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Voorhees – Chapter Two (Great Dane Records)

I really like Horror movies, it goes hand in hand with a love of Death Metal. Seriously though, I can’t get enough, be it Slasher classics, underground depraved movies in the vein of Guinea Pig or (a personal favourite) the… Continue Reading →

White Stones – Kuarahy (Nuclear Blast)

So, as I know there are legions of Opeth fans out there among you, let’s get this up straight and centre. “White Stones” are the death metal band put together by Uruguayan Opeth band member Martin Lopez. To be honest,… Continue Reading →

Nekrovault – Totenzug: Festering Peregrination (Ván Records)

Seemingly everything that Ván Records releases within the death metal sphere is a classic demonstration of fetid annihilation as this German bunch add their name to their formidable roster with a debut that reeks of macabre finesse and ghoulish destruction…. Continue Reading →

Ecnephias – Seven: The Pact Of Debauchery (My Kingdom Music)

The aptly titled album is the seventh by the Italian trio, and the third I’ve been privileged to review. As is their want their lyrics are both in English and Italian, with the latter songs seeming far broodier and melancholy… Continue Reading →

Perdition Temple – Sacraments Of Descension (Hell’s Headbangers)

Some classic religious baiting from a death metal trio here. Nothing new in that but when you consider the last time I encountered former Angelcorpse musician Gene Palubicki he was wearing priestly vestments and conducting a Catholic ceremony you may… Continue Reading →

Nornes – Threads (Sleeping Church Records)

These melodic Doomsters hail from Valenciennes in Northern France and take their inspiration from none other than Candlemass with what sounds like more recent Alcest too. This four track E.P. is a continuation of ‘Vanity’ which came out two years… Continue Reading →

Twitch Of The Death Nerve – A Resting Place For The Wrathful (Comatose)

Some bands like to make us wait, Necrophagist springs to mind (come on guys, you’ve never officially split up). For a perhaps more relatable and indeed recent example we can look to Tool with the wait for Fear Inoculum, but… Continue Reading →

Skyryder – Vol 2 (High Roller)

The UK has a great amount of talent in the traditional metal field; we may all have heralded the achievements of the likes of Toledo Steel, Seven Sisters, Amulet, Dark Forest and many others. Skyryder are local (to me!) lads… Continue Reading →

Justify Rebellion – The End Justifies The Means (Mighty Music)

You do not always think of Denmark when it comes to metal. Sure, you have the mighty Mercyful Fate and King Diamond being the highest profile exports, followed by Power Metal outfit Pyramaze, Death Metal outfits Hatesphere and Mnemic and… Continue Reading →

Telepathy – Burn Embrace (Svart Records)

It seems like only yesterday that post rock quartet Telepathy had released their debut EP ‘Fracture’ and were supporting the likes of Latitudes at small pub venues. Fast forward nine years and the band are now on their third full-length… Continue Reading →

Igorrr – Spirituality and Distortion (Metal Blade)

Igorrr exploded onto people’s radars back in 2017 with the release of ‘Savage Sinusoid’ – the mastermind behind this experimental musical project, Gautier Serre, defied genre and broke down musical boundaries using a multi instrumental approach. His use of abrasive… Continue Reading →

Velnias – Scion of Aether (Eisenwald)

Yes, there have always been Fissures Within The Construct. Now that they have become apparent, everyone can see them, and the more time goes by, the wider they get, turning into broad cracks and large fractures. Velnias are from Nederland,… Continue Reading →

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