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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
Arch Enemy - Will To Power  (Century Media)

Arch Enemy – Will To Power (Century Media)

Another behemoth release from the current front runners in Swedish Melodeath. It’s the second release for these metal giants, with vocalist Alissa White-Gluz, and the first with new boy, ex nevermore legend, Jeff Loomis, on the strings. Arch Enemy launch into their 10th opus with.. Read More
Formicarius - Black Mass Ritual (Schwarzdorn Productions)

Formicarius – Black Mass Ritual (Schwarzdorn Productions)

Formicarius were first embraced by the Black metal world when they released their initial majestic, dark, symphonic single, namely “lake of the dead”. Since then they have formulated and finalised a full length offering, “Black Mass Ritual”, which is due to be unleashed on the.. Read More
Origin - Unparalleled Universe (Agonia Records)

Origin – Unparalleled Universe (Agonia Records)

Origin are now verging on a 20 year history and since their inception in Kansas, USA, they have delivered a brutal and unrelenting brand of death metal which makes everyone sit up and take note. “Unparalleled universe” is Origins 7th Studio album, since their self-titled.. Read More
Wederganger / Urfaust  - Split (Ván Records)

Wederganger / Urfaust – Split (Ván Records)

I’ve been a fan of Wederganger since I saw them at Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2016, and I have heard a lot of good things about Urfaust and have been keen to check them out, but somehow, I have never got around to it. So, when.. Read More
Download Festival 2017 - Donington Park 11/6/17

Download Festival 2017 – Donington Park 11/6/17

Sunday 11th June 2017 review only. Download is always a marmite festival for me, it either has loads on offer to draw my interest, or it is a weekend, I will happily swerve at a blink of an eye. While this year has intermittent gems.. Read More
Suffocation - …of the dark light (Nuclear Blast)

Suffocation – …of the dark light (Nuclear Blast)

Suffocation have returned with their 8th full length album, a pummelling beast of a record, which they have executed with precision and technicality, through Nuclear Blast Records. Suffocation first introduced themselves to us in 1991 with their debut “Effigy of the Forgotten” and not relaxed.. Read More
Svartsyn – In Death (Agonia)

Svartsyn – In Death (Agonia)

Hailing from Sweden, yet sounding as if they have been delivered straight from the bowels of hell, this duo is ready to unleash another instalment of satanic verses onto this unsuspecting world, with such a tirade that it sounds like Lucifer has written it herself... Read More
Alestorm – No Grave But The Sea (Napalm)

Alestorm – No Grave But The Sea (Napalm)

The one and only heavy metal pirates of Alestorm have crashed upon our shores once more with their 5th full length album: “No Grave But The Sea”! It’s been 3 years since their last opus “Sunset On The Golden Age” so it’s about time we.. Read More
Nephilim’s Howl – Through The Marrow Of Human Suffering (I, Voidhanger)

Nephilim’s Howl – Through The Marrow Of Human Suffering (I, Voidhanger)

Nephilim’s Howl have been in existence since 2015 and were hatched from the Finnish black metal underground, and now bring to us their first offering, “Through The Marrow Of Human Suffering”, via one of the most inimitable labels, I, Voidhanger. The bands sound, if it.. Read More