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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
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