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Walpyrgus - Walpyrgus Nights (Cruz Del Sur)

Walpyrgus – Walpyrgus Nights (Cruz Del Sur)

Formed 5 years ago, this American heavy metal force is born with members from Twisted Tower Dire, While Heaven Wept and Viper. My interest started when ex-Widow drummer Peter Lemieux joined the band and subsequently bought their demo tape. Roll onto this debut album, and.. Read More
Antichrist - Sinful Birth (I Hate)

Antichrist – Sinful Birth (I Hate)

It’s been a while since we heard from Sweden’s Antichrist, their live appearances on these shores are always fun and filled with a touch of good friendly violence for the crowd. Once again, a new logo comes with a new release, but the music is.. Read More
Legionnaire - Dawn of Genesis (Gates of Hell)

Legionnaire – Dawn of Genesis (Gates of Hell)

This is a debut album from a band from Finland who have been active for some five years now. They play barbaric traditional metal in some quarters, old Swedish metal and NWOBHM in other places. Laden with galloping riffs associated with the NWOBHM scene, musically.. Read More
Tytan - Justice Served (High Roller Records)

Tytan – Justice Served (High Roller Records)

After witnessing a few live shows since their re-emergence, Tytan are more than your typical NWOBHM band. Their debut album may have come out a couple of years too late to be heralded as a major force in the original NWOBHM movement, but it is.. Read More
Deus Otiosus - Opposer (Great Dane Records)

Deus Otiosus – Opposer (Great Dane Records)

This is their fourth full length release and continuing in a similar vein to the former full length album ‘Rise’ from a few years back, this Danish band have been criminally somewhat under the radar throughout their recording career. Immediately you are greeted with good.. Read More
Engulfed - Engulfed In Obscurity (Hellthrasher Productions)

Engulfed – Engulfed In Obscurity (Hellthrasher Productions)

This Turkish death metal band features members of Burial Invocation and Decaying Purity and play a dirty form of death metal akin to Incantation, Funerus and Funebrarum. At times things verge into blackened styles with some of the haunting riffs that create atmosphere, then there.. Read More
Distillator - Summoning the Malicious (Empire Records)

Distillator – Summoning the Malicious (Empire Records)

This is these Dutch thrashers second album, part of a trilogy which in this case deals with subjects concerning the past and present, which is apparently meant to raise questions about the future of our planet. From the opening track ‘Blinded By Chauvinism’ there’s clear.. Read More
Condor - Unstoppable Power (High Roller)

Condor – Unstoppable Power (High Roller)

Originally a black thrash outfit from Norway, when I first saw these guys live at London Live Evil fest they looked very young indeed, maturing in age and musicianship we now have their second full length release ‘Unstoppable Power’. The vocals are more refined and.. Read More
Mythra - Still Burning (High Roller)

Mythra – Still Burning (High Roller)

North East NWOBHM band Mythra’s comeback a couple of years ago with shows at Newcastle’s Brofest and Germany’s Keep It True festival certainly ignited a flame. With an official anthology released recently by Skol Records (others have been released without the bands blessing I might.. Read More
Night Demon - Darkness Remains (SPV)

Night Demon – Darkness Remains (SPV)

I have been a long-time supporter of this band, so with album number 2 up for grabs, it’s a no brainer for me to review this, no surprise to those who know me. This American band have toured for what seems forever over the past.. Read More
Vampire - With Primeval Force (Century Media)

Vampire – With Primeval Force (Century Media)

Back with a new line up, the PR blurb goes on to say that the album is not just a follow up to their debut (with an EP in between of course), but an album that will redefine death metal in 2017”. A bold statement,.. Read More
Cloven Hoof - Who Mourns For The Morning Star (High Roller)

Cloven Hoof – Who Mourns For The Morning Star (High Roller)

Cloven Hoof have worked hard over the last 12-13 years re-affirming their place as legendary having been a part of the original NWOBHM movement. All classic material is well revered, having reformed and released a couple of releases in 2006 with ‘Eye of the Sun’.. Read More