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Satyricon - Deep calleth upon Deep (Napalm)

Satyricon – Deep calleth upon Deep (Napalm)

Satyricon have returned from a night at the opera, armed with a record that sounds…well, to these ears anyway…quite similar to the last few. Great news if you enjoyed ‘Now, Diabolical’ and ‘Age of Nero’ but not so good if you were expecting (as promised).. Read More
Paradise Lost – Medusa (Nuclear Blast)

Paradise Lost – Medusa (Nuclear Blast)

Now, if you thought that the veteran gothic/doom metalers had gone back to basics with 2015’s ‘The Plague Within’, wait until you hear this gnarly little fucker. Almost completely devoid of PL’s more grandiose leanings, ‘Medusa’ is certainly their heaviest album to date, but as.. Read More
Akercocke – Renaissance In Extremis (Peaceville Records)

Akercocke – Renaissance In Extremis (Peaceville Records)

Akercocke… It’s good to have you back. …what happened? You didn’t write, you didn’t phone… I think it’s fair to say that Akercocke have been one of the most loved, cherished and respected extreme metal bands that this country has produced in the past 2.. Read More
Mavradoxa – Lethean Lament  (Hypnotic Dirge Records)

Mavradoxa – Lethean Lament (Hypnotic Dirge Records)

‘Lethean Lament’ is the second album from New York-based atmospheric black metal duo Mavradoxa, and just like the excellent ‘Reclaim The Darkness’ album from Australian band King last year, it’s a massive slab of nature-obsessed majesty. Surprising and dynamic, Lux (drums, vocals) and Nival (guitars,.. Read More
The Black Capes – All These Monsters (Dark Tunes)

The Black Capes – All These Monsters (Dark Tunes)

I used to DJ a few goth clubs back in the day, most of them had a strict “No Metal” policy, so it was always fun to see what I could get away with on the playlists in the midst of all the drama and.. Read More
Sincarnate – In Nomine Homini (Hatework)

Sincarnate – In Nomine Homini (Hatework)

Romanian band Sincarnate cite their influences as Nile/Dissection/My Dying Bride, and the ominous tones of Portishead, and proudly wearing those on their sleeve, present their second full-length album ‘In Nomine Homini’. Raging death metal with a blackened soul, exhaling doom and mystical portance. Featuring professionally.. Read More
Misanthropic Existence – Death Shall Be Served (S/R)

Misanthropic Existence – Death Shall Be Served (S/R)

Can you ever have too much of a good thing? Well, yes, probably. Especially if you have just purchased or downloaded ‘Death Shall Be Served’, the first full-length album from British black metallers Misanthropic Existence. Coming on like Deicide on steroids, Misanthropic Existence clearly hate.. Read More
Cruel Wonders – Gentle Doom (S/R)

Cruel Wonders – Gentle Doom (S/R)

How about some folk music? Well, doomy folk noir, to be precise…all the way from Israel. Courtesy of Cruel Wonders, a duo made up of vocalist/guitarist Tamar Singer and Vlad Shusterman, providing the ambience and fuzz, ‘Gentle Doom’ is their aptly named debut album. Its.. Read More
Wound – Engrained (FDA Rekotz)

Wound – Engrained (FDA Rekotz)

It’s sophomore time for Germany’s Wound, and they hit the nail on the head with ‘Engrained’, a potent mix of black and death metal, with enough traditional styling and spot-on production to satisfy everyone. Following on from 2013’s ‘Inhale The Void’ this record pretty much.. Read More
Crystal Fairy – S/T (Ipecac)

Crystal Fairy – S/T (Ipecac)

Although I’m a little reticent to use the term “Alt. Supergroup” anywhere in this review… Here we have, the self-titled debut album from Crystal Fairy, an (…Aw, fuck it…) alt. supergroup comprising of King Buzzo and Dale Crover from The Melvins, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez from The.. Read More
Dead Witches – Ouija (Heavy Psych Sounds)

Dead Witches – Ouija (Heavy Psych Sounds)

‘Ouija’ is the debut album from doom crew Dead Witches, a band formed by Electric Wizard’s Mark Greening and Psychedelic Witchcraft front-woman Virginia Monti, a band that during their short existence have had to deal with the tragic death of a band member, guitarist Greg.. Read More