More
Ascension – Under Ether (World Terror Committee)

Ascension – Under Ether (World Terror Committee)

In the words of Varg Vikernes “It has nothing to do with Satanism” which may well be true for a lot of Black Metal, particularly the earlier tones of for example Burzum. However that doesn’t mean that the shadow of the beast hasn’t been present.. Read More
Foul Body Autopsy – This Machine Kills Zombies (S/R)

Foul Body Autopsy – This Machine Kills Zombies (S/R)

Okay so it’s no real secret that Death Metal and Horror go hand in hand, if anything I would probably blame Horror for my addiction to this bloodsoaked genre, and vice versa. As my interest in Death Metal subject matter has grown more depraved so.. Read More