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The Haunted – Strength In Numbers (Century Media)

AC/DC. Van Halen. Black Sabbath. Candlemass*. The list goes on. What list, you may enquire? Why, the list of bands of whom there are multiple singers across their discography, where there is a prevailing opinion about whom the best vocalist… Continue Reading →

Dawn Of Disease – Ascension Gate (Napalm)

The follow up to the 2016 release “Worship the Grave” sees Osnabrück’s Melodic Death Metallers, Dawn Of Disease return once again to bring riffs, harmonies and growls in an effort to give those pesky Scandinavian’s a run for their money… Continue Reading →

The Lurking Fear – Out Of The Voiceless Grave (Century Media)

Ah another band carrying the flag for all things Howard Phillip Lovecraft but this is no normal group even if you have never heard of them before but a bunch of Swedish veterans from the death metal scene. Call them… Continue Reading →

Pale King – Monolith of the Malign (Soulseller Records)

Look, I’m not going to waste your time – if you read no further than this, reckon on these words: This album is great. I’m a sucker for angular, weird death metal. Now don’t get me wrong – I can… Continue Reading →

GraVil – No More Forgiveness (S/R)

I have vague recollections of this lot’s early demos passing through these parts for coverage on an earlier website around 2008-9. Even if not from the music the artwork and name certainly rang a bell but what was said and… Continue Reading →

Warbringer – Woe To The Vanquished (Napalm)

Four albums under their belt and continually growing in strength and prominence, Californian thrash machine Warbringer don’t pull their punches or mess about. With their last release ‘IV: Empires Collapse’ getting some serious praise (Including a 9/10 from us!!), the… Continue Reading →

Wound – Engrained (FDA Rekotz)

It’s sophomore time for Germany’s Wound, and they hit the nail on the head with ‘Engrained’, a potent mix of black and death metal, with enough traditional styling and spot-on production to satisfy everyone. Following on from 2013’s ‘Inhale The… Continue Reading →

Deserted Fear – Dead Shores Rising (Century Media)

I reviewed “My Empire”, the stunning debut album by German death metallers Deserted Fear for another (lesser) website back in 2012. It was a killer debut made by some seriously talented lads. ‘Kingdom Of Worms’, their second (anyone using the… Continue Reading →

Akani – Through My Darkest Infernal (Demons Run Amok Entertainment)

Intercontinental collaborations are nothing new these days. With the advances in recording software and hosting sites, bands can individually compose their works and then send them to each other, continually working back and forth before mastering in studios and the… Continue Reading →

In Flames – Battles (Nuclear Blast)

20 years ago, In Flames released ‘The Jester Race’, a highly significant and hugely influential album on what became referred to as ‘The Gothenburg’ sound, a styling of melodic death metal made notable by In Flames, along with Dark Tranquillity… Continue Reading →

Brujeria – Pocho Aztlan (Nuclear Blast)

16 years on from their second LP ‘Brujerizmo’ the masked, machete wielding, satanic Mexican bandidos are back and on top form with ‘Pocho Aztlan’. I’ve always been a fan of Brujeria, regardless of who was behind the masks. I remember… Continue Reading →

Gorehead: Gorehead E.P (2016) (S/R)

I first discovered this filthy bunch of bastards back in September 2015 when they played the eventful FASTival in Liverpool. The five piece from Manchester have a real diverse and wild sound, incorporating punk, thrash, grindcore and death metal, fusing… Continue Reading →

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