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Crypt Rot – Embryonic Devils (Southern Lord)

Crypt Rot – Embryonic Devils (Southern Lord)

This new project by a few of the guys who were or still are in hardcore grinders Homewrecker, a band I saw on tour last year supporting the now sadly defunct Weekend Nachos I was curious about where the guys would head given that their.. Read More
Shores Of Null – Black Drapes For Tomorrow (Candlelight Records)

Shores Of Null – Black Drapes For Tomorrow (Candlelight Records)

I bought this band’s debut at the Inferno Festival in 2016 along with a shirt as they were one of the best bands of the festival and I admit to being a bit nervy about this sophomore album as the first one was unique, a.. Read More
Necrowretch – Satanic Slavery (Season Of Mist)

Necrowretch – Satanic Slavery (Season Of Mist)

This French bands first two albums have been on my playlist regularly over the last few years as we now get a third album that sees the band strengthen their song writing into eight songs of blistering power and consummate sonic devastation. Coupled to that.. Read More
Hybrid Sheep – Hail To The Beast (Tenacity Music)

Hybrid Sheep – Hail To The Beast (Tenacity Music)

This curiously named band from France has been around for nearly a decade releasing a decent debut in 2014 that had a modern death metal style coupled to metalcore very slightly due to the riffing style and vocals. The band’s sophomore continues that theme of.. Read More
Akercocke, Fen, The Infernal Sea, Sathamel Leeds, Belgrave Music Hall 7/4/17

Akercocke, Fen, The Infernal Sea, Sathamel Leeds, Belgrave Music Hall 7/4/17

With not being able to attend the Ritual Festival after this pre fest warm up show due to a gig clash with Taake in Manchester, this was the next best thing as the hyper busy venue sports a traditional long benches style with an array.. Read More
Azarath – In Extremis (Agonia Records)

Azarath – In Extremis (Agonia Records)

Polish extreme metallers Azarath have been around for nearly 20 years and during that time the band has released five full lengths but it is six years since “Blasphemers’ Maledictions” which had a clinical yet assailing set of songs that were firmly entrenched in the.. Read More
Morast – Ancestral Void (Totenmusik / Ván Records)

Morast – Ancestral Void (Totenmusik / Ván Records)

I have previously mentioned in my review of the Venenum album that Germany has fast become a major force within the death metal scene as another act vies for prominence. The band’s debut demo in 2015 was a crawling insidious slab of gruelling malfeasance as.. Read More
Sibiir – S/T (Fysisk Format)

Sibiir – S/T (Fysisk Format)

This relatively new outfit from Norway released a venomous EP in 2015 by the title of “Swallow & Trap Them” melding black metal vitriol with post hardcore nihilism as the band releases a debut full length that appeared during the latter half of last year.. Read More
Acrimonious – Eleven Dragons (WTC Productions)

Acrimonious – Eleven Dragons (WTC Productions)

My poor attention span groaned inwardly when I saw the duration of this third album by Greek black metallers Acrimonious, an act unfamiliar to me but not any longer as this opus is one of staggering brilliance. Confidence pours from this album as “Incineration Initiator”.. Read More
Battle Beast, Majesty, Gyze – Manchester Ruby Lounge 23/3/17

Battle Beast, Majesty, Gyze – Manchester Ruby Lounge 23/3/17

I always feel a slight buzz of excitement at the prospect of going to a new venue as the Ruby Lounge in the heart of Manchester became my 181st different venue I’ve been to since I first started attending gigs back in the early 80s... Read More
Venenum – Trance Of Death (Sepulchral Voice)

Venenum – Trance Of Death (Sepulchral Voice)

If you pay attention to the death metal scene like I do almost religiously it has to be said you’ll quickly realise that Germany is producing some of the best death metal bands around surpassing their forebears with staggering, challenging and identifiable releases and now.. Read More
Goath – Luciferian Goath Ritual (Ván Records)

Goath – Luciferian Goath Ritual (Ván Records)

The moment you look at the rather disturbing but eye catching cover art alongside the bands fantastic logo you know you’re in for a sinister listen. With only one demo out previously this debut, from the German newcomers, hits the ground at a proverbial gallop... Read More