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Black Mass Pervertor - Life Beyond The Walls Of Flesh (Blood Harvest)

Black Mass Pervertor – Life Beyond The Walls Of Flesh (Blood Harvest)

This satanic, punk, black metal band hail all the way from the icy depths of Finland, and they are now ready to unleash another slab of hellish, abhorrent black art upon us. ‘Life Beyond The Walls Of Flesh’ starts with ‘Imbibing The Seas Of Darkness’.. Read More
Epica, Myrkur, Oceans Of Slumber - Manchester Ritz, 12/4/18

Epica, Myrkur, Oceans Of Slumber – Manchester Ritz, 12/4/18

I enter the Ritz to a half empty floor and hoped that the crowd would swell in order to show Epica the support they rightly deserve. Oceans Of Slumber opened up the night and had a sleek and limited set to try and impress the.. Read More
Skan - Death Crown (Van Records)

Skan – Death Crown (Van Records)

‘Death Crown’ opens up with an eerie intro, knocks, and screeches a plenty, which all builds to an anticipatory feeling that surrounds the release from this American blackened death crew. Skan then launch into the album proper, and deliver us to their hellish blackened world.. Read More
Kalmah – Palo (Spinefarm)

Kalmah – Palo (Spinefarm)

Blood Ran Cold’ opens up the album ‘Palo’ with a majestic and almost poetic like power base, on which intricate and technical musicianship is portrayed with exacting precision. Pekka Kokko then kicks in with growling vocals which are powerful and bruising, yet sit harmoniously alongside.. Read More
Darkeater - Что помнит лес (Wolfspell Records)

Darkeater – Что помнит лес (Wolfspell Records)

Apathy, darkness and depression are the reported lyrical themes for this duo from Russia, and this is apparent in abundance in this latest release, ‘Что помнит лес’ Elijah and Kolodum collaborate with smoothness and precision, and create a whole mystical journey from the opening bars.. Read More
Obituary, Exmortus, Ingested - Manchester Club Academy 8/3/18

Obituary, Exmortus, Ingested – Manchester Club Academy 8/3/18

The arctic blizzard and snow-scape has cleared just in time for these Floridian Death Metal legends and friends to roll into town, and deliver up one bone crunching, soul crushing, slab of guttural metal, that is exhibited with such clinical precision, only ‘Obituary’ know best... Read More
Susperia - The Lyricist (Agonia Records)

Susperia – The Lyricist (Agonia Records)

Susperia are back and they have commandeered the vocal talents of Bernt ‘Dagon’ Fjellestad to help deliver this latest offering ‘The Lyricist’ The origins of Susperia date back to 1988 when the then drummer with Dimmu Borgir, Tjodalv, got together with his long-time friend, Cyrus,.. Read More
Myrkraverk-  Naer Doden (Blut & Eisen Productions)

Myrkraverk- Naer Doden (Blut & Eisen Productions)

Another year and another debut black metal album from the icy wastelands of Norway, this time it’s from a duo with a formidable pedigree under their bullet belts. The duo is led by Infamroth of ‘Throne Of Katarsis’ and ‘Skuggeheim’ fame amongst others. The band.. Read More
Beorn's Hall - Estuary (Naturmacht Productions)

Beorn’s Hall – Estuary (Naturmacht Productions)

Beorn’s Hall hail from New Hampshire in the U.S, and is a duo with just 2 years of existence to their names. They formed in 2016 and have only released one other full length, ‘Mountain Hymns’, prior to their latest release, ‘Estuary’. There are just.. Read More
Eleine - Until The End (Black Lodge)

Eleine – Until The End (Black Lodge)

Sweden’s very own ‘Eleine’ are ready to unleash their symphonic, grandiose, 11 track album onto us, following on from the debut self-titled album in 2015. The band have released various singles in their life since their inception in 2011, and they seem to be growing.. Read More
Arch Enemy, Wintersun, Tribulation - Manchester Ritz 13/2/18

Arch Enemy, Wintersun, Tribulation – Manchester Ritz 13/2/18

As I turned the corner on the approach to the Ritz, I was expecting to be greeted with a queue of monstrous proportions, given the talent on show in tonight’s billing, instead, the queue was average to say the least, which must have been down.. Read More
Paara – Riitti (ViciSolum)

Paara – Riitti (ViciSolum)

Paara return with ‘Riittti’, and they deliver an exercise in how to take the rough with the smooth, with this latest offering. They deliver up just 4 slabs of black metal, but these are spanned over a full 42 minutes. The band, spawned in 2011,have.. Read More