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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
Nervecell – Past, Present... Torture (Lifeforce Records)

Nervecell – Past, Present… Torture (Lifeforce Records)

This is the third album by this trio from Dubai comprising of guitarists Barney Ribeiro and Rami H. Mustafa with bassist and vocalist James Khazaal. They’ve been around since the turn of the century delivering their brand of hyper fast and aggressive death metal. From.. Read More
Ecnephias - The Sad Wonder Of The Sun (My Kingdom Music)

Ecnephias – The Sad Wonder Of The Sun (My Kingdom Music)

‘The Sad Wonder Of The Sun’ is the sixth album by the this Italian quintet from Potenza and the second time I get to review them, first time being their self-titled release 2 years ago. Their dark wave inspired Gothic metal is delivered with all.. Read More
River Black – S/T (Season of Mist)

River Black – S/T (Season of Mist)

From what I can tell, River Black comprise of 3 members of the now defunct Burnt By The Sun, guitarist John Adubato, drummer David Witte and vocalist Mike Olender, along with Revocation bassist Brett Bamberger, making this début album River Black’s first release, but by.. Read More
Steelfall - The Event Horizon (Raging Planet)

Steelfall – The Event Horizon (Raging Planet)

This 11-track album is the début by a Lisbon based Portuguese quintet who only formed last year. Stylistically they are quite an amalgamation of several genres, but lean rather heavily toward melodic death metal in a very Gothenburg way. Opening the album with the pretty.. Read More
Les Chants Du Hasard – S/T (I, Voidhanger Records)

Les Chants Du Hasard – S/T (I, Voidhanger Records)

It has been an extremely long time since I’ve actively enjoyed listening to an album that contains no guitars, bass or drums. So long, in fact I cannot actually remember when it was. Well Hazard has changed that all on his own, primarily owing to.. Read More
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