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Vargnatt - Grausammler (Eisenwald)

Vargnatt – Grausammler (Eisenwald)

Having listened to and enjoyed what seems like hundreds of bands with ’Varg’ somewhere in their name over the years, all with similarly monochromatic artwork and icily stern looking band members, I figured I’d probably get a kick out of the debut album of Germany’s.. Read More
The Dead – Deathsteps to Oblivion (Transcending Obscurity)

The Dead – Deathsteps to Oblivion (Transcending Obscurity)

My last visitation to the world of The Dead was their 2nd album from 2009 ‘Ritual Executions’ which I actually reviewed in the pre-Ave Noctum ‘Ye Olde Metal Team UK’ days, lapping up their twisted doomy take on death metal. Luckily for me, album number.. Read More
Ultra Violence - Deflect The Flow (Candlelight)

Ultra Violence – Deflect The Flow (Candlelight)

Ultra Violence are (for those who are un-initiated) a young Italian bunch of thrash-revivalists, who started out their career with their debut full length ‘Privilege to Overcome’ on the modern thrash pushing label Punishment 18, and now see their 2nd effort picked up by Candlelight.. Read More
Unleashed – Dawn of the Nine (Nuclear Blast)

Unleashed – Dawn of the Nine (Nuclear Blast)

Believe it or not,  this is full length studio album number twelve from Johnny Hedlund and his bunch of merry men. Considering they’ve had a career spanning over 25 years, I suppose you could say they’ve been fairly consistent to their fans. For me, they’re.. Read More
Sulphur Aeon – Gateway To The Antisphere (Van)

Sulphur Aeon – Gateway To The Antisphere (Van)

Coming off the back of the success of their debut album, 2012’s ‘Swallowed by the Ocean’s Tide’ which received pretty much unanimous praise worldwide, Germany’s Sulphur Aeon return once more to lay the smack down on your unsuspecting heads with the monstrous weight of the.. Read More
GhUSa – 25 Years of Death Metal (Great Dane)

GhUSa – 25 Years of Death Metal (Great Dane)

GhUSa hail from France and have been treading the boards of the extreme metal underground since forming in 1989. However they only have one full length album to their name (2006’s ‘Letter to my Son’(s)’), and a number of Eps and Demos which can be.. Read More
Gurthang – I Will Not Serve (Immortal Frost)

Gurthang – I Will Not Serve (Immortal Frost)

Taking their name from a weapon in Tolkien’s ‘The Silmarillion’, the Polish crew behind Gurthang certainly know how to churn ‘em out – with ‘I Will Not Serve’ being their fourth album since forming in 2010. What they play is a deathly, funereally doomy take.. Read More
Winter of Apokalypse - Winter Of The Apokalypse (Plastik Musik)

Winter of Apokalypse – Winter Of The Apokalypse (Plastik Musik)

Featuring members of Murdergod and Thy Infernal amongst their ranks, ‘Winter Of The Apokalypse’ is the second full length album from this US black metal crew. Having formed in 1997 and gone through various line-up changes, their debut ‘Solitary Winter Night’ came in 2004, so.. Read More
Weak Aside – The Next Offensive (FDA)

Weak Aside – The Next Offensive (FDA)

Originally forming as Spearhead, but changing their name to Weak Aside before their debut album, this is the second album (or third, if you count their 2007 demo) from this German death metal crew. Five years after ‘Ghostleader’, ‘The Next Offensive’ sees a large upheaval.. Read More
Dynfari – Vegferð Tímans (Code 666)

Dynfari – Vegferð Tímans (Code 666)

‘‘Vegferð Tímans’ (‘Journey of Time’ in English) is the third full length album from this Icelandic atmospheric black metal duo, and a mighty release it is too. Yes folks, its atmospheric black metal time. Time to turn off the central heating; allow the fog to.. Read More
Bulldozing Bastard – Under The Ram (High Roller)

Bulldozing Bastard – Under The Ram (High Roller)

Bulldozing Bastard do exact what their name would suggest, that being kicking your doors in, stinking you out with B.O., stale beer and fags, incessantly whipping their lank hair in your face, leaving you covered in sputum after generally rocking shit up. What more can.. Read More
Ara – Devourer Of Worlds (S/R)

Ara – Devourer Of Worlds (S/R)

“Ooooh, that rumble” were the very words uttered from my mouth upon laying the threatening looking disc into the CD track and hitting play. This self-released debut from Wisconsin’s Ara is certainly one to grab the attention from the off, pulling together the deep mirk.. Read More