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Les Chants Du Hasard – Livre Second (I, Voidhanger Records)

While I really enjoyed the début from Les Chants Du Hasard in 2017, I must say that this second album completely blows it out of the water. The orchestral music is more symphonic and grandiose but also a lot darker… Continue Reading →

Vinsta – Drei Deita (Trollmusic)

While their bio says they started out as a folk band and are now melodic death metal, Vinsta manage to retain their folk roots and blend them into the metal seamlessly using that sound for emphasis rather than as a… Continue Reading →

Zeresh – Farewell (999 Cuts)

Zeresh is the brainchild of Tamar Singer, as all music was composed, played and produced by her, with the help of a couple guest performers to spice things up a little. and sadly spicing up is required, as the music… Continue Reading →

Cradle of Filth, Amazonica – London Palladium 19/10/19

I came to London for a 3 week vacation in June 1998 with a couple good friends and plans to see as many bands as we could during that time. The 3 of us weren’t really convinced about being dragged… Continue Reading →

Creeping Flesh – Into The Meat Grinder (Growls from the Underground)

‘Into The Meat Grinder’ is the début album by this 6 year old Swedish quintet comprising of guitarists William Persson Öberg and Sofus Stille, bassist Korp Thidrandir, drummer Marre Kadhammar and vocalist Robert “Rio” Karlsson. After the 3 second opening… Continue Reading →

Exhorder, The Bleeding, Blasphemer – London Underworld – 7/10/19

The first thing I noticed when I walked down into the bowels of the venue was the new on-slip, soft vinyl flooring that is now covering the hard wood floor. I guess truly gone are the days when you would… Continue Reading →

Insomnium – Heart Like a Grave (Century Media)

Even though Insomnium have been around for 22 years, have released 8 albums and I have watched them several times live, this is the first album of theirs that I’ve listened to in full. And I can quite happily say… Continue Reading →

ShadowThrone – Elements’ Blackest Legacy (Non Serviam Records)

While this may be the second album by this Italian outfit from Ceccano, it’s my first introduction to their music. Formed by Steph after his departure from Theatres des Vampires and going through a couple line-up changes since their first… Continue Reading →

Exhorder – Mourn The Southern Skies (Nuclear Blast)

As the comparison is always going to find its way into this review, I figured I’d get it out of the way immediately. The only reason I listen to Pantera is because I mistakenly thought a new song I heard… Continue Reading →

Sacred Reich – Awakening (Metal Blade)

When I met and interviewed Phil Rind 12 years ago, he emphatically told me they were just doing some 20th anniversary shows and then packing it all in again. I am so glad that they decided against that, and to… Continue Reading →

Consecration – Fragilium (Solitude Productions)

I found it really difficult to review this album. Not because it’s bad, but rather because it’s an hour long and only consists of 5 songs, with the opening “In Darkened Slumber” being an ambient amble in a fen that… Continue Reading →

Lacrimas Profundere – Bleeding The Stars (SPV)

My first encounter with this German outfit was 15 years ago when I accidentally picked up ‘Ave End’. Something I was rather glad to have done, after I gave the CD a listen. Since then I’ve reviewed a few more… Continue Reading →

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