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Hyrgal – Serpentine (Ladlo Productions)

Hyrgal – Serpentine (Ladlo Productions)

Having been around for ten years this French act has released only one split during that time and within their ranks they have an ex-member of Svart Crown, namely Clément Flandrois who does vocals and guitar on this, the band’s debut full length. An elongated.. Read More
Raven Throne - I Miortvym Snicca Zolak (Non Serviam)

Raven Throne – I Miortvym Snicca Zolak (Non Serviam)

Belarus. Probably best known for its political system, this country has so much more to offer. Great cities, a beautiful countryside, massive potato consumption, amazing sausages and a rich cultural tradition, mainly in classical music, opera and ballet. When it comes to metal, Belarus is.. Read More
Harakiri For The Sky – Arson (Art Of Propaganda)

Harakiri For The Sky – Arson (Art Of Propaganda)

Harakiri For The Sky are one of those rare bands that, if they didn’t exist, someone would need to invent them. The band, fast becoming an institution, is the perfect blend of finely distilled post-hardcore-post-black-metal that seems to fill a huge space at the crossroads.. Read More
Greytomb – Monumental Microcosm (Transcending Obscurity)

Greytomb – Monumental Microcosm (Transcending Obscurity)

This Australian band’s debut in 2016, “A Perpetual Descent”, plunged listeners into a quagmire of atmospheric murky blackened horror linking outright riffing malfeasance with dramatic soundscapes that surrounded the songs on multiple levels. Not much has changed generally as the band releases an EP of.. Read More
Seventh Genocide – Toward Akina (Third I Rex)

Seventh Genocide – Toward Akina (Third I Rex)

Black metal, more than any other genre, has produced some of the finest hybridisations of sub-genres resulting in some of the most intelligent, beguiling and intrinsically fascinating albums. I am very much of the school that the setting and mood is critical for listening to.. Read More
Extremity – Extremely Fucking Dead (20 Buck Spin)

Extremity – Extremely Fucking Dead (20 Buck Spin)

Yeah I took one look at band name and title and thought bunch of bloody kids trying to be controversial with rude words and all that. Not the case at all though, you wouldn’t get a starry eyed bunch of young ones turning down the.. Read More
Worm Ouroboros – What Graceless Dawn (Profound Lore)

Worm Ouroboros – What Graceless Dawn (Profound Lore)

Apparently this Oakland based trio take their moniker from a 1922 fantasy novel by Eric Rucker Eddison. Give it a look on the web if Norse style high fantasy is your thang. With that in mind the listener may be expecting dragons to be chased.. Read More
Barishi – Blood from the Lion’s Mouth (Season of Mist)

Barishi – Blood from the Lion’s Mouth (Season of Mist)

Barishi as a band were completely new to me before I listened to this album, their second full release. In case you’re like me and didn’t know about them, they’re from the USA, and describe their style as “gritty progressive metal” or “dark modern metal”,.. Read More
Vukari – Divination (Bindrune)

Vukari – Divination (Bindrune)

Thankfully the old ways will always persist but it seems like ‘post-black metal’ is becoming more and more prolific these days. How do you differentiate between the two? Well for me it’s pretty easy as it is much less about orthodoxy, Satan, frost, fire and.. Read More
Todtgelichter – Rooms (Supreme Chaos Records)

Todtgelichter – Rooms (Supreme Chaos Records)

Was 2013’s “Apnoe” a step too far for Todtgelichter? It was quite a departure from their early stuff but three years and a couple of new members later it seems the band have had a little bit of a re-think. Not a UK government style.. Read More
Soul Dissolution – Pale Distant Light (Throats Productions)

Soul Dissolution – Pale Distant Light (Throats Productions)

This light might be pale and somewhat bleak but it’s not without warm shades to go with it. Soul Dissolution play a form of melancholic post black metal and come from Belgium. They are a duo of Jabawock and Acharan who come from a background.. Read More
The Black Heart Rebellion - People When You See The Smoke, Do Not Think It Is Fields They’re Burning (9000 Records)

The Black Heart Rebellion – People When You See The Smoke, Do Not Think It Is Fields They’re Burning (9000 Records)

As my last review of 2015 this Belgian act has been around for a while and since their original hardcore/punk roots the band has evolved from those genres into something far more complex with this challenging and epically involved release. Categorising this act is nigh.. Read More