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Trench Warfare – Hatred Prayer (Transcending Obscurity Records)

When the “personal interests” on your Facebook page are listed as “Blasphemy, Perversion, War Themes, Weight Lifting, Conqueror, Mass Alcohol Consumption, Revenge, Angelcorpse, Sarcofago, Old Deicide, Old Morbid Angel, Proclamation, Teitanblood, Bestial Warlust, Deiphago, Diocletian, Old Obituary” you’re gonna somewhat… Continue Reading →

Krysthla – Worldwide Negative (PHD)

Worldwide Negative is the third album from Northamptonshire’s Krysthla, who’ve been on an upward trajectory since the release of their critically acclaimed 2017 sophomore album Peace in Our Time.  They’ve cemented themselves into the UK metal scene, touring relentlessly, playing… Continue Reading →

Destruction – Born To Perish (Nuclear Blast)

Some bands are a bastard to write about; it is easy to wax lyrical about song structures and compositional ability, virtuoso performances or atmospheric impact. It can be difficult to write about bands that have a tried and tested formula… Continue Reading →

Skøv – Skøv (S/R)

Let me tell you what I know about this band. Skøv are a black punk metal band from Poland, and formed in 2017. I was told beforehand that they sound like the Norwegian band Kverletak. Add rock n roll to… Continue Reading →

Lacrimas Profundere – Bleeding The Stars (SPV)

My first encounter with this German outfit was 15 years ago when I accidentally picked up ‘Ave End’. Something I was rather glad to have done, after I gave the CD a listen. Since then I’ve reviewed a few more… Continue Reading →

Necronautical – Apotheosis (Candlelight)

When you’re blessed with a strong local scene it is easy to become blasé towards smaller touring bands. I mean this with the greatest respect but you see local gigs as ‘good nights out’ as oppose to the fact that… Continue Reading →

Crimson Moon – Mors Vincit Omnia (Debemur Morti)

Yes, of course, death conquers all. It’s good to remind oneself of that fact now and again. Death is the great equalizer and life is precious only because there is death constantly hanging above it. What you do with your… Continue Reading →

Hope Drone – Void Lustre (Moment of Collapse Records)

Prior to this album, I wasn’t familiar with Hope Drone. I now know that their core style is a blend of black metal, sludge and post rock. “Void Lustre” follows an album in 2015, and an EP and single before… Continue Reading →

The Black Wizards – Reflections (Kozmic Artifactz / Raging Planet)

Damn this modern life for making me have to have a job to pay my bills! Why can’t I be like that Swedish chap who made the news a couple of years ago when he got state benefits to go… Continue Reading →

Repent – Condemned To Fail (High Roller Records)

I can’t believe it is seven years since this German band released their third effort “Vortex Of Violence” a release that holds aloft the banner of true thrash metal. I never caught onto the band back in the 90s when… Continue Reading →

Steve Ignorant’s Slice Of Life – Don’t Turn Away (Overground Records)

11 new songs for a summer’s day. If you don’t know who this particular Steve is you are certainly ignorant. Vocalist and Anarcho Punk godfather with Crass, his was the voice of rebellion in the mid 70’s and early 80’s… Continue Reading →

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