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Dr. Living Dead!, Comaniac - London  Underworld 1/2/18

Dr. Living Dead!, Comaniac – London Underworld 1/2/18

I was hoping to catch Rezet or at least the tail end of their set, but they were done by ten to eight with Comaniac already setting up and ready to go by five past, which they didn’t do, rather opting to wait until their.. Read More
Machine Head - Catharsis (Nuclear Blast)

Machine Head – Catharsis (Nuclear Blast)

It was suggested to give this album a couple listens before weighing in with my review. The first song is starting for a second time as I pen this intro because after an hour and a quarter of listening to it the first time, I.. Read More
Rise of Avernus - Eigengrau (Code666 Records)

Rise of Avernus – Eigengrau (Code666 Records)

I would never had said that Rise of Avernus were Australian from the titles of their previous album or EPs, however that fact certainly doesn’t detract the quality of the dark & broody musicianship coming from those sunny climes. The album opens with a rather.. Read More
Is - Into My Own (Wolfspell Records)

Is – Into My Own (Wolfspell Records)

This is the sophomore release by one-man band Is featuring Nøkken on all instruments and vocals. Formed only 3 years ago he has already released numerous EPs and singles with the cold and frost appearing to be his main thematic go to. There are six.. Read More
LÜÜP - Canticles of the Holy Scythe (I, Voidhanger)

LÜÜP – Canticles of the Holy Scythe (I, Voidhanger)

While LÜÜP may be the brainchild of Greek composer and multi-instrumentalist Stelios Romaliadis, it’s far from a solo project and while I usually comment on individuals on each song, a quick look at the discography on their official site where you can list the musicians on.. Read More
Hanging Garden - I Am Become (Lifeforce Records)

Hanging Garden – I Am Become (Lifeforce Records)

‘I Am Become’ is the fifth album by the Helsinki sextet and first with the current line-up. It is also awesome listening for the autumn where the sky is miserably overcast and the days brisk and cold. It’s rather melodic gloominess is rather warming and.. Read More
Dr. Living Dead! - Cosmic Conqueror (Century Media)

Dr. Living Dead! – Cosmic Conqueror (Century Media)

I was going to start this review off with the statement that these guys are 30 years late to the party, but realised that was most likely only when they were born. Additionally they wouldn’t have been as heavily influenced by some of my favourite.. Read More
Hallatar - No Stars Upon The Bridge (Svart)

Hallatar – No Stars Upon The Bridge (Svart)

After the tragic death of Aleah Starbridge on the 18th of April 2016 and the posthumous release of the Trees of Eternity début in November that year, guitarist Juha Raivio was left with the writings, lyrics, and poems of his beloved to keep safe. As.. Read More
The King Is Blind - We Are The Parasite, We Are The Cancer (Calva Records)

The King Is Blind – We Are The Parasite, We Are The Cancer (Calva Records)

I’ll be the first to admit that I only gave this a listen because it features a track with Karl Willetts on vocals. But I am certainly glad that I did, as the concept album that is ‘We Are The Parasite, We Are The Cancer’.. Read More
Damnation Defaced - Invader From Beyond (Apostasy Records)

Damnation Defaced – Invader From Beyond (Apostasy Records)

After releasing ‘Beyond the Pale’ in 2010 and ‘The Infernal Tremor’ in 2015, this German quintet now have their third album hitting the shelves, as it were. “Niom: 004d004f0049004e” opens the album with a couple weird shaker sounds that flitter from left to right before.. Read More
Cradle Of Filth - Cryptoriana: The Seductiveness Of Decay (Nuclear Blast)

Cradle Of Filth – Cryptoriana: The Seductiveness Of Decay (Nuclear Blast)

It’s hard to think that this is the first time in their 26 year history and after twelve albums that Dani Filth has released two official albums with the same line-up. This is something I never really took notice of until now as it was.. Read More
SepticFlesh - Codex Omega (Season of Mist)

SepticFlesh – Codex Omega (Season of Mist)

The problem with reviewing a new SepticFlesh album is expectation and having to pick it apart. As in, I have to be objective and meticulous and point out what could’ve been done to make things better. For example, is the 47 minutes running time really.. Read More