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Gods Forsaken – Smells Of Death (Soulseller Records)

A couple of years back I slotted Gods Forsaken’s debut album “In A Pitch Black Grave” into my end of year top 20. It was a classic claw-hammer to the skull of a Swedish death metal album. Pure, undiluted and… Continue Reading →

Horrisonous – A Culinary Cacophony (Memento Mori)

Comprising stalwarts of the Australian underground scene, Horrisonous formed in 2015 and unleashed their first EP of sludgy death metal upon an unsuspecting world a year later. This debut album is awash with the kind of tongue-in-cheek song titles that… Continue Reading →

Siege Of Power – Warning Blast (Metal Blade)

I’d been looking forward to this!! Siege Of Power have just unleashed what is probably the most aptly titled debut album of the year with “Warning Blast”. Who is Siege Of Power? Well my young Padawan….allow me to enlighten you…. Continue Reading →

Cryptic Grave – S/T (Great Dane Records)

When this EP landed on my mat I took one look at the artwork and thought “oh bugger…… he knows I don’t like black metal much”. Old school black and white art with the usual skulls, moons, wonky symbols, tombstones… Continue Reading →

Labyrinth Entrance – Monumental Bitterness (Godz Ov War)

Some albums thunder towards you like a line of fully-plated cavalry with armour and shining swords flashing in the blazing sun, while others prefer to sneak up on you from the shadows. Labyrinth Entrance – full marks for a great… Continue Reading →

Atomwinter – Catacombs (Trollzorn)

Atomwinter are a new name to me, originating from the Saxony area I gather. Lovely cover to this, all stark black and white and highly detailed promising some old school styled death metal with Catacombs, and really that’s kind of… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

Asphyx, Decrepid & NahemiA – London Underworld 25/3/17

There are no shortage of extreme Polish bands that have washed up on our shores and tonight’s proceedings kick off with one NahemiA now based in London. They may well be a black metal band on an otherwise death metal… Continue Reading →

Revel In Flesh – Emissary Of All Plagues (Cyclone Empire)

This German band is one of my favourites within death metal with consistently good releases that stay within the confines of purist deathly filth but always offering something different as this fourth album sees the band delve into more tuneful… Continue Reading →

Soulburn – Earthless Pagan Spirit (Century Media)

You will no doubt be unsurprised to know that I was into this Dutch band nearly 20 years ago when they released ‘Feeding On Angels’ in 1998 and filled the void left by Asphyx and could be classed as the… Continue Reading →

Mercyless – Pathetic Divinity (Kaotoxin)

With the end to this year looking promisingly French with releases from Deathspell Omega and Antaeus placed tantalisingly in its back pocket, it seems timely for some old masters like Mercyless to pave the way with a slab of their… Continue Reading →

Asphyx – Incoming Death (Century Media)

All old school death metal fans know that there are 3 certainties in life. Death, Taxes, and the fact that any album with Martin Van Drunen’s voice on it is sure to have old school beats and a guitar tone… Continue Reading →

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