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Helsott – Gods And Slaves (M Theory)

With a name meaning ‘Fatal Illness’ one would make the assumption that Helsott were a German clan or at least with their brand of pagan metal a group hailing from somewhere Viking and Scandinavian. Hold on though, it appears these… Continue Reading →

Mord A Stigmata – Hope (Pagan)

Mord A Stigmata are another of those bands from the seemingly endless Polish factory of black metal. Around since 2004, “Hope” is their fourth full album release. “Hope” is not an all-out assault. It is steady, creepy even with a… Continue Reading →

Arkona – Lunaris (Debemur Morti)

Long-established Polish black metal band Arkona, not to be confused with the Russian band of the same name, are back with their sixth album and a few other bits. I expected no frills. The intro is short because there’s hatred… Continue Reading →

The Agonist – Five (Napalm)

Canadian act The Agonist probably don’t want the most memorable thing about them being that they are that band whose singer went and joined Arch Enemy. They were quick to come back with new vocalist Vicky Psarakis installed and delivered… Continue Reading →

Mussorgski – Creatio Cosmicam Bestiae (Godz Ov War)

How…? What the..? Where did these guys come from? Ok, ‘this guy,’ more accurately. And the short answer is ‘Poland’ but that’s the answer to a lot of other questions too and the word ‘Poland’ is not really going to… Continue Reading →

Metalfest Open Air – Lochotin Cirque, Pilsen, Czech Republic – 3rd-5th June 2016

Day Three Having been kept awake most of the night by an almighty thunderstorm I approached day three somewhat bleary eyed as I trudged into the amphitheatre for Motorhead covers band, Motorgang. Their performance was poignant on the background of… Continue Reading →

Kiss The Hobo – Абсолютно ненужные коннотации (S/R)

Imbecile metal / avant-garde grindcore from Russia anyone? Well you are in the right place for that here! Maybe not as prolific as the likes of Rogga Johansson or Vardan but if I had to pick a third musician who… Continue Reading →

Taran – S/T (Odium Records)

As a black metal die hard, I hang my head in shame at having never been initiated into Taran’s filthy world of black metal, despite them having been around since 2002, and including members of Arkona (Polish black metal variety,… Continue Reading →

Black Metal The Cult Never Dies Volume 1 – Dayal Patterson

There’s a good chance you have already hungrily devoured Black Metal – Evolution Of The Cult, the authoritative tome and the most essential book on the genre in years, released at the tail end of 2013. If not you should… Continue Reading →

Infernal War – Axiom (Agonia)

Black metal from Poland conjures up a vivid image of uncompromising throaty harshness. I happened to mention to someone the other day that I was reviewing this band’s album, and unwittingly earned a badge of respect for being willing to… Continue Reading →

Negura Bunget – Tău (Prophecy)

Tău is the first part of a planned trilogy with subsequent releases predicted for 2016 and 2108. Romanian band Negura Bunget simply do not do things by half, they never have and never will. With this you get so much… Continue Reading →

Arkona – Yav (Napalm)

I’ve always found Russian Pagan Folk band Arkona an interesting and intriguing listen, but when funds are tight there was always another band that won my hard-earned. Then I realized I might be doing them a disservice because I really… Continue Reading →

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