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Warrel Dane - Shadow Work (Century Media)

Warrel Dane – Shadow Work (Century Media)

I’d just swapped out the Sanctuary discography I had in my car for a month with Nevermore, so all I’ve been hearing of late is Warrel’s distinct, but very dynamic vocals. Thankfully, it’s not a voice I’m likely to get bored of listening to. Warrel.. Read More
Bloodbath - The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn (Peaceville)

Bloodbath – The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn (Peaceville)

I decided to review this album on a whim, and I’m extremely glad that I did. Being familiar with Katatonia since the late 90s and a fan of Paradise Lost since the early 90s certainly put me in good stead, even though I wasn’t aware.. Read More
Beyond Creation - Algorythm (Season of Mist)

Beyond Creation – Algorythm (Season of Mist)

While there have been plenty of occasions where I’ve stumbled onto their songs while letting YouTube rabbit hole its own way around, I’ve never actually listened to an album of Beyond Creation’s in its entirety. ‘Algorythm’ is their third album and flows through so many.. Read More
Solium Fatalis - Genetically Engineered to Enslave (Wicked Music Records)

Solium Fatalis – Genetically Engineered to Enslave (Wicked Music Records)

This is the fourth album by this American quartet hailing from New Hampshire, and no, I hadn’t heard of them before the CD landed on my desk either. After a couple of rapid drum rolls by Jeff Saltzman, “Threshold” has Jim Gregory and Ryan Beevers.. Read More
Necronomicon - Unleashed Bastards (El Puerto Records)

Necronomicon – Unleashed Bastards (El Puerto Records)

While they may have been around for 34 years now, Necronomicon only released four albums before taking a 10-year hiatus between ’94 and ’04, and are now releasing their ninth album without appearing to have lost any vitality along the way. Sedately building the riffs.. Read More
Suicidal Tendencies - Still Cyco Punk After All These Years (The Orchard/Suicidal Records)

Suicidal Tendencies – Still Cyco Punk After All These Years (The Orchard/Suicidal Records)

Having been a fan for such a long time, I’ve been around for plenty of line-up changes and changes in musical direction. But that said, the underlying ethos in ST has remained unwavering and it’s all about venting and saying your piece. And at times.. Read More
Omnium Gatherum - The Burning Cold (Century Media)

Omnium Gatherum – The Burning Cold (Century Media)

Wow! While I’ve seen Omnium Gatherum a good few times and have a couple of their albums, I did not realise they have been around for 22 years already and that this is their eighth album. Granted, there have been numerous line-up changes over the.. Read More
Toxik Shokk - Story Of Our Life (S/R)

Toxik Shokk – Story Of Our Life (S/R)

‘Story Of Our Life’ is the début offering by the 5-year-old German trash band from Mannheim, with album art, which tells an exacting story from purchasing a first thrash album to listening to it in a poster bedecked room. Sure, their sound harks of the.. Read More
Ultra-Violence - Operation Misdirection (Candlelight Records)

Ultra-Violence – Operation Misdirection (Candlelight Records)

While the Italians have labelled themselves as a thrash band, the first thought that came to my mind upon seeing the Ed Repka cover was Death, and by the time Loris Castiglia was halfway through singing “Cadaver Decomposition Island”, I must admit that I could.. Read More
Down to the Heaven - [ level -1 ] (Heavison)

Down to the Heaven – [ level -1 ] (Heavison)

This is the Polish outfit’s début album after having been around for 4 years and with the current line-up for two. Hailing from Bielsko-Biała the 6 piece describe themselves as Djent/Metalcore/Electro, which is about as apt a description as you’re likely to get. Rusty’s vocals.. Read More
Cor Scorpii - Ruin (Dark Essence Records)

Cor Scorpii – Ruin (Dark Essence Records)

‘Ruin’ is the second album by Melodic Black Metal band Cor Scorpii, a mere decade after their début was released. It was recorded over a period of three years in various locations, has guest vocalists Annika Beinnes and Mats Lerberg, along with new lead guitarist.. Read More
VELD - S.I.N. (Listenable Records)

VELD – S.I.N. (Listenable Records)

Spawned In Nothingness is the fourth album by this Belarussian trio, and it’s pretty straight forward, fast and extremely aggressive death metal, with a touch of atmospherics to keep it interesting. The intro “The Beginning of Madness” lulls you in with a rather gentle wash.. Read More