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Terrorizer – Caustic Attack (The End)

When the status of legendary is bestowed upon a band there are all manner of complications. Although this undying crown brings popularity and bravado it also brings expectation and critique. Many a band has released a stand out testament to… Continue Reading →

Horrendous – Idol (Season Of Mist)

My love of Prog Rock has doubled over the past few weeks, upon researching Caravan tour dates it suddenly dawned upon me that if I don’t seize the opportunity to watch these legends of old now I may never get… Continue Reading →

Terrible Claw – Sickening Annihilation (S/R)

Sometimes, all you need is straight forward Death Metal. Sure, melodic, brutal and technical variants do the job with their take on one of the most diverse genres in music but stripping all that variety away and going back to… Continue Reading →

Killing Addiction – Omega Factor (Xtreem)

The Florida Death Metal scene is one of those which can boast some titans in the genre. Cannibal Corpse, Obituary, Six Feet Under, Death, Morbid Angel, Atheist and Hate Eternal are all well-known names and have helped define some aspects… Continue Reading →

De Profundis – Kingdom of the Blind (Wickerman)

De Profundis are a UK band who completely bypassed me having formed about the same time I left there for life on the continent in 2005. Apparently starting out devoted to doom, these Londoners have since evolved into more of… Continue Reading →

Diskord – Oscillations (Hellthrasher)

As was so often repeated on the classic comedy series `Monty Python’s Flying Circus’, and now for something completely different… Diskord are certainly a unique prospect; for a start, a Norwegian extreme metal band that doesn’t play Black Metal (they… Continue Reading →

White Empress – Rise Of The Empress (Peaceville)

Well here’s something to upset anyone who quickly read the words ‘Symphonic’ and ‘Female-fronted’ and were hoping for another Nightwish! It’s not happening here kiddies, this is Symphonic Extreme Metal where Luna Mortis singer Mary Zimmer handles ALL vocal styles… Continue Reading →

Enraged – It’s Your Fear That Feeds Their Power (SR)

Formed in 1997, this Dutch melodic death metal band has a healthy back catalogue of demos and mini cd’s, this current release is a rather tasty slab of metal right from the first listen. Death metal can easily be technical… Continue Reading →

Interview – Hybris

The sound of ‘Heavy Machinery’ is coming and if you like a mix of technical thrash it’s a sound to embrace before it steamrollers over and flattens you. Although a band you may not have heard of the UK based… Continue Reading →

Hybris – Heavy Machinery (Candlelight)

Forming in 2010, Hybris already have quite the pedigree in the UK metal scene. This is due to the fact their members consist of former members of sludge monsters Centurions Ghost, a former member from classic heavy metal crew Stuka… Continue Reading →

Insanity – ‘Death After Death’ (Hells Headbangers)

In 1994, Germany’s M.B.R. Records (the label which spawned God Macabre’s impossible-to-find debut) unleashed Insanity’s ‘Death After Death’. For this US death metal band, such a mid-nineties release for their first album was both a blessing and a curse. From… Continue Reading →

Fanthrash – Duality of Things (Rising Records)

Fanthrash – a strange name for a band. According to their website, their name apparently morphed from the original moniker of Fantom – just lowered in ‘om’ but with newly added ‘hrash’. Makes all the difference to help them stand… Continue Reading →

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