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Boss Keloid - Melted On The Inch (Holy Roar)

Boss Keloid – Melted On The Inch (Holy Roar)

“You will be surprised by our next album mate! It Is NOTHING like anything else we have done. In fact, it is almost a 180 in comparison to Herb!” These were the words of Paul Swarbrick, guitarist and tone monster of Boss keloid, back at.. Read More
Squidhead - Cult[ist] (S/R)

Squidhead – Cult[ist] (S/R)

Miskatonic University graduates Squidhead are a three-piece who haul from Belgium and have nothing but high praise for the “Great Old One”. Spawned from the depths of Pierre “Pish” Minet, the project was initially a solo endeavour but it has now been blessed by what.. Read More
Septic Tank -  Rotting Civilization (Rise Above)

Septic Tank – Rotting Civilization (Rise Above)

As the old saying goes “A leopard can’t change its spots”. When you apply this to bands and side projects it is mostly true- musicians tend to naturally gravitate towards what they know. In the case of Septic Tank, this saying is a load of.. Read More
Survival Is Suicide - Retrovolution (S/R)

Survival Is Suicide – Retrovolution (S/R)

Experimental Death Metal two piece Survival is Suicide hail from Catalonia, the much publicized and troubled region of Spain in recent times. This year alone has already seen several releases from various bands who call this region home and all of them seem to have.. Read More

Octopus – Supernatural Alliance (Rise Above)

In the words of founding member J Frezzato (formerly of Electric Six), Octopus is an underground, psychedelic rock beast which ‘just is’ for lack of a better and more accurate description. It doesn’t ‘conform’ to the millions of sub-genres, nor the widely accepted approaches many.. Read More
Dirty Connections - We Are The Night (FDA Records)

Dirty Connections – We Are The Night (FDA Records)

When a band’s debut album is called “Sextreme Dynamite” you know that said band are going to be very divisive. German 4-piece Dirty Connections are said band and their latest EP “We Are The Night” is their latest release after some restructuring work in the.. Read More
Exekution -The Worst Is Yet to Come (Thanatology Productions)

Exekution -The Worst Is Yet to Come (Thanatology Productions)

Catalonia is currently a hotbed of social and political turmoil and the way things are looking, it doesn’t seem like it will calm down any time soon. With cultural identity, a sense of independence and pride all feeling wounded, the highly charged emotions at play.. Read More
Road To Jerusalem - ST (ViciSolum)

Road To Jerusalem – ST (ViciSolum)

When you have a group which consists of musicians who have been a part of notable bands in the death metal realms like The Haunted, Scar Symmetry, Soilwork, Hypocrisy, Invocator and Konkhra, you would be forgiven for making the logical assumption that the following project.. Read More
Twinge - Enslaved By Human Mind (S/R)

Twinge – Enslaved By Human Mind (S/R)

Back at the turn of the new millennium, give or take a year or so, Kerrang! was an actual relevant thing to me musically. It sometimes gave compilation CD’s and actually provided some decent features and helped widen my growing musical horizons and tastes. This.. Read More
Old Mother Hell – Old Mother Hell (Cruz Del Sur)

Old Mother Hell – Old Mother Hell (Cruz Del Sur)

Heavy metal is something I enjoy. The simple and straight to the point, no nonsense attack of riffs which demand headbanging, the vocals which have that power and hypnotic effect which makes you want to raise your fist in the air, the sheer loudness and.. Read More
Crescent - The Order Of Amenti (Listenable)

Crescent – The Order Of Amenti (Listenable)

Formed in 1998, originally as a black metal band, Crescent are one of the oldest extreme metal bands hailing from the country which inspired the technically gifted, but boring as fuck American death metal band Nile. Being the only Egyptian metal group to tour in.. Read More
Legend Of The Seagullmen – S/T (Dine Alone Records)

Legend Of The Seagullmen – S/T (Dine Alone Records)

What happens when you stick a guy from Mastodon, a guy from Tool, a film animator/director and a couple of other talented musicians together? Now before you treat this as some poor effort at humour, it’s actually a legitimate question! Back in 2015, rumours of.. Read More