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Invocation Spells – Spread Cruelty In The Abyss (Hells Headbangers)

Invocation Spells – Spread Cruelty In The Abyss (Hells Headbangers)

Naturally Metal is an ever evolving genre, but back in the early days Metal saw a huge array of progressive steps from the early days of Sabbath to the NWOBHM and beyond the genre was constantly growing and expanding. However one subgenre emerged that would.. Read More
Slidhr – The Futile Fires Of Man (Van Records)

Slidhr – The Futile Fires Of Man (Van Records)

One man projects in the Metal world may not be uncommon but they have always intrigued me. The sense of isolation from an individual, the thought that only a single solitary person has the willingness, desire and drive to create resonates in me as a.. Read More
In Purulence – Putrid Valley (Great Dane)

In Purulence – Putrid Valley (Great Dane)

Uniqueness, we all strive for it, everyone wants to be their own person this includes bands too. Sometimes artists strive for that rare, free-standing, genre-defying quality through means of experimentation melding together exhibits from selected genres, sometimes it works, other times it flops. Others look.. Read More
Schrat – Alptraumgänger (Folter Records)

Schrat – Alptraumgänger (Folter Records)

Despite the fact that I am a massive fan of Death Metal and despite the fact that Iron Maiden are the greatest band to have ever existed if someone asked me to describe Metal I would probably show them raw untamed Black Metal. Nothing encompasses.. Read More
Atrocity – Okkult II (Massacre)

Atrocity – Okkult II (Massacre)

Being a classic or storied band can have its drawbacks, these usually rear their ugly heads in the later stages of a bands career where people hark back to the days of old and what the band were. This level of elitism may often be.. Read More
Nasty Surgeons – Infectious Stench (Xtreem)

Nasty Surgeons – Infectious Stench (Xtreem)

The mortuary slab lays day after day receiving all manner of horrific traumas and carrying those stories upon its clinical exterior for all eternity. However these stories of vile pestilence and death have made their way into the ears of many a Metal fan to.. Read More
The Heretic Order – Evil Rising (Massacre Records)

The Heretic Order – Evil Rising (Massacre Records)

What has Heavy Metal become, as in real Heavy Metal. In some instances it has gone down the path of the ultra trve following the trails blazed by the likes of Tokyo Blade, Tygers Of Pan Tang and Praying Mantis. On the other hand however.. Read More
Al Ard –  S/T (Code666)

Al Ard – S/T (Code666)

Experimentation has been present in music since its inception, it helps genres to grow, develop, change and evolve over the course of time for better or for worse. Metal has an ability to soak up history’s musical evolution and vomit it forth in a metallic.. Read More
Keys Of Orthanc – Dush Agh Golnauk (Naturmacht Productions)

Keys Of Orthanc – Dush Agh Golnauk (Naturmacht Productions)

Tolkien’s legacy will live forever as a benchmark for Fantasy literature and thanks to Peter Jackson a benchmark for Fantasy cinema as well. Although I have only ever had the pleasure of viewing the films a mistake I must rectify in the near future, my.. Read More
Hoth – Astral Necromancy (Epicurus Records)

Hoth – Astral Necromancy (Epicurus Records)

I must confess I am a man of extremes and when it comes to music I always have been, from my teenage years and the race to find the heaviest band on earth to my later adoration for Brutal Death Metal. This search for extremity.. Read More
Tomb Mold – Manor Of Infinite Forms (20 Buck Spin)

Tomb Mold – Manor Of Infinite Forms (20 Buck Spin)

Evolution is only natural in all walks of life, even Death Metal, the genre has come a long way since its more thrash driven roots, expanding and changing, spawning a variety of different sub genres and even altering its very core. After all Old School.. Read More