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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
Endseeker - Flesh Hammer Prophecy (FDA Records)

Endseeker – Flesh Hammer Prophecy (FDA Records)

Endseeker are a relatively new phenomenon, with just 3 years under their belts, which undoubtedly will be laden with bullets, in keeping with true metal tradition. Endseeker first teased us with the EP ‘Corrosive Revelation’ back in 2014, and subsequently released the split ‘Awaking corpses:.. Read More
The Black Dahlia Murder - Nightbringers (Metal Blade)

The Black Dahlia Murder – Nightbringers (Metal Blade)

The Black Dahlia Murder are a 5 piece from Detroit, Michigan and derive their name from the infamous, unsolved murder of Hollywood waitress Elizabeth Short, who was found murdered in a park in Los Angeles in January of 1947. The body had been severed in.. Read More
Thyrgrim - Vermachtnis (Trollzorn Records)

Thyrgrim – Vermachtnis (Trollzorn Records)

Thyrgrim were formed in Germany in 2004, under the moniker of Kaltetot and they delivered 2 demos to the world, they then went on to change their name in 2005, to Thyrgrim, and released the infamous demo ‘Kaltetot’. They have since spawned 5 full length.. Read More
Belphegor – Totenritual  (Nuclear Blast)

Belphegor – Totenritual (Nuclear Blast)

Belphegor were born in Austria, in 1991, and came under the moniker of Betrayer, before finally sticking with the present name in 1993. In Demonology, Belphegor is a demon, and more specifically, one of the seven princes of hell. Also according to Peter Binsfield, in.. Read More
Wolves In The Throne Room - Thrice Woven (Artemisia Records)

Wolves In The Throne Room – Thrice Woven (Artemisia Records)

Wolves In The Throne Room were cultivated in 2003, and graced us with their first studio album in the year 2006, namely ‘Diadem of 12 Stars’. This release has subsequently gone on to become a genre defining classic amongst the black metal hordes. Wolves In.. Read More
Nocturnes Mist – Diabolical Baptism (Séance Records)

Nocturnes Mist – Diabolical Baptism (Séance Records)

Extreme, raw, intricate, malevolent, these are just a few adjectives I could use to describe the latest release from Nocturnes Mist. “Diabolical Baptism” is the 4th full length release by this sextet from Australia, amidst a barrage of demos and EP’s. Opening track “Barbs of.. Read More