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Lifelost – Dialogues From Beyond (Transcending Obscurity Records)

Lifelost – Dialogues From Beyond (Transcending Obscurity Records)

J.L.Rey, aka Phlegeton of technical death metal wizards Wormed has put his considerable skills into a new venture that sees him journeying down gruelling, anguish riddled black metal project in which he does everything of a musical and vocal nature. The moment “Malign Emanatic” starts.. Read More
Lords Of The Cemetery – Path Of Damara (Great Dane Records)

Lords Of The Cemetery – Path Of Damara (Great Dane Records)

This is the second album by this French death metal outfit whose debut was a typically old school death metal affair but done with French flair by adding occult like adornments to the songs as this sophomore continues that avenue with an album steeped in.. Read More
Bâ'A / Verfallen / Hyrgal – Split (Les Acteurs de l'Ombre Productions)

Bâ’A / Verfallen / Hyrgal – Split (Les Acteurs de l’Ombre Productions)

This sonic triptych of French black metal artists all contribute two tracks to this split release which comes as a six panel digipak. All the bands are offering atmospheric black metal with only Hyrgal being familiar to me previously as I reviewed their rather splendid.. Read More
Hacavitz – Nex Nihil (Moribund Records)

Hacavitz – Nex Nihil (Moribund Records)

I’ve had a hit and miss relationship with Mexico’s Hacavitz since their bulldozing debut, “Venganza” surfaced in 2005. That relationship has seen a further three albums out of which I have preferred the 2010’s “Metztli Obscura” primarily because it was just primeval sonic butchery. 2015’s.. Read More
Orkan – Element (Dark Essence Records)

Orkan – Element (Dark Essence Records)

Norway’s Orkan wandered across my radar with their second album “Livlaus” in 2015, a vitriolic album that also encouraged me to watch them at the Inferno Festival in 2016 much to my delight. The bands third album sees them take their blackened hostility to another.. Read More
Sepulcher – Panoptic Horror (Edged Circle Productions)

Sepulcher – Panoptic Horror (Edged Circle Productions)

This Norwegian bands logo takes some deciphering as it appears that scant information is known about their members though they have released a debut titled “Mausoleum Tapestry” in 2015 which I’ve not heard. For 2018 the band has released a stripped back album of raw,.. Read More
Pig Destroyer – Head Cage (Relapse Records)

Pig Destroyer – Head Cage (Relapse Records)

If you discount the 2013 EP “Mass & Volume” which was released as a fundraiser for a member of the Relapse Records team who had passed away and was written and recorded during the final day of the “Phantom Limb” recording sessions things have been.. Read More
Cronaxia – Collapsing The Outer Structure (Lusitanian Music)

Cronaxia – Collapsing The Outer Structure (Lusitanian Music)

This Portuguese death metal act has been around for some time, almost two decades according to the promo info, but in that intervening time the only actual release has been the 2008 EP ‘The Solution Above Continuity’, a proto technical death metal assault that possessed.. Read More
Bæst – Danse Macabre (Century Media Records)

Bæst – Danse Macabre (Century Media Records)

About 18 months this Danish band was not even on the fringes of my death radar but once my sister said she was coming over from Australia and we planned to go Copenhell in 2017 where they were playing early in the day that all.. Read More
Dying Fetus, Carnifex, Toxic Holocaust, Goatwhore - Manchester, Club Academy 14/8/18

Dying Fetus, Carnifex, Toxic Holocaust, Goatwhore – Manchester, Club Academy 14/8/18

As the festival season draws to a close for many this quadruple American assault spanning four genres was nothing short of aural Armageddon as every band was apocalyptic in the delivery of their music that began with the blasphemic annihilation of Goatwhore. Opening with “Baring.. Read More
Axis Of Despair – Contempt For Man (Southern Lord)

Axis Of Despair – Contempt For Man (Southern Lord)

A bit of background here as this Swedish grindcore act has been around for about five years and has released two EPs during that time but also the band is comprised of three ex-members of Coldworker, Oskar Pålsson (bass), Joel Fornbrant (vocals) and Anders Jakobson.. Read More
Infernal Execrator – Obsolete Ordinance (Pulverised Records)

Infernal Execrator – Obsolete Ordinance (Pulverised Records)

Whilst this may only be the second full length by this Singaporean act they also have a handful of splits during their decade or so existence. Occasionally you get black metal that is so full of malice, so malignant that it oozes hostility that is.. Read More