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Merda Mundi – Hatred (Malpermesita Records)

When the synopsis read that this package was ‘really nasty’ my interest peaked and I felt compelled to request it in order to be privy to the experience myself. Deha, and Merda Mundi, do not disappoint and launches the latest… Continue Reading →

Oniricous – La Maladicion (Black Seed Productions)

Oniricous may not be on everyone’s radars as these Spaniards only have two previous full length albums, ‘Ritos Disbolicos’ (2013) and ‘La Caverna Del Fuego’ (2016), but this new EP may help to propel them into the hearts of many… Continue Reading →

Aegrus – In Manus Satanas (Saturnal Records)

A vision of Satanic devotion and a mockery against Christianity is a vision that, over the years, has grown deeper and more holistic with its misanthropic outlook about Satan and Lucifer. These Finns return and proudly present their highly anticipated… Continue Reading →

Lacuna Coil – Black Anima (Century Media Records)

‘Black Anima’ opens with ‘Anima Nera’, a loop of 2 plus minutes of atmospheric, symphonic, mesmerising melody, accompanied by the angelic tones of Cristina Scabbia, a beautiful start to the latest creation from the Italian behemoths, Lacuna Coil. ‘Sword Of… Continue Reading →

AoniaFest – Sheffield Corporation 5/10/19

As the Corporation came into view a modest but enthusiastic crowd could be seen lining the wall, stemming from the disappointingly closed doors, most of the characters sporting shirts representing the symphonic world, some even choosing to don shirts highlighting… Continue Reading →

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 →

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