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Dark Matter – Nebula To Black Hole (My Kingdom Music)

Well 2020 is getting off to a really strange start. While Dark Matter appears to be a band from Tehran, Iran, the album contains 8 tracks featuring 15 artists from 10 countries along with members Aria Moghaddam on guitar, vocals… Continue Reading →

Blightmass – Severed From Your Soul (Great Dane Records)

It’s kinda fitting that this shall be my last review for the year. Granted the name of the band has naught to do with the current time of year or that there appears to be a blight of sense around… Continue Reading →

Klaw – LightCrusher (S/R)

This is the début album by the Swiss quintet, a thrash metal band and contain a member of Poltergeist, which turns out to be one unknown to me, as I only ever managed to pick up ’91s ‘Behind My Mask’…. Continue Reading →

Sacred Reich & Night Demon – London The Underworld 27/11/19

With doors opening at 7, and me not wanting to miss anything, I actually arrived on time, only to discover that Night Demon, who were first up, were only starting at 8.15 thereby giving me an hour to grab a… Continue Reading →

Hanging Garden – Into That Good Night (Lifeforce Records)

While this may be the Finnish septet’s sixth album, it’s my second foray into their material, with Riikka Hatakka making the transition to permanent member of the band from Helsinki since the last album and thereby having them incorporate far… Continue Reading →

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 →

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