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Pistilos Opium – Hibrido (Fallen Temple)

Having previously released a digital and cassette version of this EP in December 2019 Polish label Fallen Temple has seen fit to reissue it on CD format and digitally again. Hailing from Chile, the band has that unique grisly South… Continue Reading →

Wombbath – Choirs Of The Fallen (SoulSeller Records)

Right, no fannying about…. Wombbath are the nuts. What do you need to know? Well, despite having released their first demo in 1992, the band originally only recorded one album the classic  “Internal Caustic Torments” in 1993 before sadly chucking… Continue Reading →

MASTER BOOT RECORD – Floppy Disk Overdrive (Metal Blade)

Imagine your computer used an algorithm to compose Bach-like music but its only real-world reference was the music it has heard you play, and you will understand the essence of Master Boot Record. Baroque refrains mix with chiptunes and heavy… Continue Reading →

Wardaemonic – Acts Of Repentance (Transcending Obscurity)

Not being familiar with this lot from Australia other than knowing they have put out a few albums, I was kind of expecting some rabid bestial filth somehow. What I got however whilst no less aggressive was…more focussed. The album… Continue Reading →

Balmog – Pillars Of Salt (War Anthem Records)

Ah yes, although not reviewing it myself I remember this Spanish trio’s last album ‘Vacvvm’ (2018) well. A spin today to reacquaint myself with it proved just what a potent slice of orthodox blackness it is and the band have… Continue Reading →

Chromb! – Le Livre des Merveilles (Dur et Doux)

First a word about the label. Dur et Doux “defends a singular vision of amplified music”, they tell us. I have experienced the music of Ni and PoiL, both on the label roster, and it’s clearly a collective for interesting… Continue Reading →

Nerve Saw – Peril (Testimony Records)

For a debut album, Finnish band Nerve Saw (great name), seem to be existing an almost monistic existence from a virtual world perspective with very little in terms of a social media presence. It’s almost as if the band are… Continue Reading →

Hyborian – Volume II (Season of Mist)

It’s been three years since Mastodon released the magnificent Emperor of Sand, and with an almost flawless back catalogue it was with some intrigue that I listened to this, their eighth studio album…  Hang on a minute…  Are you telling… Continue Reading →

Irist – Order Of The Mind (Nuclear Blast)

It’s somewhat unusual in this day and age for a label like Nuclear Blast to take a punt on a new prospect, however, seeing as Monte Connor got it right more often than not during his years with Roadrunner, benefit… Continue Reading →

Fool’s Ghost – Dark Woven Light (Prosthetic Records)

Fool’s Ghost are a band from Louisville, Kentucky, composed of two people only, husband and wife Amber and Nick Thieneman. And let me tell you straight from the beginning that they have delivered a stunning debut album with Dark Woven… Continue Reading →

Little Albert – Swamp King (Aural Music)

I was a lucky young man growing up. My local The Torrington in North Finchley , London put two gigs on a week that featured the great and the good of the rock and blues world past and present (late… Continue Reading →

Live Suffer Die – A Voice From Beyond Death (Moribund)

There’s no way of sugar-coating band names and song title in these dangerous times. It’s the nature of the beast and all we can really do is look upon things with a sense of gallows humour. Live Suffer Die were… Continue Reading →

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