Your No. 1 Source For Extreme And Atmospheric Music And Film.

Author Archive
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
Eversin – Armageddon Genesi (My Kingdom Music)

Eversin – Armageddon Genesi (My Kingdom Music)

The guys in this band have been around for almost 20 years having existed previously as Fuoco Fatuo (but not the death metal band of the same name I should add) prior to changing their name to Eversin. Eversin has categorised their music as a.. Read More
Sathanas – Necrohymns (Transcending Obscurity Records)

Sathanas – Necrohymns (Transcending Obscurity Records)

Well here’s a band that has completely slipped by me over their 30 year existence during which time they have released nine albums and 16 various other releases meaning I have lived under a proverbial rock it seems as they now release their tenth full.. Read More
Trautonist – Ember (Wolves And Vibrancy Records / Pest Productions)

Trautonist – Ember (Wolves And Vibrancy Records / Pest Productions)

Very rarely do I get an actual vinyl to review these days as Trautonist has seen fit to send their second album as a vinyl copy, and a gold vinyl at that too. The German trio has a self-titled debut that was a solid post-black.. Read More
Hyrgal – Serpentine (Ladlo Productions)

Hyrgal – Serpentine (Ladlo Productions)

Having been around for ten years this French act has released only one split during that time and within their ranks they have an ex-member of Svart Crown, namely Clément Flandrois who does vocals and guitar on this, the band’s debut full length. An elongated.. Read More
Abstracter – Cinereous Incarnate (I, Voidhanger Records)

Abstracter – Cinereous Incarnate (I, Voidhanger Records)

Secreting from the US this colossally oppressive extreme metal act suffocates the planet with their third auditory excretion that equates to asphyxiation submerged within a vat of corrosive bitumen the moment the album starts with “Nether”. Whilst my superlative ridden opening garland hints at a.. Read More