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Grevia – Misophonic (Lethal Scissor Records)

Starting with American news clips talking of alleged CIA killings during the Bush administration Grevia unleash 6 tracks of furious Deathgrind. This Sicillian Trio of Vocalist Padride Mercurio, Bassist Vincenzo Frisella and Giorgio Trombino on guitars are no slouches. Joined… Continue Reading →

Sonata Arctica – Talviyö (Nuclear Blast)

Let’s get this out of the way now. Sonata Arctica’s brand of melodic metal is not for everyone. If Cannibal Corpse are Last House on the Left and Eaten Alive then these jovial Finns are the Princess Bride and Labyrinth… Continue Reading →

Transport League – A Million Volt Scream (Mighty Music)

A quarter of a century these Swedish roughneck purveyors of hellish boogie have been plying their trade.  They had a break in the mid 2000’s in order to return with 2013’s Boogie From Hell. A Million Volt Scream follows Twist and… Continue Reading →

Domination Inc – Memoir 414 (SPV)

Domination Inc from Athens are a thrash band with a fairy story. Don’t worry I do not mean that they are Megadeth with unicorns and Lars Ulrich as the wicked stepmother (though I would pay to see that). Rather, the… Continue Reading →

Cherubs – Immaculada High (Relapse Records)

Relapse always got it goin’ awn!  I am not going to pretend I have heard of Cherubs who began in 1991, collapsed in 94 and rose again in 2014.  Sometimes, discovering that you have missed out can be a good thing. This… Continue Reading →

Pando – Negligible Senescence (Aesthetic Death)

Last year I reviewed Hiraeth by Pando. I say review. What I actually did was try and convey how the madness that Adam Bryant and Matt Gagne made me feel.  These two artists are genre fluid and combine field recordings, conversations,… Continue Reading →

Scumripper – All Veins Blazing (Hells Headbangers)

Twenty minutes is all you get so pay attention numbnuts! This is nasty, dirty metal punk encrusted with sacrificial blood and beer stains.  This is the Finnish trio’s debut full length following on from their self titled demo in 2015. The… Continue Reading →

Tomb Mold – Planetary Clairvoyance (20 Buck Spin)

The next big thing. A phrase that gets bandied about far too much, bringing with it a curse and the inevitable tall poppy syndrome that follows.  Since their inception in 2016 and the release of “Primordial Malignity” the following year, Toronto’s… Continue Reading →

Sarinvomit / Eggs of Gomorrh – Encomium of Depraved Instincts (Krucyator Productions)

Splits are a great way to taste bands. Like a double dipper – you get two flavours of sherbet – just the right amount of each . No time to get bored. Splits have long been the medium for punks,… Continue Reading →

Abbath – Outstrider (Season Of Mist)

As a long-time fan of Immortal I am starting to feel like the tug of love corpse painted child. The parents can no longer see eye to eye and are dropping us kids off at a Toby Carvery to be… Continue Reading →

Birdflesh – Extreme Graveyard Tornado (Everlasting Spew)

Forming in Vaxjo – Sweden in 1992 the only original member is Drummer/ Vocalist Smattro Ansjovis. This is only the bands fourth full length but they have peppered eardrums with E.P.s and splits over the last three decades.  Panda Flamenco (bass/vocals)… Continue Reading →

Power From Hell – Profound Evil Presence (High Roller)

Blackened Thrash from Brazil given the Fenriz thumbs up. Power From Hell have slapped on their corpse paint and strapped on the spikes to let rip with some orange squeezing , head snapping horrors. This is their 6th album in 18… Continue Reading →

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