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Pale Divine - S/T (Shadow Kingdom Records)

Pale Divine – S/T (Shadow Kingdom Records)

Veteran doom crew Pale Divine break a six year silence with this new, self titled LP. The Pennsylvania based band continue to remain true to their classic doom roots and the genre picking up where 2012’s “Painted Windows Black” left off. While having existed for.. Read More
Convent Guilt - Diamond Cut Diamond (Gates Of Hell Records)

Convent Guilt – Diamond Cut Diamond (Gates Of Hell Records)

Aussie heavy metal outfit, Convent Guilt deliver their second long player clinging to the golden era sounds of 1978-1982 where the NWOBHM found its feet and today’s giants of our world started to stamp their almighty authority. To worship at such a throne requires respect.. Read More
Satan’s Satyrs - The Lucky Ones (Riding Easy Records/Bad Omen)

Satan’s Satyrs – The Lucky Ones (Riding Easy Records/Bad Omen)

A certain amount of excitement develops whenever Satan’s Satyrs release some new work. The band remains active with a steady stream of LP’s, split releases and EP’s but “The Lucky Ones” does find them in a slightly different space with their sound bolstered by a.. Read More
Carpe Noctem - Vitrun (Code666)

Carpe Noctem – Vitrun (Code666)

Icelandic black metal outfit, Carpe Noctem deliver their second long player, “Vitrun” five years on from debut release “In Terra Profugus”. Their homeland has proved to be a haven for extreme metal of the highest quality and this disc finds the band continuing to uphold.. Read More
Waxen - Terror Decree (Moribund)

Waxen – Terror Decree (Moribund)

Toby Knapp continues his lone journey to thrash the charred soul of black metal into dust. “Terror Decree” marks the fourth full length outing under the Waxen moniker and finds him dexterously laying waste to all in his path. This album also serves up four.. Read More
Rose Tattoo / Girlschool - The Limelight 2, Belfast 7/9/18

Rose Tattoo / Girlschool – The Limelight 2, Belfast 7/9/18

**WARNING – THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS GRATUITOUS SELF INDULGENCE AND NARCISSISTIC CONTENT. CHILDREN UNDER 50 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY SOMEONE IRRESPONSIBLE** Stalwarts? Survivors? Those who cannot be beaten? Rock ‘n Roll outlaws? A little bit of everything perhaps as my thoughts turn to Rose Tattoo whilst.. Read More
Cauldron - New Gods (Dissonance Productions)

Cauldron – New Gods (Dissonance Productions)

Cauldron are back with latest offering, “New Gods”. Since forming in 2006, they’ve a string of full length albums and EP’s to their credit. The band continue to explore the classic era heavy metal sounds inspired by the likes of Judas Priest and early Iron.. Read More
Vintage Caravan - Gateways (Nuclear Blast)

Vintage Caravan – Gateways (Nuclear Blast)

Formidable: that’s an interesting word. Fans of heavy music know that one of the finest attributes is the respect paid to the originators of the style. Sometimes the influences overshadow the originality and we slide into “retro” territory. Then bands like Vintage Caravan come along,.. Read More
Butcher In The Fog - A Screaming Reflection (Sleight Of Hand Music)

Butcher In The Fog – A Screaming Reflection (Sleight Of Hand Music)

London trio Butcher In The Fog are a many headed beast. Taking elements of hardcore punk and throwing in helpings of head banging thrash with a touch of old fashioned doom metal, there’s something in there for everyone. I caught them live in early 2017.. Read More
Urne - The Mountain Of Gold (SR)

Urne – The Mountain Of Gold (SR)

Personally, I was a fan of Hang The Bastard. Their albums were tight and full of passion while they were a sight to behold live. Urne then, is a most welcome arrival as two HTB members join forces. Joseph Nally on bass and vocals with.. Read More
Spaceslug - Eye The Tide (BSFD Records)

Spaceslug – Eye The Tide (BSFD Records)

Poland’s Spaceslug are a busy band. Their universe started to come together in 2015 but the big bang happened for them with debut LP “Lemanis” in 2016 and follow up, “Time Travel Dilemma” one year later. Punctuated by an EP release, “Eye The Tide” represents.. Read More
Lucifer- Lucifer II (Century Media)

Lucifer- Lucifer II (Century Media)

Johanna Sadonis might best be described as dynamic. After abruptly leaving her former band, The Oath in 2014 she quickly moved towards creating Lucifer. No time or efforts were wasted as ex-Cathedral riff master Gaz Jennings came on board to help create their classically proto-doom.. Read More