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TheNightTimeProject – Pale Season (Debemur Morti Productions)

I only heard of TheNightTimeProject when doing a recent review of October Tide, and the two bands couldn’t be more different. Alexander Backlund’s vocals are smooth and soothing as they convey their despondence accompanied by his and Fredrik Norrman’s melodiously… Continue Reading →

Catalyst – The Great Purpose Of The Lords (Great Dane Records)

This French quartet from Metz, Grand Est have been around for 3 years and are releasing a rather intense début album full of interesting twists and musical changes to their technical prowess. Comprising of bassist Jefferson Brand, guitarist Florian Iochem,… Continue Reading →

Xentrix – Bury The Pain (Listenable Records)

23 years since they last released anything, with this being their second reformation since disbanding in ’96, Xentrix are finally back with a new album. After Chris Astley left in 2015, a new vocalist/guitarist Jay Walsh replaced him 2017 and… Continue Reading →

Death Angel – Humanicide (Nuclear Blast)

Humanicide is Death Angel’s ninth album and fourth with the current line-up that’s been together for 10 years already. Going from strength to strength and losing absolutely none of their vitality over the years, this album is as fast and… Continue Reading →

Vader – Thy Messenger (Nuclear Blast)

It has been 18 years since I bought a Vader album and nearly as long since I have seen them live. The first thing that’s clearly apparent as I listen to this five track EP, they have lost none of… Continue Reading →

Fleshgod Apocalypse – Veleno (Nuclear Blast)

When a friend of mine suggested I give ‘King’ a listen in 2016, as I’d never heard of the Roman trio Fleshgod Apocalypse at the time, I was rather quick to complement him and thank him profusely for the introduction…. Continue Reading →

October Tide – In Splendor Below (Agonia Records)

What I’d like to know is how the first 5 albums by Swedish melodic death/doom metallers October Tide passed me by? Granted I wasn’t even listening to Katatonia when they formed, but it was 20 years ago, so why? I… Continue Reading →

Belzebubs – Pantheon Of The Nightside Gods (Century Media)

I’ve been waiting for this album for months, after all, I have been a fan of the band for more than 2 years now, after starting to read their adventures on http://belzebubsofficial.tumblr.com before finally getting to watch the “Blackened Call”… Continue Reading →

Allegaeon – Apoptosis (Metal Blade Records)

Wow! This is a very rare occurrence for me. I don’t recall the last time I wrote a review while listening to an album for the first time. Usually it takes a couple takes for me to find the mood… Continue Reading →

Waldgeflüster – Mondscheinsonaten (Nordvis)

From the promo track I listened to before deciding to review the album, I was expecting this to be mellow ethereal black metal full of atmosphere, they are called forest whisperings after all. Well I got the black metal bit… Continue Reading →

Athanasia – The Order Of The Silver Compass (ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records)

This is the début album by a trio of pretty accomplished musicians with a healthy résumé. Their logo and album cover definitely having roots in Caleb Bingham and Brandon Miller’s previous band Ascension. They are joined by veteran drummer Jason… Continue Reading →

Overkill, Destruction, Flotsam and Jetsam – London Islington Academy 21/3/19

Owing to the venue’s policy to take a donation for an animal shelter for guest access, and only accepting cash in this digital age, I had to queue twice after being instructed to find the nearest ATM and come back… Continue Reading →

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