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Clouds Taste Satanic – Evil Eye (Kinda Like Music)

New York post-doom outfit, Clouds Taste Satanic have released their fifth long player “Evil Eye”. This is a two track instrumental album released on Walpurgis Eve that is the first of a destined two part sonic journey which will continue… Continue Reading →

Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne – The Stories Behind The Songs (Paul Elliott and Carol Clerk) – Carlton Publishing

Something a bit different this time round, with a 160 page, lavish A4 hardbound book, weighing in at over 60,000 words and around 125 high quality photographs covering the following albums on a track by track basis: * Black Sabbath… Continue Reading →

Full Of Hell – Weeping Choir (Relapse)

Central Pennsylvanian’s Full of Hell have been around for an absolute age (well since 2009) and have popped up on many a supporting bill in the UK (lastly with Immolation earlier this year) amassing a dedicated fanbase and an extensive… Continue Reading →

Pythia – The Solace Of Ancient Earth (Golden Axe)

There’s no denying it, I’ve heard a lot of Symphonic Metal over many years (it wasn’t even called Symphonic Metal when I first got into it…) and I’m sure I’m not alone in recognizing how some bands from specific countries… Continue Reading →

Blaze Out – Instinct (BloodFireDeath)

Catalonian metallers Blaze Out join a long list of Iberian Peninsula based metal bands I have covered, and all of them have one thing in common- they have a serious rhythmic groove to them. From Angelus Apatrida to Pánico Al… Continue Reading →

Mystik – Mystik (I Hate)

I have been looking forward to this album for a while. The band formed in Sweden 3 years ago and they delve into the US heavy/speed metal category. Not only does the artwork give a great impression of the album,… Continue Reading →

Experior Obscura – Iter In Nebula (Third I Rex)

The world isn’t flooded with background information or knowledge surrounding this black metal outfit, Experior Obscura, although we do know that the genius behind the band, Nefastus, can often be seen moonlighting in different guises for a pick and mix… Continue Reading →

Sa Bruxa – From The Depths (Yoshiwara Collective)

It’s time to step into the heart of darkness. If you are timid this may well be a place to explore with caution and one that despite the minimalistic hues of the journey is one you should undertake knowing you… Continue Reading →

Starless Domain – Eos (Pacific Threnodies / Black Horizon)

The deep field black metal that defines the style of this album is a reference to vast cosmic scenes. This 58 minute, single track episode starts with old style furious black metal drumming, but this is the foil for a… Continue Reading →

Time Lurker / Cepheide – Split (Ladlo Productions)

Two French bands uniting under the split release format here. Both have been explored by this writer in the past so I kind of knew what to expect. Fast tremolo picking, raging swarms of blackness and a harrowing, hollering vocal… Continue Reading →

Haunt – If Icarus Could Fly (Shadow Kingdom Records)

It was only a year ago Haunt had their debut out , quickly capturing the next phase of their passion, we have ‘If Icarus Could Fly’ which will be released on all formats. Once again, turn of the 80’s metal… Continue Reading →

Fractal Universe – Rhizomes Of Insanity (Metal Blade)

Progressive Death Metal is a tough genre, especially the more exotic side of it. I’ve said this several times in the past few years and I will stand by that statement. It’s inherently complex nature, straddling the boundaries of several… Continue Reading →

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