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Sawhill Sacrifice - Pimeyteen Ja Kuolemaan (Wolfspell Records)

Sawhill Sacrifice – Pimeyteen Ja Kuolemaan (Wolfspell Records)

With ‘Pimeyteen Ja Kuolemaan’, roughly translated as ‘Into Darkness and death’, you are launched straight into a grand, orchestral intro from these Finns, and they set down their intentions from the offset. The opening track, ‘Kutsu’, is an instrumental which has been composed by Rob.. Read More
Deathcult - Cult Of the Goat (Soulseller Records)

Deathcult – Cult Of the Goat (Soulseller Records)

With the pedigree that this trio exhibit, this record should be astronomical in its deliverance of pure, raw, dirty black metal, and it should be a true masterclass in the production of blasphemous black arts. The trio, made up of brothers Skagg and Thurzur, on.. Read More
Halphas - Dawn of a Crimson Empire (Folter Records)

Halphas – Dawn of a Crimson Empire (Folter Records)

Absolutely stunning, simply sublime, brutal, aggressive and antagonistic in its approach to finding perfection, only just starts to describe this release, and it pretty much hits the spot of perfection on each level. ‘Dawn of a Crimson Empire’ has it all, from the opening 2:05.. Read More
Sortilegia - Sulphurous Temple (Van Records)

Sortilegia – Sulphurous Temple (Van Records)

To say I was apprehensive to grab of copy of Sortilegia’s latest creation may have been an understatement, as it isn’t your traditional black metal concoction. The group are comprised of vocalist / guitarist Koldovstvo from the Ukraine along with Canadian drummer Haereticus and a.. Read More
Minas Morgul - Kult (Trollzorn)

Minas Morgul – Kult (Trollzorn)

German black metal tends to conjure up the same common denominators in the form of Endstille, Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult, Nargaroth and Black Messiah et al, but there is a new addition to add to this commonly perceived saturated genre, and this one comes with a.. Read More
Audn - Farvegir Fyrndar (Season Of Mist)

Audn – Farvegir Fyrndar (Season Of Mist)

Iceland is fast emerging as a major power house in Scandinavian black metal, and while it has had plenty of bands boiling away under the surface, several of them are starting to burst into the forefront with a power which is reminiscent of the famous.. Read More
Damnation Festival - Leeds University Union 4/11/17

Damnation Festival – Leeds University Union 4/11/17

As I approached the University Union in Leeds, on a cold November morning, I could feel the air of anticipation growing, for I was about to embark on the annual bonfire weekend extravaganza that is the Damnation Festival. There were crowds of black clad figures,.. Read More
Stahlsarg - Mechanisms of Misanthropy (Non Serviam Records)

Stahlsarg – Mechanisms of Misanthropy (Non Serviam Records)

Stahlsarg were formed in 2013, and still have their original line up of Eissturm on vocals and guitars, Krieg joining him on guitars, Destruction pounding on the bass and Eisenfaust providing the back bone on the drums, and they have gone from strength to strength.. Read More
Deadfreight of Soul - Tortured Puppets (Kernkraftritter Records)

Deadfreight of Soul – Tortured Puppets (Kernkraftritter Records)

Deadfreight Of Soul are a finely tuned machine direct from Augsburg in Bavaria, and this five piece are intent on putting their home town firmly on the metal map. The band were generated in a cellar as a trio in 2007, and within 2 years.. Read More
Ne Obliviscaris – Urn (Season of Mist)

Ne Obliviscaris – Urn (Season of Mist)

Ne Obliviscaris have returned with their 3rd full length release, and the Australian 5 piece have really surpassed themselves with this one. The bands name officially translates from Latin to ‘forget not’, and no one will surely forget them when they are releasing absolute behemoths.. Read More
Eneferens - In The Hours Beneath (Nordvis)

Eneferens – In The Hours Beneath (Nordvis)

Eneferens formed in 2016 and is the majestic monster of American, Jori Apedaile. Jori delivered his first full length beast, in the form of ‘The Inward Cold’ and he is now ready to unleash his latest masterpiece, ‘In The Hours Beneath’, which is a behemoth.. Read More
Vuur - In This Moment We Are Free – Cities (Inside Out)

Vuur – In This Moment We Are Free – Cities (Inside Out)

Anneke Van Giersbergen is a household name across the globe for any self-respecting metal head who leans towards the more symphonic brand of the metal world, and Anneke is back. This time she is flanked by some of the most highly respected Dutch musicians, which.. Read More