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Necrotted – Die For Something Worthwhile (Rising Nemesis Records)

Hailing from Southern Germany with an impressive back catalogue behind them, the wonderfully monikered Necrotted return with this a celebratory EP to mark their 10 years of existence. It’s a short, sharp kick in the balls, an aural equivalent of… Continue Reading →

Gatecreeper – Deserted (Relapse Records)

Having generated quite the buzz with their debut album back in 2016, Arizonian death metallers Gatecreeper, have (if you believe the press surrounding the release of this their new album) quite the task in upping the ante and surpassing the… Continue Reading →

Implore – Alienated Despair (Century Media)

I seem to have been wandering around with my head in the clouds of late, listening to a lot of ethereal, expansive, math/space/alt rock that whilst impressive from a song writing, musicianship and production perspective, sometimes you need something else,… Continue Reading →

Acid Reign – The Age of Entitlement (Dissonance Productions)

I thought long and hard before I cowered in the presence of the lord high priest of Ave Noctum’s sacred citadel and genuflected in his presence and asked his unholiness if I may be able to review this, Acid Reign’s,… Continue Reading →

Mike Patton and Jean-Claude Vannier – Corpse Flower (Ipecac Recordings)

Mike Patton needs no introduction. Jean Claude-Vannier probably needs one being as he is ‘not of our world’ if that’s not being an elitist, metal loving arsehole? Anyway, Jean Cluade-Vennier is a 76-year-old French composer, poet and arranger, probably more… Continue Reading →

PSOTY – Sunless (Candlelight Records)

Formally known as Pet Slimmers Of the Year, the far pithier PSOTY return from a lengthy sabbatical with this their second full length release and follow up to 2014’s ‘Fragments Of Uniforms. I already like them though hailing, as they… Continue Reading →

Warcrab – Damned In Endless Night (Transcending Obscurity Records)

When Warcrab’s latest release came around for review, I put my hand up straight away as I have always had a soft spot for the Plymouth based six piece, based solely on a chance viewing of their set at Bloodstock… Continue Reading →

Swamp Coffin – Flatcap Bastard Features (S/R)

I have never heard of this three piece from Rotherham before, but I have now and I am fucking glad I have. Not only is this a fortifying ladleful of grim UK doom/sludge, but Swamp Coffin is also a fucking… Continue Reading →

Cerebral Rot – Odious Descent Into Decay (20 Buck Spin)

Truth be told, I hadn’t heard of Cerebral Rot before I tentatively put my hand up to give it the once over, but Death Metal (and certainly the gorier side of things) has piqued my interest over the last couple… Continue Reading →

Russian Circles – Blood Year (Sargent House)

Having just journeyed to Chicago on a work trip, I was amazed at how many music venues and venues playing host to live music there seemed to be. The city seemed to be steeped and influenced by music in a… Continue Reading →

Hammerhands – Model Citizen (S/R)

Not sure what they’re gargling in Ontario these days? From first track until last, the vocals ocellate from screamo, shouted barking to gargled, tar thick growling that sounds like a dying victim of a great white shark attack trying to… Continue Reading →

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