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Nervecell – Past, Present... Torture (Lifeforce Records)

Nervecell – Past, Present… Torture (Lifeforce Records)

This is the third album by this trio from Dubai comprising of guitarists Barney Ribeiro and Rami H. Mustafa with bassist and vocalist James Khazaal. They’ve been around since the turn of the century delivering their brand of hyper fast and aggressive death metal. From.. Read More
Ecnephias - The Sad Wonder Of The Sun (My Kingdom Music)

Ecnephias – The Sad Wonder Of The Sun (My Kingdom Music)

‘The Sad Wonder Of The Sun’ is the sixth album by the this Italian quintet from Potenza and the second time I get to review them, first time being their self-titled release 2 years ago. Their dark wave inspired Gothic metal is delivered with all.. Read More
River Black – S/T (Season of Mist)

River Black – S/T (Season of Mist)

From what I can tell, River Black comprise of 3 members of the now defunct Burnt By The Sun, guitarist John Adubato, drummer David Witte and vocalist Mike Olender, along with Revocation bassist Brett Bamberger, making this début album River Black’s first release, but by.. Read More
Steelfall - The Event Horizon (Raging Planet)

Steelfall – The Event Horizon (Raging Planet)

This 11-track album is the début by a Lisbon based Portuguese quintet who only formed last year. Stylistically they are quite an amalgamation of several genres, but lean rather heavily toward melodic death metal in a very Gothenburg way. Opening the album with the pretty.. Read More
Les Chants Du Hasard – S/T (I, Voidhanger Records)

Les Chants Du Hasard – S/T (I, Voidhanger Records)

It has been an extremely long time since I’ve actively enjoyed listening to an album that contains no guitars, bass or drums. So long, in fact I cannot actually remember when it was. Well Hazard has changed that all on his own, primarily owing to.. Read More
Danzig – Black Laden Crown (AFM)

Danzig – Black Laden Crown (AFM)

What I find rather amusing is that a couple weeks ago I went on a Misfits and Samhain binge and was trying to see how many music videos they had. Most are live clips with a very young and very skinny Glen before he filled.. Read More
Grog - Ablutionary Rituals (Murder Records)

Grog – Ablutionary Rituals (Murder Records)

It’s been over a quarter of a century since this Portuguese quartet crawled out of the mire and 21 years since they released their début and if this, their fourth album, is anything to go by, the certainly haven’t lost any speed or nastiness. This.. Read More
Antropofagus - Methods Of Resurrection Through Evisceration (Comatose Music)

Antropofagus – Methods Of Resurrection Through Evisceration (Comatose Music)

The first thing that came to mind after hearing a couple bars of an Antropofagus track on their website before deciding to review this album was Deicide, and while I still hear subtle hints of that every now and then when listening to the entire.. Read More
Life of Agony - A Place Where There's No More Pain (Napalm Records)

Life of Agony – A Place Where There’s No More Pain (Napalm Records)

As soon as I got this album, I listened to it to bask in its aural goodness. About halfway through my first listen I started reading the accompanying press release, which states “The famed River Runs Red line-up, featuring vocalist Mina Caputo, guitarist Joey Z,.. Read More
Nox Vorago - Al Chem (S/R)

Nox Vorago – Al Chem (S/R)

Swedish outfit Nox Vorago have release their second album, 5 years after releasing their début, 11 years after forming in Gothenburg. Their style of symphonic death metal taken care of by founding members Magnus Andersson and Uduun, keyboards and vocals respectively, as all orchestral elements.. Read More
Last Leaf Down - Bright Wide Colder (Lifeforce)

Last Leaf Down – Bright Wide Colder (Lifeforce)

This sophomore album by Swiss quartet formed 14 years ago was really awesome last week when the weather was grey and gloomy, and the music matched it completely. With the sky blue and bright, the music somehow feels crisp and clean instead. Weird how sunshine.. Read More
Burn Damage - Age of Vultures (Raging Planet Records)

Burn Damage – Age of Vultures (Raging Planet Records)

  This is the début album of a Portuguese quartet from Lisbon and thankfully it’s not lamentable or operatic, but rather solid thrashy death with plenty of groove to get its hooks in you. If you were to hear the intro to “Age of Vultures” in.. Read More