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Red Dead – Therapy Of The Evil (Great Dane Records)

Red Dead – Therapy Of The Evil (Great Dane Records)

Relative French newcomers Red Dead bring their debut full length to a death metal world that is absolutely brimming with top rate bands and a cursory glance at the 200 plus death metal albums that have been released this year alone this album is going.. Read More
Frakasm – Century Of Decline (Great Dane Records)

Frakasm – Century Of Decline (Great Dane Records)

As 2017 hits its final quarter I was musing over how many great releases there have been so far and in any other year Frakasm’s debut would probably have been a very good one. However when put up against the glut of exceptional albums within.. Read More
Hyban Draco – Storms Of Desolation (Winter Demons Records)

Hyban Draco – Storms Of Desolation (Winter Demons Records)

Spain isn’t the usual destination you’d turn to for a black metal band as this outfit has been around for a decade and this is the bands fifth album though I’m unfamiliar with their back catalogue at this juncture. As with the majority of melodic.. Read More
Archspire – Relentless Mutation (Season Of Mist)

Archspire – Relentless Mutation (Season Of Mist)

A bit of history to this Canadian band who were originally called Defenestration before changing to Archspire, they have two albums and an EP out previously all of which I have purposely not listened to prior to reviewing this third album. This plainly because the.. Read More
Acephalix – Decreation (20 Buck Spin)

Acephalix – Decreation (20 Buck Spin)

US crusty old school death metal connoisseurs Acephalix have left it quite a while to give us their third album which follows on from 2012’s “Deathless Master”, an album I enjoyed quite a lot back then with its bone sawing riffs and jack hammering drums... Read More
Cattle Decapitation, Broken Hope, Hideous Divinity, Gloryhole Guillotine - Manchester, Rebellion 4/9/17

Cattle Decapitation, Broken Hope, Hideous Divinity, Gloryhole Guillotine – Manchester, Rebellion 4/9/17

Whichever way you look at it this line up was without doubt one of the most brutal of the year as a reasonable sized queue had gathered outside the venue ready to have their auditory systems annihilated by three Stateside bands plus an Italian outfit... Read More
Suffocation, Cryptic Shift, Visions Of Disfigurement - Leeds, Eiger Studios 28/8/17

Suffocation, Cryptic Shift, Visions Of Disfigurement – Leeds, Eiger Studios 28/8/17

As the festival seasons more or less comes to a close bands tend to start their Autumn touring schedule and mine got off to an early start with some brutal Stateside death metal from Suffocation, but before that was support act Visions Of Disfigurement who.. Read More
Scalpel – Methods To Delusion (S/R)

Scalpel – Methods To Delusion (S/R)

Surprisingly there is only one band called Scalpel that I could find on my research into this US band and let’s face it that medicine, science, technology has given metal a wealth of band names. This is their second album and having given the debut.. Read More
Midgardsblot - Borre, Vestfold, Norway 17 – 19th August 2017 Day 3

Midgardsblot – Borre, Vestfold, Norway 17 – 19th August 2017 Day 3

DAY THREE: SATURDAY Day three was to be much less frantic as I started with the usual bus ride that included a test by the bus driver in my pronunciation of the bus stop we were to get off at, which caused much amusement to.. Read More
Midgardsblot - Borre, Vestfold, Norway 17 – 19th August 2017 Day 2

Midgardsblot – Borre, Vestfold, Norway 17 – 19th August 2017 Day 2

DAY TWO: FRIDAY As I mentioned in the day one review this festival isn’t purely about music as arriving early I decided to do the guided tour of the burial grave mounds within Borre Park. After which it was time to partake in some Viking.. Read More
Midgardsblot - Borre, Vestfold, Norway 17 – 19th August 2017 Day 1

Midgardsblot – Borre, Vestfold, Norway 17 – 19th August 2017 Day 1

DAY ONE: THURSDAY Rock and metal like thousands of fans the world over, has given me experiences above and beyond the music itself travelling to many festivals and gigs often in unique settings as my festival exploits this year have taken me to the Netherlands.. Read More
Thy Art Is Murder – Dear Desolation (Nuclear Blast)

Thy Art Is Murder – Dear Desolation (Nuclear Blast)

Of late the major players within the deathcore scene have been branching out somewhat and have been testing the water with more ambitious song writing that has had a mixed reception within the media and from fans alike, with Carnifex, Whitechapel and Suicide Silence all.. Read More