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Mirrors For Psychic Warfare – I See What I Became  (Neurot Recordings)

Mirrors For Psychic Warfare – I See What I Became (Neurot Recordings)

Uneasy listening, but what did you expect from Scott Kelly (Neurosis) and Sanford Parker (Buried at Sea)? This is the pairs sophomore album following their 2016 debut and is as uncompromising and diverse as you would hope. Kelly and Parker have form outside this project of.. Read More
Moto Toscana – Self Titled (Tonzonen Records)

Moto Toscana – Self Titled (Tonzonen Records)

Moto Toscana is a trio with four strings and a drum kit between them.  Is less more?  The fact that Andy (vox) Michi (distorted bass) and Chrisch (Drums) describe themselves as Sludgefunk/Disco Doom piqued my interest. Add into that their claim – which I have no reason.. Read More
Neckbeard Deathcamp – White Nationalism is for Basement Dwelling Losers (S/R)

Neckbeard Deathcamp – White Nationalism is for Basement Dwelling Losers (S/R)

Heavy Metal loves a sub-genre and extreme metal takes it to fetish levels. If it can be broken down, cross pollinated and put into a tiny box it’s like aural Viagra to us. Black metal is one of the more wanton culprits – its acronym.. Read More
Panzer Squad – Ruins (Testimony Records)

Panzer Squad – Ruins (Testimony Records)

Teutonic threesome Panzer Squad began in 2012 and “Ruins” is their second full length release, following 2016’s “Coming to your Town”.  Heavy Metal’s preoccupation with the machines of War is understandable. Death contraptions of steel and iron that destroy and terrorize will always be wet dream.. Read More
Black Tusk – TCBT (Season Of Mist)

Black Tusk – TCBT (Season Of Mist)

Savannah – Georgia. Home to Baroness , Kylesa and of course Black Tusk. A humid and tropical place no wonder a band emerged from the city and claimed Swamp Metal as its oeuvre. Black Tusk, like Baroness, were struck by tragedy in recent years, losing.. Read More
VOR – Depravador (Third I Rex)

VOR – Depravador (Third I Rex)

Vor? What is it good for? Quite a lot actually! A lot of the time when a release purporting to be “sludge” hits my inbox or doormat I am dismayed. Usually folks are so busy with the big riffs and low ends that they forget.. Read More
End Christian – Bach part One (Translation Loss / Internet & Weed / Corpse Flower Records)

End Christian – Bach part One (Translation Loss / Internet & Weed / Corpse Flower Records)

Trip Hop is a funny beast. As sludge is to NOLA the heady mix of rhythmic dance, hip hop and electronica slithered from Bristol in the 90’s. How strange to hear it’s influence so heavy in End Christian. This is a bizarre smorgasbord of musicians.. Read More
Impending Doom – The Sin and Doom Vol II (Longbranch)

Impending Doom – The Sin and Doom Vol II (Longbranch)

I did not know anything about this band when I requested to give it a spin. The blurb promised a heady mix of Death metal Grind and Hardcore. My interest was piqued. Now I must say having listened to The Sin and Doom Vol ii.. Read More
Immortal – Northern Chaos Gods (Nuclear Blast)

Immortal – Northern Chaos Gods (Nuclear Blast)

The UK is in the middle of a heatwave. The news is full of sweltering red faced folks and my social media feed is full of red shouldered metallers  at Graspop or Hellfest. SO of course now is the ripe time for original Blizzard Beasts.. Read More
Blasphamagoatachrist - Black Metal Warfare (Nuclear War Now)

Blasphamagoatachrist – Black Metal Warfare (Nuclear War Now)

If a band is on Nuclear War Now you know you are not gonna get blackgaze or folk. The band name is horrendously wonderful. An amalgamation of its members other acts – Blasphemy, Goatpenis and Antichrist (why leave penis out of the name guys –.. Read More