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Sarke – Gastwerso (Indie Recordings)

Album number 6 for Sarke and they don’t seem to be letting up. The past black and roll has given way to more of an epic groove driven sound that still drips icy evilness from every pore.  The fact that Sarke… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ray’d – Behold Sedition Plainsong (Prosthetic Records)

For all its pomp and grandeur, upside down crosses and corpse-paint; Black Metal is quite a conservative sub-genre. Rules and regulations are often laid out and adhered to with (anti?) religious fervour and bone headed racist views often excused due… Continue Reading →

Aerodyne – Damnation (Rock Of Angels Records)

Do you like Turbo era Judas Priest? I do. DO you like Maiden’s Fear of the Dark? I do. Do you like Enforcer? I do! It appears that Aerodyne from Gothenburg share the sentiment.  From the moment I spied the old… Continue Reading →

Lesbian Bed Death – Born to Die on VHS (Psychophonic Records)

Now I have reviewed a few albums by bands with questionable names. I have also reviewed a few albums that champion the horror flicks of my youth. Freddy Kruger’s Underpants 2017 thrash offering “1981” offered some from column A and… Continue Reading →

Pyramido – Fem (The Sign Records)

Fem – Swedish for 5, is the Malmo quintet’s 5th album. High fives all round! These chaps mix dreamy shoegaze atmospheres with uplifting doom and tortured sludge vocals. So far up my alley I need a proctologist to extract it! First… Continue Reading →

Sons of Alpha Centauri – Buried Memories (H42 Records)

Sons of Alpha Centauri – the Post Rock Scarlet Pimpernels from Kent (20 shows in 12 years – that is Darkthrone like) have released a new collection. Carrying on from last year’s Continuum, Buried Memories is a collection of mesmerizingly… Continue Reading →

Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio – Let’s Play (Two Girls & A Goat) (Out Of Line Music)

Not something that you want to type into your browser at work! The title brings to mind the hedonism of ancient Rome or early 21st Century Akercocke. What Tomas Pettersson and cohorts offer is something a lot more sedate. Ordo Rosarius… Continue Reading →

Alfahanne – Atomvinter (Indie Recordings)

Alfahanne are an anomaly. When the Swedes offered up their debut “Alfapokalyps” in 2014 interest was piqued due to the members being ex members of well respected black metal bands and the plethora of cult figures they brought in as… Continue Reading →

Asagraum – Dawn Of Infinite Fire (Edged Circle)

Two years ago I reviewed ‘Potestas Magicum Diaboli’ by these devilish Dutch folk. I proclaimed it a triumph of a debut and waxed lyrical about the bands thunderous Black Metal. Now two years later “Dawn of Infinite Fire” the gruesome twosome… Continue Reading →

Cemetery Lights – The Underworld (Nuclear war Now!)

USBM from Rhode Island – Cemetery Lights have a penchant for the classics. I am not talking Mayhem and Darkthrone I mean ancient civilisations.  They released a debut cassette Lamuralia last year which focussed on Rome, this was followed by the… Continue Reading →

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