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Escarnium – Interitus (Testimony Records)

I’ve never heard any of Escarnium’s previous material but that is gonna change after living with this album for a while. Forming in 2008, the Brazilian quartet has only released one previous album and a couple of EPs and splits. … Continue Reading →

Oracles – Miserycorde (Deadlight Entertainment)

A debut album from a new unheard of band? Well not exactly and if I tell you that this group have amidst their members a certain Sven de Caluwé I am sure a franc is dropping. It’s far from all… Continue Reading →

Aborted – Retrogore (Century Media)

Now I must confess that I’m a bit of a latecomer to the Aborted party having only got into the band a few years back when ‘Global Flatline’ came out. I can’t recall how I came across them but I… Continue Reading →

Hysteria – Flesh, Humiliation and Irreligious Deviance (Great Dane)

Formed near the French Alps in the region near Lyon back in 1996 and still with their original line up 20 years on, French Death Metal four-piece Hysteria are set to release their third full length album “Flesh, Humiliation and… Continue Reading →

Murder Made God – Enslaved (Comatose Music)

There’s something both deeply and fist bumpingly satisfying about well-crafted technical death metal. The immensely powerful riffs, ridiculously fast blast beats and aggressive, gravelly vocals. With their first release since 2013, Greek four piece Murder Made God have unleashed ravenous, Tech… Continue Reading →

Peripheral Cortex – Rupture (S/R)

If there is anything of note about music and 2016 is that this is clearly the year of the riff. With so much doom, stoner, retro and sludge digging their groove laden tendrils into everyone they can reach and making… Continue Reading →

Casket Robbery – Evolution of Evil (Mortal Music)

Murderers, madness and zombies are three key ingredients in any metal album nowadays that’s focusing on all things brutal and gory. With a name like Casket Robbery, it’s pretty much a given that being as brutal and gory as possible… Continue Reading →

Rogash – Malevolence (War Anthem)

Formed in 2009 in the far reaches of Jena, Eastern Germany, Rogash are a five piece band who deliver a crushing style of death metal which seems to bridge the gap between the American and Scandinavian styles of playing this… Continue Reading →

Kataklysm, Septic Flesh, Aborted – London Underworld 20/2/16

It has been a while since I attended a gig on a Saturday night, and was rather worried about the 6 o’clock start, but I should not have, as traffic was far lighter than it is during the week, along… Continue Reading →

Post Mortem – God with Horns (Great Dane)

Experimental death metal is always a risky path for any band to go down. Ultimately only the fans will decide whether throwing some atmospheric, film score-esque segments into an otherwise brutal album will add some depth and variety to it… Continue Reading →

Aborted – Termination Redux (Century Media)

When one of Europe’s strongest death metal bands, who can literally do no wrong when it comes to churning out powerful grinding death metal, unleash their latest EP onto the world, it’s sufficient enough to say that the expectations for… Continue Reading →

Abigail Williams – The Accuser (Candlelight)

With only Sorceron remaining as the founding member this US act that has released some of the most glorious epic black metal albums I’ve ever heard culminating in the gargantuan opus “Becoming” three years ago. Round about this point it… Continue Reading →

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