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Requiem - Global Resistance Rising (FDA Records)

Requiem – Global Resistance Rising (FDA Records)

Never crossed paths with Swiss death metal band Requiem before but there again they have been silent for about seven years. Well I guess the predictable joke is they certainly aren’t silent now. Downright noisy in fact. They play a straightforward, clean but not technical.. Read More
GoST – Possessor (Blood Music)

GoST – Possessor (Blood Music)

I think this is the second or third album by the entity that is GoST but my first encounter, and it is a little hard to tell as there appear to be a whole collection of EPs and stuff online. Anyway I have to say.. Read More
Goregast - Covered In Skin (FDA Records)

Goregast – Covered In Skin (FDA Records)

Strange. A short EP, re-release five years on from a 7″ turned into CD with a bonus Grave cover ‘Soulless’ on it, from a band still ‘on hiatus’. Great cover art from Basic Art suggesting some real old school rotting shenanigans though. Actually as the.. Read More
Dreamarcher -  Harding (Indie)

Dreamarcher – Harding (Indie)

I have no idea what is going on here. Not really. Oslo band Dreamarcher are a completely new name to me. This short EP is apparently a concept EP about the town Harding and its history, particularly around industrialisation. Most significantly though there is a.. Read More
Solstice -  White Horse Hill (Invictus)

Solstice – White Horse Hill (Invictus)

Twenty years. Twenty. Years. Two decades since the classic epic doom sounds of New Dark Age first graced us, and legends Solstice were only actually inactive for five of those. Since then the band have gigged, written, road tested, rewritten, demoed and road tested again.. Read More
Lumnos - Ancient Shadows Of Saturn (Flowing Downward)

Lumnos – Ancient Shadows Of Saturn (Flowing Downward)

This is The first physical release by Brazilian musician Putrefactus after a few digital only ones and as the title suggests this is very much of the cosmic black metal variety. Even from the opening note, there is a huge wave of Midnight Odyssey pushing.. Read More
Destroyer 666 - Call Of The Wild (Season Of Mist)

Destroyer 666 – Call Of The Wild (Season Of Mist)

I think it’s fair to say by now that Destroyer 666 are the heavy metal epitome of what does not kill you makes you stronger. Whatever you think of their ultra alpha male tribal/gang philosophy, 2017 showed how hard they stand their ground when attacked.. Read More
The Ugly – Thanatology (ViciSolum Productions)

The Ugly – Thanatology (ViciSolum Productions)

The Ugly. Now there’s a name for a black metal band. This is the third full length from this Swedish horde, my first meeting with them and I guess they pretty much lay out their plan of attack from about a minute into the title.. Read More
Atomwinter – Catacombs (Trollzorn)

Atomwinter – Catacombs (Trollzorn)

Atomwinter are a new name to me, originating from the Saxony area I gather. Lovely cover to this, all stark black and white and highly detailed promising some old school styled death metal with Catacombs, and really that’s kind of what we get. Slow, ominous.. Read More
Hamferð - Támsins likam (Metal Blade)

Hamferð – Támsins likam (Metal Blade)

Hamferð are a Faroese doom band, a sextet which means with all the other bands and artists currently sailing forth from those tiny islands most of the population is in a band. Actually judging from what I’ve read of them, that may actually be true….. Read More
Panphage – Jord (Nordvis)

Panphage – Jord (Nordvis)

It’s always kind of odd when the first time you hear of a band it comes with a PR sheet that informs you that it’s their final album. Well such is the case with black metal one man band Panphage and the man behind it.. Read More
Doom Metal Lexicanum - Aleksey Evdokimov (Cult Never Dies)

Doom Metal Lexicanum – Aleksey Evdokimov (Cult Never Dies)

I’ll start out here by saying this is some book. A suitably hefty tome and no mistake, wrapped in another marvellous cover by artist David Thiérrée (a print of which is also available from the publisher for a modest add-on price) I believe) in coffee.. Read More