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Memoriam – Requiem For Mankind (Nuclear Blast)

Some bands are so legendary that they transcend above and beyond the call of duty. I mean this in as much as they form into an uncontrollable force that cannot be tainted. Just look at Led Zeppelin or Queen, bands… Continue Reading →

Superstition – The Anatomy of Unholy Transformation (20 Buck Spin)

Now be careful – if you’re looking this band up as a search it will take you to a five piece premier wedding and functions band. This is not they, nor is it the Superstition from Chicago. This is the… Continue Reading →

Feradur – Legion (S/R)

One doesn’t often hear tales of the Luxembourg metal scene, so pull up a sandbag and I’ll spin you a yarn. Formed in 2010, Feradur released debut album “Epimetheus” in 2015 before ditching their vocalist and recruiting their producer on… Continue Reading →

Whiskey Ritual – Black Metal Ultras (Folter Records)

Filthy, raw, drug & alcohol obsessed black metal with added Satan & hookers….. sounds fucking great doesn’t it…. and guess what, it is! These Italian animals are coming in your ears with this, their fourth album and the follow up… Continue Reading →

Deathcrush – Megazone (Apollon Records)

It’s possible that you’re thinking this band is some type of old school black metal worship courtesy of the seminal release by infamous Norwegian act Mayhem, but this debut album is light years from that scene. This trio is also… Continue Reading →

Evohe – Deus Sive Natura (Folter Records)

‘Deus Sive Natura’ translates from the Latin meaning ‘God Or Nature’ and is fitting to the 3rd release from the French black metal crew Evohe. ‘Deus Sive Natura is full of melody and splendour and touches on the more atmospheric… Continue Reading →

Third Wave – Metamorphosis (S/R)

Progressive and Metalcore are two words you would never normally see sequentially. For the main part, Metalcore was a dynamic genre which really exploded in the early 2000’s, seeming to pick up where Nu-Metal left off, before it became a… Continue Reading →

Flykt – Charnel Heart (Folter Records)

Flykt have been in existence since 2016 and hail from the ever-expanding Swedish black metal landscape. ‘Charnel Heart’ is their first effort and they have attacked it with all their might and pure vitriolic aggression. ‘Charnel Heart’ opens with ‘Compendium… Continue Reading →

Pesterous Mind – Halluci. Nation (Boersma Records)

For some reason this German act is tagged as being deathcore and whilst there are tenets of that genre this second album is closer to death metal overall. The overriding deathcore facet lies within the vocals that possess that deep… Continue Reading →

Catalyst – The Great Purpose Of The Lords (Great Dane Records)

This French quartet from Metz, Grand Est have been around for 3 years and are releasing a rather intense début album full of interesting twists and musical changes to their technical prowess. Comprising of bassist Jefferson Brand, guitarist Florian Iochem,… Continue Reading →

The Meads Of Asphodel – Running Out Of Time Doing Nothing (Godreah)

First full length album in 6 years and there may actually be a sigh of relief that The Meads are not tackling anything biblical or historical this time around and are just running…. They do seem to go down hugely… Continue Reading →

Howling Sycamore – Seven Pathways to Annihilation (Prosthetic Records)

Being familiar with Howling Sycamore’s 2018 self-titled debut, I was ready for another challenging experience. That one was at its heart a mind-expanding progressive metal experience. Ominously ex Ephel Duath lead Davide Tiso promises something “slightly more challenging” and a… Continue Reading →

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