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Baest – Venenum (Century Media)

A tsunami of a drum rolls carves you open to the brutality that Baest are about to unleash on your soul. Deep guttural growls command the preceding’s and these are accompanied by fast intricate drum work and seemingly effortless fretwork… Continue Reading →

Synteleia – Ending Of The Unknown Path (Hells Headbangers)

With differing components of Hellenic Black metal currently being represented by the likes of uber gods Rotting Christ and Septic Flesh, the prospect of securing a copy of a release from the relatively new inception from fellow countrymen Synteleia was… Continue Reading →

Total Hate – Throne Behind a Black Veil (Eisenwald)

Powerful and authoritative from the opening chords, Total Hate set the precedent from the offset. The vocals on ‘Psychopath’ are dominant and potent and work together with Aer and Erebos on the guitars, with Serrator creating the formidable and controlling… Continue Reading →

Nevalra – Conjure The Storm (M-Theory Audio)

I had the good fortune to catch Nevalra live recently when they rolled into town on the Carach Angren tour package, and as the opening band they proved themselves worthy visionaries for the black metal facet of the metal world…. Continue Reading →

Carach Angren, Wolfheart, Thy Antichrist, Nevalra – Manchester Rebellion 3/7/19

The Rebellion had a few of us puzzled tonight, the doors were advertised as 18.00, and to their credit, the doors did open amidst the blazing July sun, however, Facebook, and confirmations from inside the venue, did advise that the… Continue Reading →

Celestial Grave – Secular Flesh (Iron Bonehead)

When a band releases their first full length album upon the world, there is a definite air of anticipation. When said band have decided to keep the limits of the release to a total of 4 tracks totalling just over… Continue Reading →

Evohe – Deus Sive Natura (Folter Records)

‘Deus Sive Natura’ translates from the Latin meaning ‘God Or Nature’ and is fitting to the 3rd release from the French black metal crew Evohe. ‘Deus Sive Natura is full of melody and splendour and touches on the more atmospheric… Continue Reading →

Flykt – Charnel Heart (Folter Records)

Flykt have been in existence since 2016 and hail from the ever-expanding Swedish black metal landscape. ‘Charnel Heart’ is their first effort and they have attacked it with all their might and pure vitriolic aggression. ‘Charnel Heart’ opens with ‘Compendium… Continue Reading →

Vingulmork – Avgrunn (Crime Records)

Power, hostility, groove, technicality, venom, the adjectives could keep spilling out in relation to this latest EP release, Avgrunn, by aggressive blackened Norwegians Vingulmork. The release clocks in at just over 20 minutes and doesn’t relent throughout the four crushing… Continue Reading →

Gaahls WYRD – GastiR – Ghosts Invited (Season of Mist)

Gaahl is synonymous with black metal and is a true uber behemoth of the world, a demi god, if you will, of the genre and any new work by the master is welcomed with open arms. Gaahls Wyrd has been… Continue Reading →

Experior Obscura – Iter In Nebula (Third I Rex)

The world isn’t flooded with background information or knowledge surrounding this black metal outfit, Experior Obscura, although we do know that the genius behind the band, Nefastus, can often be seen moonlighting in different guises for a pick and mix… Continue Reading →

Morbidfest – I Am Morbid, Vital Remains, Atrocity, Sadist Manchester Rebellion 30/4/19

An evening of brutal death metal was on the cards tonight, and with a bill boasting 5 bands the doors to the Rebellion had opened amidst glorious sunshine to welcome the early birds to the bludgeoning that is no doubt… Continue Reading →

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