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Iskandr – Euprosopon (Eisenwald)

Iskandr – Euprosopon (Eisenwald)

Black Metal, the header to a never-dwindling, ever-expanding stream of sub-genres for better or for worse. Being the tag fiend that I am I very much enjoy ticking all the genre boxes, much to the dismay of my itunes library which is nigh on inaccessibly.. Read More
Vreid – Lifehunger (Season Of Mist)

Vreid – Lifehunger (Season Of Mist)

Tragedy naturally hits everyone at some point in their life, yet it is equally natural that a similar sort of tragedy should strike artists also. The icy grip of death has no limitations, taking from us legends, visionaries and pioneers often far too young. I.. Read More
Aborted – TerrorVision (Century Media)

Aborted – TerrorVision (Century Media)

Band names in Metal are always something to stir up a little bit of shock, laughter or amazement in the workplace. The general conversation being something along the lines of “so who are you going to see tonight?” this will be followed by a pause.. Read More
Archgoat - The Luciferian Crown (Debemur Morti)

Archgoat – The Luciferian Crown (Debemur Morti)

We all set out with our Metal virginity and naivety intact, chipping away at each of them from genre to genre. I remember vividly my first exposure to Cradle Of Filth, I sat there and laughed because I simply couldn’t believe music could be so.. Read More
Deicide - Overtures Of Blasphemy (Century Media)

Deicide – Overtures Of Blasphemy (Century Media)

Classic is a word that gets chucked around an awful lot these days with many people claiming various, generally unheard of albums as undeniable testaments to Metal’s history. Sure enough bands may well be influential in their own right but what makes them classic? To.. Read More
Grisly - The Spectral Wars (Xtreem)

Grisly – The Spectral Wars (Xtreem)

To quote the vastly talented tattoo artist Curly Moore “addiction implies a lack of control” alas bringing this theory into the practice of my own Death Metal lusts I fear that control is at my folly. Try as I might Death Metal is my sole.. Read More
Monstrosity -The Passage Of Existence (Metal Blade)

Monstrosity -The Passage Of Existence (Metal Blade)

Floridian Death Metal is probably one of the most famous scenes in the Metal world, save for perhaps the Norwegian Black Metal scene. This scene was erupting at the birth of the previous mentioned Black Metal scene however and was often seen as trendy, oh.. Read More
Diabolic Force - Praise Of Satan (Hells Headbangers)

Diabolic Force – Praise Of Satan (Hells Headbangers)

Just recently I have been questioned many a time on the subject of trve Metal, what does it mean? How can you explain it? And so forth. So here and now I aim to explain my definition, in one comedic regard I often attribute a.. Read More
Krisiun - Scourge Of The Enthroned (Century Media)

Krisiun – Scourge Of The Enthroned (Century Media)

Consistency can be key in Metal, bands are always permitted to change their style, after all it is their art and not our own. The music being at the hands of the creators can often lead to trend followers and even trend setters, and alas.. Read More
Ennui - End Of The Circle (Non Serviam Records)

Ennui – End Of The Circle (Non Serviam Records)

I remember my first experience with Funeral Doom Metal, along one of my many YouTube crusades I hit the wall of slow paced fury that is Ahab, it’s safe to say that my mind was blown. From here I have found a penchant for the.. Read More
Draghkar-The Endless Howling Abyss (Craneo Negro Records )

Draghkar-The Endless Howling Abyss (Craneo Negro Records )

Earlier in the year I found myself plummeting the depths of the aggressive, ultra kvlt genre of War Metal. A pestilent reign of battering Death and Black Metal crossover that sounds like the two genres fighting to the death with rusty buckled chainsaws. What could.. Read More
Arcticcircle- Where Ice Meets Ocean (S/R)

Arcticcircle- Where Ice Meets Ocean (S/R)

As I have no doubt ranted about in the past I simply cannot abide imaginative genres. I understand that bands must develop, change style, create new sounds and so forth but claiming a sound as a new genre via one album or release is simply.. Read More