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Death Wolf – IV Come The Dark (Blooddawn Productions)

We all like a “side project” don’t we? When a well-known musician from a biggish band decides to branch out and do something a bit different to their day job. Sometimes….very different, sometimes not so much but I find it… Continue Reading →

Ploughshare – Tellurian Insurgency (I, Voidhanger)

Not, in fact, a crap swinging site for those in the farming community, Ploughshare are a nasty black / death metal band from Australia and are back hot off the heels of their 2018 debut full-length “In Offal, Salvation”,  and… Continue Reading →

Coffin Rot – A Monument To The Dead (Blood Harvest)

Blasting out of Portland, Oregon come Coffin Rot with their debut full length album “A Monument To The Dead”. Not a bad turn around as they only formed in 2017. In that time they’ve released two demos & a split… Continue Reading →

Esogenesi- S/T (Transcending Obscurity Records)

Formed in 2016, this is the Milan based death / doom metal crew’s debut album and another decent release this year from Indian label Transcending Obscurity Records. Five tracks and forty minutes of sci-fi themed doomy death metal might not… Continue Reading →

Come Back From The Dead – The Rise Of The Blind Ones (Transcending Obscurity)

Name a death metal band from Spain….come on quick….. you can’t can you. Well, I can…. And not only are Come Back From The Dead from  A Coruña but they are killer too! What does Spanish death metal sound like?… Continue Reading →

Bones – Diseased (Transcending Obscurity Records)

Back in 2013 I reviewed Bones’ second album, the more than appropriately titled “Sons Of Sleaze” and  proclaimed it “the rawest slice of punked up crusty death metal I‘ve heard this year”. Well it gives me a warm fuzzy feeling… Continue Reading →

Cropsy Maniac – Carnage (HPGD)

I could sum this release up in a short paragraph…. “like splatter movies?……  like death/grind?……. like death/grind that’s all about splatter movies? If the answer’s yes, then stop reading this now and buy this EP!” But then the editor would… Continue Reading →

Trench Warfare – Hatred Prayer (Transcending Obscurity Records)

When the “personal interests” on your Facebook page are listed as “Blasphemy, Perversion, War Themes, Weight Lifting, Conqueror, Mass Alcohol Consumption, Revenge, Angelcorpse, Sarcofago, Old Deicide, Old Morbid Angel, Proclamation, Teitanblood, Bestial Warlust, Deiphago, Diocletian, Old Obituary” you’re gonna somewhat… Continue Reading →

Burial Remains – Trinity Of Deception (Transcending Obscurity)

Seven tracks, twenty five minutes, old school death metal…… what’s not to like? Well…. Not much actually as this is a total blast and another win for Transcending Obscurity that has an absolutely stellar roster of bands. Burial Remains formed… Continue Reading →

Whiskey Ritual – Black Metal Ultras (Folter Records)

Filthy, raw, drug & alcohol obsessed black metal with added Satan & hookers….. sounds fucking great doesn’t it…. and guess what, it is! These Italian animals are coming in your ears with this, their fourth album and the follow up… Continue Reading →

Thronehammer – Usurper Of The Oaken Throne (Church Within Records)

You what mate? Doom? Six tracks….. an hour & twenty minutes long? I do the death & thrash stuff don’t I? Well bugger me, this is good. Thronehammer are a trio hailing from the UK and Germany featuring members of… Continue Reading →

Assatur – Where Chaos Reigned (Great Dane Records)

French label Great Dane Records have come to notice a few times in the last couple of years and have done a decent job in getting some underground death metal bands some exposure and, true to form, they’ve done it… Continue Reading →

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