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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 →

Children Of Bodom – Hexed (Nuclear Blast)

It’s been 3 years since the release of ‘I Worship Chaos’, the first CoB album I heard, and admit to still being remiss about going back to listen to their first 8 albums. But then it doesn’t appear that they… Continue Reading →

Trauma – As The World Dies (Pure Steel Records)

It would appear that this album was released last year, before it was picked up by a label and released again now. As for the band, they’ve been around since the early 80’s and are probably better known for being… Continue Reading →

Abyssic – High The Memory (Osmose Productions)

What’s going to make this review weird for me, is that there are only 5 songs, but the album is nearly an hour and a half long, with a couple songs over 20 minutes and the shortest approaching 9, meaning… Continue Reading →

Helevorn – Aamamata (BadMoodMan Music)

It’s been 5 years since the release of ‘Compassion Forlorn’ and the sextet from Palma de Mallorca are dedicating ‘Aamamata’ to the sea and how it surrounds them. The cover art by Gonzalo Aeneas depicts Sibyl, an Ancient Greek prophetess,… Continue Reading →

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