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Nachtmystium – Resilient (Prophecy)

It’s been a long and fucked up ride for U.S. black metal experimentalists Nachtmystium… A band whose “Black Meddle” has won critical acclaim, but whose leader has courted controversy and divided opinion. But no matter on how you feel about… Continue Reading →

Woebegone Obscured – The Forestroamer (Aesthetic Death)

It’s been a little while since Danish funeral doomsters Woebegone Obscured last skulked onto my music system, with 2014’s dramatic ‘Deathscape MMXIV’. Apparently, there’s been a self-titled EP released in the interim, but sorry lads, I missed that one. ‘The… Continue Reading →

Therapy? – Cleave (Marshall Records)

We live in troubled times, that’s for sure, and who better to help guide us through the stormy waters, but the troubled mind of Andy Cairns, and the razor-sharp riffs and rhythms of Therapy? Following on from their 2015 melodic… Continue Reading →

Taina – Seelenfresser (Viy Records)

There is a train of thought that suggests that Germans are incredibly efficient. Taina clearly missed that meeting, as it’s taken roughly 8 years to release their debut album. Formed in 2010 by vocalist/synth player WoLand and guitarist SerZh the… Continue Reading →

The Antichrist Imperium – Vol. II: Every Tongue Shall Praise Satan (Apocalyptic Witchcraft)

Back in 2015, blast-master David Gray unleashed ‘The Antichrist Imperium’ with former Akercocke guitarist Matt Wilcock. An awesome piece of avant-garde death/black metal utilizing the remnants of what would have been Ak’s 6th album. But now that the mighty Akercocke… Continue Reading →

Acârash – In Chaos Becrowned (Dark Essence Records)

“For fans of Rotting Christ, Darkthrone, Satyricon, Khold” reads the press release that accompanies ‘In Chaos Becrowned’, the debut album from Norwegian occult act Acârash. Maybe…but it does become somewhat clear as you listen to this album, that this band… Continue Reading →

Limb – Saboteurs of the Sun (New Heavy Sounds)

Given the kind of music that my own band plays, I’m surprised that I’ve never checked out Limb before. It seems like I’ve been missing out on something very special, certainly if this third L.P. is anything to go by…. Continue Reading →

Nekrokraft – Servants (The Sign Records)

Swedish black metallers Nekrokraft have just unleashed their first full-length album ‘Servants’…And it’s a mixed bag to be fair. Following on from the 2016 mini-album ‘Will o’ Wisp’, ‘Servants’ is equal parts black/thrash and symphonic metal, that unfortunately fails to… Continue Reading →

Shroud of Satan – Of Evil Descent (Sol Records)

It’s been a good couple of years since ‘At the Behest of Time’, but Shroud of Satan’s orthodox manifesto remains the same. The German bands 2nd full-length album ‘Of Evil Descent’ proudly states… “Our cult and identity cannot be acquired…. Continue Reading →

Zeresh – Sigh for Sigh (999 Cuts)

Zeresh is a project from Tamar Singer, one half of Israel’s folk noir duo Cruel Wonders, whose ‘Gentle Doom’ album was released last year. An enchanting, but claustrophobic listen, ‘Gentle Doom’ had its folk sensibilities very much to the fore,… Continue Reading →

Funeral Winds – Sinister Creed (Avantgarde)

…I get a feeling that 2018 is going to be a good year for fast, furious and brutal black metal… Now, Funeral Winds may take a bit of time getting a full-length record out, but when they do, they don’t… Continue Reading →

Ieschure – The Shadow (Iron Bonehead)

I think it’s fair to say, that within the genre of extreme metal, you can get away with quite a bit, and certainly within the realms of black metal… …Well, you can actually get away with releasing something that…erm, isn’t… Continue Reading →

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