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Post Pulse – Halls Of The Damned (Inverse Records)

Post Pulse – Halls Of The Damned (Inverse Records)

This Finnish act has members from a couple of bands that I am not familiar with, namely The Man Eating Tree and Hung, as this project unleashes a debut of epic proportions. The band name may conjure up thoughts of something restrained and lightweight but.. Read More
Desultory – Through Aching Aeons (Pulverised Records)

Desultory – Through Aching Aeons (Pulverised Records)

I had a passing affiliation for this Swedish act with the bands “Into Eternity” album in 1993 but the follow up and third albums escaped me for some reason, especially as the debut was a fine display of death metal that sat outside the normal.. Read More
Merrimack – Omegaphilia (Season Of Mist)

Merrimack – Omegaphilia (Season Of Mist)

I bought this French bands 2012 release “The Acausal Mass” on a whim and was very pleased that my gamble paid off as it was a fine display of vehement black metal done in a way that only the French can do. Stepping forward five.. Read More
Dream Evil – Six (Century Media)

Dream Evil – Six (Century Media)

It has been seven years since any new material emerged from this Swedish metal outfit, that at one time boasted Gus G and Snowy Shaw in the ranks, which isn’t to diminish the stature of the current line-up which is formidable to say the least.. Read More
Hereza – I Become Death (Godz Ov War Productions)

Hereza – I Become Death (Godz Ov War Productions)

I don’t have too many releases by bands from Croatia but this second album is sure to start my quest of getting more from bands in obscure places though some are impossible to get and I’ll leave you to ponder those countries. The band’s debut.. Read More
Dragonforce – Reaching Into Infinity (EarMusic)

Dragonforce – Reaching Into Infinity (EarMusic)

Dragonforce is one of those bands that you either love or loathe as the band hits us with their seventh album with new drummer Gee Anzalone showing the fans what he can do. Their last album “Maximum Overload” was a decent if unambitious album when.. Read More
Kingdom – Sepulchral Psalms From The Abyss Of Torment (Godz Ov War Productions)

Kingdom – Sepulchral Psalms From The Abyss Of Torment (Godz Ov War Productions)

Godz Ov War Productions is on a roll with a slew of decent releases this year within the death metal sphere as Polish act Kingdom release their third album on the back of two albums released in 2009 and 2013. Sticking to a formula of.. Read More
Nargaroth – Era Of Threnody (Inter Arma Productions)

Nargaroth – Era Of Threnody (Inter Arma Productions)

Germany’s Nargaroth should need no introduction to any black metal fan as the band headed up by Ash whose creative genius has given the black metal community some truly spectacular releases since the bands inception in the mid-1990s. It is some eight years since the.. Read More
The Monolith Deathcult – Versus (Hammerheart Records)

The Monolith Deathcult – Versus (Hammerheart Records)

If you have ever given this Dutch band a listen you will know that they do not stick to any tried and tested formula for writing songs even with their earlier material which was purely death metal oriented. With five albums previously and an EP.. Read More
Epi-Demic – Malformed Conscience (Horror Pain Gore Death Productions)

Epi-Demic – Malformed Conscience (Horror Pain Gore Death Productions)

This Canadian act has had a couple of releases out previously as my first dabble with their music was via the split they did with Solanum in 2015. Following on from that is this sophomore which is an explosion of thrash and crossover with a.. Read More
Ancient Ascendant – Raise The Torch (Candlelight Records)

Ancient Ascendant – Raise The Torch (Candlelight Records)

Possibly one of the UK’s premier extreme metal acts Ancient Ascendant has been steadily unleashing quality releases for nearly a decade. The bands last album, “Echoes And Cinder” had a slight experimental feathering with beautifully poised acoustic passages blending with outright ferocity. It is now.. Read More