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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
Primal Attack - Heartless Oppressor (Rastilho Records)

Primal Attack – Heartless Oppressor (Rastilho Records)

‘Heartless Oppressor’ is the second album by this Portuguese quintet formed in Lisbon in 2012 comprising of Pica on vocals, Tiago and Miguel on rhythm and lead guitars respectively, Miranda on bass and Mike on drums. The album opens with “Red Silence”, a heavy and.. Read More
Kreator, Sepultura, Soilwork, Aborted - London Forum 2/3/17

Kreator, Sepultura, Soilwork, Aborted – London Forum 2/3/17

I can’t recall an earlier start for a gig than 5:30PM start, but having the day off had made this significantly simpler to get in with plenty of time. I arrived to see the queue in its infancy, so decided to drift to the local.. Read More
Tome Of The Unreplenished - Cosmoprism: The Theurgy - Act I (I, Voidhanger)

Tome Of The Unreplenished – Cosmoprism: The Theurgy – Act I (I, Voidhanger)

Uhm, yeah. Sometimes accepting things blind can be really great, other times, not so much. Originally formed in Cyprus in 2012 as a one-man-band, Hermes has released 2 albums, the first one an instrumental. After relocating to Bath, England he recruited 3 bandmates and they.. Read More
Kreator - Gods Of Violence (Nuclear Blast)

Kreator – Gods Of Violence (Nuclear Blast)

For their fourteenth album Kreator are back with a couple extra features they haven’t really bothered with before, namely four tracks with orchestral accompaniments arranged by Fleshgod Apocalypse, collaborating with German pop artist Dagobert along with harps and bagpipes on other tracks. What’s also clearly.. Read More
Sepultura - Machine Messiah (Nuclear Blast)

Sepultura – Machine Messiah (Nuclear Blast)

Wow! This is Sepultura’s 14th album and the second with this line-up, but what really makes this album good is the fact that it is rather dynamic with plenty of changes of tempo and feel. Derrick Green’s vocals range from deep baritone crooning to his.. Read More
Bethlehem – S/T (Prophecy Productions)

Bethlehem – S/T (Prophecy Productions)

Starting out as a black/doom metal band in 1991 in Germany, 25 years on and many many more line-up changes later, bassist/guitarist Jürgen Bartsch is the only remaining founding member, with long time drummer Wolz retaking his 12 year post after a 5 year absence... Read More
Trees of Eternity - Hour of the Nightingale (Svart)

Trees of Eternity – Hour of the Nightingale (Svart)

What really sucks about this album is that for South African born vocalist Aleah Starbridge, its release is posthumous. She and Swallow The Sun guitarist Juha Raivio created Trees of Eternity as an acoustic collaboration, but it pretty soon morphed into more with the inclusion.. Read More
Headless Kross - Projections 1 (At War With False Noise)

Headless Kross – Projections 1 (At War With False Noise)

My first question… Isn’t that just a T??? Anyway. This Glaswegian trio comprises of Derek Sexton (Bass /Vocals), Tommy Duffin (Guitar) & Jonny Montgomery (Drums) & the music they make is anything but fast and cheery. Thankfully there are only 4 tracks to this sonic.. Read More
Devilment - II: The Mephisto Waltzes (Nuclear Blast)

Devilment – II: The Mephisto Waltzes (Nuclear Blast)

When their debut came out 2 years ago I watched the videos that were released, but neglected to go out and grab the album as I wasn’t really too sure I would want to. If it’s anything like their latest release, more the fool am.. Read More
Krypts - Remnants of Expansion (Dark Descent Records)

Krypts – Remnants of Expansion (Dark Descent Records)

I really don’t know much about this Finnish quartet, other than this is their second album and while it only contains 5 songs, it’s over half an hour of crushingly heavy and slow death metal. Formed in 2008 they released their first album in 2013.. Read More
Obituary, Exodus, Prong – London Electric Ballroom 25/10/16

Obituary, Exodus, Prong – London Electric Ballroom 25/10/16

Unfortunately owing to a biker down on the M40 & idiots insisting on rubbernecking I missed King Parrot completely, but am reliably informed they put on a great show & impressed many this night. Next up on the bill were Prong & while I would.. Read More