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My Silent Wake – There Was Death (Minotauro)

My Silent Wake – There Was Death (Minotauro)

Whilst it’s normally the cold North of Yorkshire a band like this would permeate from My Silent Wake hail from Somerset, down south. An understated outfit, they have been going since 2005 and have released 10 studio albums to date as well as a plethora.. Read More
Insect Ark - Marrow Hymns (Profound Lore Records)

Insect Ark – Marrow Hymns (Profound Lore Records)

The cover of Insect Ark’s new album Marrow Hymns features a phoenix, the mythical bird that is cyclically reborn. It is not a victorious image, not one that usually comes to mind when the phrase “to rise from the ashes like a phoenix“  is used... Read More
Seven That Spells - OMEGA (Sulatron Records)

Seven That Spells – OMEGA (Sulatron Records)

Have you ever wondered what the surface of a space object might look like? Well, take a look at the video to the track Future Lords by Seven That Spells and you might get a pretty good idea. There are razor sharp edges and slippery.. Read More
Long Distance Calling – Boundless (InsideOut)

Long Distance Calling – Boundless (InsideOut)

The main subject in the paintings of 19th century German painter Casper David Friedrich is nature. If the paintings feature people, they are portrayed with their backs towards the viewer. The people appear to be contemplating nature, its vastness, its force, the decay of man-made.. Read More
Orphaned Land – Unsung Prophets and Dead Messiahs (Century Media)

Orphaned Land – Unsung Prophets and Dead Messiahs (Century Media)

When I was younger I spent a lot of time in Israel and during every trip I would eagerly make my way to a record shop and ask the same question. “Do you have any Israeli heavy metal?” On the few occasions that the shop.. Read More
In the Fade - Fatih Akin  (Magnolia Pictures)

In the Fade – Fatih Akin (Magnolia Pictures)

AKA  Real Life Horror  Original title:  Aus dem Nichts  (out of nowhere) There is a Stoic practise connected to the Latin phrase memento mori (remember death). It’s not a practise for the faint-hearted. The practitioner is asked to remind him- or herself, actively, every day,.. Read More
Grift – Arvet (Nordvis Produktion)

Grift – Arvet (Nordvis Produktion)

Swedish nature-gazer Erik Gärdefors is the person behind everything we hear in Grift. He has worked with others in bands such as Insult, Orcivus & Arfsynd but has gone it very much alone here following up debut album Syner and splits with the likes of.. Read More
Kassad – Faces Turn Away (Hypnotic Dirge)

Kassad – Faces Turn Away (Hypnotic Dirge)

At last some proper grown up black metal from the UK. No clown-shoes and corpse paint in evidence here and it’s a welcome relief as I seem to have been hearing too much of that sort of stuff lately. It’s like the old teenagers in.. Read More
Khost – Governance (Cold Spring)

Khost – Governance (Cold Spring)

Noise mangling duo Khost seem to be on a roll at the moment. They are playing no shortage of shows which is where I first unsuspectingly caught them and this is their sixth release since 2014. Last encountered being deconstructed by Godflesh and sharing their.. Read More
Inexorable – Sea Of Dead Consciousness (Godz Ov War)

Inexorable – Sea Of Dead Consciousness (Godz Ov War)

This is the third of 3 EP’s released by Inexorable between 2008 and 2015 and originally came out via Unholy Prophecies on limited- edition cassette with just 200 copies. Obviously Polish label Godz Ov War found the duo from Germany impossible to stop and have.. Read More
3Teeth -  (OMF Records)

3Teeth – (OMF Records)

Since 3Teeth blew my mind, soul and body live in 2015, I’ve become something of an obsessive. Their take on early-mid nineties style industrial harkens back to the machine spirit of classic Ministry, alien soundscapes of Skinny Puppy and the ferocity of Nine Inch Nail’s.. Read More
Vitriol – S/T (Hellthrasher Productions)

Vitriol – S/T (Hellthrasher Productions)

Dankest German filthsters Vitriol released this debut as a demo on cassette format during 2016 and it has been picked up now by Hellthrasher Productions and given a new lease of death on CD. The Nürnberg based duo behind it go cryptically by the names.. Read More