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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
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
Asphyx - Incoming Death (Century Media)

Asphyx – Incoming Death (Century Media)

All old school death metal fans know that there are 3 certainties in life. Death, Taxes, and the fact that any album with Martin Van Drunen’s voice on it is sure to have old school beats and a guitar tone fuzzier than chewbacca’s ballsack. And.. Read More
N.K.V.D. – Totalitarian Industrial Oppression (Krucyator Productions)

N.K.V.D. – Totalitarian Industrial Oppression (Krucyator Productions)

Just looking at the title line this all sounds somewhat scary doesn’t it? Well it should do too, as anyone naming themselves after The Russian People’s Commissariat for Internal Affairs is not someone you would want knocking at your door and you would probably be.. Read More
Red Fang - Only Ghosts (Relapse)

Red Fang – Only Ghosts (Relapse)

I first became aware of Red Fang back in around 2010 when I came across the self titled debut via a friends recommendation. They grabbed my interest immediately, carrying off that vibe of doing something new with an old school sludgy attitude that boomed somewhat.. Read More
Meshuggah - The Violent Sleep Of Reason (Nuclear Blast)

Meshuggah – The Violent Sleep Of Reason (Nuclear Blast)

I have been following Meshuggah for a long time. In fact thinking back, having first discovered them when I was 15 years old, being 30 now means I have literally been listening to them for half my life. Which is a very scary thought indeed... Read More
Oracles – Miserycorde (Deadlight Entertainment)

Oracles – Miserycorde (Deadlight Entertainment)

A debut album from a new unheard of band? Well not exactly and if I tell you that this group have amidst their members a certain Sven de Caluwé I am sure a franc is dropping. It’s far from all about the Aborted frontman though.. Read More
Usurpress - The Regal Tribe (Agonia)

Usurpress – The Regal Tribe (Agonia)

Right of the bat I have to say this came as a massive surprise. I had heard of Usurpress but not actually heard them. I had been led to believe that they are a crusty Old School Swedish Death metal band, and apparently they once.. Read More
Warfather - The Grey Eminence (Greyhaze)

Warfather – The Grey Eminence (Greyhaze)

I must start off this review by confessing that I had not heard of this project until the press release came along for this new album, but as soon as I saw that it came from Steve Tucker of Morbid Angel fame I jumped on.. Read More
Tesa – Ghost (My Proud Mountain)

Tesa – Ghost (My Proud Mountain)

Here I am checking out the new album Ghost, by Tesa, a Latvian band whom I had not heard of until now. Whilst most folks would label these guys Post-Metal, I am not a big fan of sub genres, I understand the need for them.. Read More
Meshiaak - Alliance Of Thieves (Mascot)

Meshiaak – Alliance Of Thieves (Mascot)

The press release for the debut album from Australia based band Meshiaak peaked my interest. They bill themselves as a super-group, with the most notable name on the list being Drummer Jon Dette who has played with industry heavyweights such as Iced Earth, Slayer, Testament.. Read More