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Kingdom – Putrescent Remains Of The Dead Ground (Godz Ov War Productions)

Kingdom – Putrescent Remains Of The Dead Ground (Godz Ov War Productions)

Apart from the band’s debut this Polish act love their long album titles even though their albums are relatively short as this fourth clocks in the sub 30 minute mark and begins with an eerie almost sinister riff on “Walls Of Askalon” that has an.. Read More
Violation Wound – With Man In Charge (Peaceville Records)

Violation Wound – With Man In Charge (Peaceville Records)

Headed up by Chris Reifert (Autopsy) there is a spattering of releases from Violation Wound who formed in 2014 when I reviewed the bands self-titled debut of which I was very complimentary with its no nonsense skin stripping punk rock. This second full length continues.. Read More
Vorbid – Mind (Indie Recordings)

Vorbid – Mind (Indie Recordings)

I have to admit to being surprised that this young Norwegian thrash act has got signed to Indie Recordings so quickly, this coming on the back of me watching their very nervous performance at Bloodstock Open Air in 2017 on the New Blood Stage. However.. Read More
Unravel – Eras Of Forfeit (Testimony Records)

Unravel – Eras Of Forfeit (Testimony Records)

Very occasionally, and I mean very occasionally an album appears for review or just to listen to that makes you stop what you’re doing, even taking notes, and pay total and resolute attention. That is exactly what this Australian band has done with their debut.. Read More
Deadly Carnage – Through The Void, Above The Suns ( A Sad Sadness Song)

Deadly Carnage – Through The Void, Above The Suns ( A Sad Sadness Song)

I have reviewed this Italian bands last two full lengths the last one of which was released in 2014. The band has been relatively quiet since then with only a two track EP called “Chasm” showing up in 2016 that continued the bands post black.. Read More
Foedus – Foul Of Bethlehem (Wolfspell Records)

Foedus – Foul Of Bethlehem (Wolfspell Records)

Finland boasts some of the most vitriolic and barbaric black metal acts to have ever graced this corrupted planet, so knowing this band was Finnish filled me with salivating maniacal glee. The band members consist of the duo Caenum (all instruments and vocals) and Dominus.. Read More
Balmog – Vacvvm (War Anthem Records)

Balmog – Vacvvm (War Anthem Records)

On first getting this third album by Spanish black metallers Balmog I mistakenly scribbled down the name Balrog (a sort of fire demon from the Lord Of The Rings by Tolkien) such is my love of the Middle Earth saga only to realise my mistake.. Read More
Kaoteon – Damnatio Memoriae (S/R)

Kaoteon – Damnatio Memoriae (S/R)

Lebanese act Kaoteon have had a rough ride during their journey of black metal exploration having been oppressed by authorities for being devil worshippers that saw the band imprisoned at one point, the duo of Anthony Kaoteon (guitars and bass) and Walid Wolflust (vocals) now.. Read More
Funerary Bell – Undead Revelations (Saturnal Records)

Funerary Bell – Undead Revelations (Saturnal Records)

There is a horde of acts within black metal’s substrata each vying to add their own twist on the genre as this Finnish act has adopted an authentic black metal foundation but has cemented various other genres to it such as doom, death and some.. Read More
Therion – Beloved Antichrist (Nuclear Blast Records)

Therion – Beloved Antichrist (Nuclear Blast Records)

I’ll firstly state here and now that I am a complete and utter fan boy of Therion and have been since the first album released in 1991. I missed the demo years and have tried to buy them but with little success, but even on.. Read More
Stillborn – Mirrormaze / Die In Torment 666 (Godz Ov War Productions)

Stillborn – Mirrormaze / Die In Torment 666 (Godz Ov War Productions)

Of the seven acts I found called Stillborn this version is from Poland and is one of the most prolific in terms of quantities of releases as they’ve seen fit to re-release their first two demos released in 1999 and 2001 respectively titled ‘Mirrormaze’ and.. Read More
Untervoid – S/T (Osmose Productions)

Untervoid – S/T (Osmose Productions)

The duo that comprises this Polish outfit are established members within the country’s extreme metal scene. Adam Sierżęga, aka A, and Konrad Ramotowski, aka Destroyer, have done their service in the underground via acts such as Azarath, Armagedon for the former and Kriegmaschine and Hate.. Read More