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Bloodshot Dawn – Reanimation (Hostile Media)

Bloodshot Dawn – Reanimation (Hostile Media)

It’s all change on the Bloodshot Dawn front. Since the release of their second album, 2014’s “Demons” lone founder member, guitarist / singer Josh McMorran has recruited Canadian shredder Morgan Reid, drummer James Stewart (also of Vader and Divine Chaos) and bass player Giacomo Gastaldi... Read More
Autopsy – Puncturing The Grotesque (Peaceville)

Autopsy – Puncturing The Grotesque (Peaceville)

This seven track EP is Autopsy celebrating their thirtieth year as a band. Thirty gore soaked, depraved and sick as fuck years. I make no bones about it, Autopsy are one of my personal favourite bands of any metal genre and their originality and influence.. Read More
Crypts Of Despair – The Stench Of The Earth  (Testimony Records)

Crypts Of Despair – The Stench Of The Earth (Testimony Records)

Usually at this time of year the Ed gets all us monkeys to sort out a “Top 20 Of The Year” list. Most of the time it’s a piece of piss, there will be some A. absolutely outstanding releases from big names…. B. some new.. Read More
Skinweaver – Gratification Eternal (Great Dane Records)

Skinweaver – Gratification Eternal (Great Dane Records)

I’m a lucky bugger sometimes. “Send me anything you like” I said to the editor when the weekly review listings came out. I didn’t recognise any of the bands on it so wanted to absolve myself from any decision making (I’m a busy boy don’t.. Read More
Insane – Evil (Duplicate Records)

Insane – Evil (Duplicate Records)

Well these young Swedish whipper-snappers formed in 2009 and, after a few demos, splits etc this is their debut album, and there’s quite a lot to like if you’re a fan of old school thrash metal especially when you consider these young’uns weren’t even alive.. Read More
Cannibal Corpse – Red Before Black (Metal Blade)

Cannibal Corpse – Red Before Black (Metal Blade)

In the same way as Iron Maiden, Kiss & Motorhead, you know what you’re gonna get with a Cannibal Corpse album. Sadly, like the aforementioned legends ‘Corpse have their detractors, people that criticise the band for their consistency. However there’s something you need to know.. Read More
Bunker 66 – Chained Down In Dirt (High Roller Records)

Bunker 66 – Chained Down In Dirt (High Roller Records)

If you’re not familiar with Bunker 66 they hail from Messina in Sicily and formed in 2007. “Chained Down In Dirt” is their third full length and the follow up to 2014’s “Screaming Rock Believers” now read that album title again….doesn’t it sound fucking ace!!??.. Read More
Nihil Eyes – Black Path (S/R)

Nihil Eyes – Black Path (S/R)

As a patriotic sort, I always get excited when a new UK death metal band sticks its head up. Now I appreciate that there are loads new bands from all over the world releasing albums left, right and centre but most are about as much.. Read More
Panzer – The Fatal Command (Nuclear Blast)

Panzer – The Fatal Command (Nuclear Blast)

If you didn’t grab Panzer’s debut album “Send Them All To Hell” then have a quiet word with yourself over a stiff drink. It was one of the best heavy metal releases of 2014. A classic Teutonic power trio, Schmier (bass / vocals) Herman Frank.. Read More
Meat Train – Random Acts Of Carnage (Contagion Records)

Meat Train – Random Acts Of Carnage (Contagion Records)

Meat Train’s 2013 debut “Flesh Made Man” was a cool record. From the eye catching cover art to the Londoners blend of filthy, primitive death metal the album was, for me at least a breath of pungent air and the exact polar opposite of a.. Read More
Necrovorous – Plains Of Decay (Dark Descent Records)

Necrovorous – Plains Of Decay (Dark Descent Records)

The drummer’s called …. “Shit Eater”. I could leave it right there really. But no, I’ll soldier on with this review of the second (NOT sophomore Stu) full-length of these Athens based death metallers. According to the promo blurb, Mr Eater started the band in.. Read More
Soul Remnants – Ouroboros (eOne)

Soul Remnants – Ouroboros (eOne)

I was lucky enough to review “Black and Blood”, Soul Remnants second album a long while ago. It was a total blast and a fine balance between classic old school thrashing death metal and more modern technical DM.  So when this, their third album came.. Read More