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Lashblood - Unbeing (Aesthetic Death)

Lashblood – Unbeing (Aesthetic Death)

I’m always wary whenever I see term “avant-garde” applied to a band. This is the case with Russia’s Lashblood. It doesn’t take long on this follow-up to the band’s debut album “Philosophy of Self-Flagellation: Being and Nothing” (2012). A withering riff with a vocalist whose.. Read More
Eternal Deformity – No Way Out (Temple Of Torturous)

Eternal Deformity – No Way Out (Temple Of Torturous)

Damn, it’s bad enough going through your mortal days with a boat-race like Joseph Merrick’s but you have to take it with you into the afterlife? Seriously though, if you took a look at this band’s name and thought as I did that this was.. Read More
Aenaon – Hypnosophy (Code666)

Aenaon – Hypnosophy (Code666)

When I checked, for some reason I wasn’t surprised when I noticed. that this, the third album from Greek ‘progressive black metallers’ Aenaon was on Code666. Just something about its chaotic, semi industrial sound mixed in with the progressive elements. Well at least after it.. Read More
Black Hole Generator - A Requiem For Terra (Dark Essence)

Black Hole Generator – A Requiem For Terra (Dark Essence)

As I write this it looks as though the ‘American people’ have elected a president. After staring in abject disbelief at their ‘choice’ the black, stripped, hopeless sound of the title and title track here are an appropriate soundscape to slash open your soul to... Read More
Hail Spirit Noir – Mayhem In Blue (Dark Essence Records)

Hail Spirit Noir – Mayhem In Blue (Dark Essence Records)

I was first introduced to this Greek band via their second album titled “Oi Magoi” and was struck immediately by their uniqueness and their completely off the wall style. So, buckle up as we head down the proverbial rabbit hole to a sonic landscape that.. Read More
Borknagar - Winter Thrice (Century Media)

Borknagar – Winter Thrice (Century Media)

It’s not really important to me what a band used to sound like, where they started or the genre that they were classed as – it‘s more about where they are now and just interesting (though not essential) how they got there. Time moves on,.. Read More
Albums Of The Year 2015

Albums Of The Year 2015

Pete Woods (Editor) It’s been a real struggle just whittling this down to a mere 20 choices. Anyone that tells you that there has been no good music this year obviously is suffering from stupidity, serious wax in the ears or simply not listening to.. Read More
The Meads of Asphodel/Tjolgtjar: The Divine Wrath split (Eternal Death)

The Meads of Asphodel/Tjolgtjar: The Divine Wrath split (Eternal Death)

No-one could ever accuse The Meads of Asphodel of being boring. The formula is sound: black metal at the core but with no limitations on imagination or range. Who can forget the snappily titled “Behold the Kindred Battle Carcasses Strewn Across the Bloodied Dunes of.. Read More
Hypothermia - Svartkonst (Agonia)

Hypothermia – Svartkonst (Agonia)

Comprising members of Lifelover and Kall Sweden’s Hypothermia has an extensive discography since their inception in 2001, which has seen the band always record everything they do live. Initially the band was more of a purist black metal style but over the years their music.. Read More
Arcturus, Vulture Industries, Attic, Caronte and Krakow – London Boston Arms 7/5/15

Arcturus, Vulture Industries, Attic, Caronte and Krakow – London Boston Arms 7/5/15

Yes this line-up does look a slightly odd mix on paper. What happened was this was meant to be two shows with Arcturus, Vulture Industries and Krakow playing upstairs at the much bigger Dome venue. Ticket sales, no doubt due to the impending Incineration Festival,.. Read More
Arcturus – Arcturian (Prophecy)

Arcturus – Arcturian (Prophecy)

This is one of those albums we never really expected to happen. After Arcturus split in 2007 following on from their ‘Sideshow Symphonies’ album a couple of years earlier things seemed pretty final. However they had persevered through losing original singer Garm back in 93.. Read More
Ahamkara - The Embers Of The Stars (Nordvis / Bindrune)

Ahamkara – The Embers Of The Stars (Nordvis / Bindrune)

Perhaps their moniker is a reference to Hindu philosophy or, less likely, the dragon-like creature in the massively multiplayer first-person shooting videogame Destiny. One thing is for certain, Ahamkara sure know how to get under your skin. They are Newcastle-Upon-Tyne duo, multi-instrumentalist Michael Blenkarn (The.. Read More