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Grendel’s Syster – Orphic Gold Leaves (S/R)

Right, this six tracker is actually a three tracker as three songs are each repeated in English and German. It came in a lovely digipack CD, very cool for a self-release, and appears to be the debut from this German… Continue Reading →

Solstice – White Horse Hill (Invictus)

Twenty years. Twenty. Years. Two decades since the classic epic doom sounds of New Dark Age first graced us, and legends Solstice were only actually inactive for five of those. Since then the band have gigged, written, road tested, rewritten,… Continue Reading →

Atlantean Kodex – The Annihilation Of Bavaria (Van Records)

Atlantean Kodex. Bavarian purveyors of the richest epic metal outside of Solstice, writers of lyrics both poetic and rich in academic research. A truly remarkable troupe whose last studio album The White Goddess is a genuine classic. If you know… Continue Reading →

Sleep Of Monsters – II: Poison Garden (Svart)

Sleep Of Monsters first album hit me so hard from out of nowhere that I’m still recovering from it and the album shares a place with Warning’s ‘Watching From A Distance’ as music that can still break me. Second time… Continue Reading →

Septagon – Deadhead Syndicate (Cruz Del Sur)

Formed in 2013, Septagon is the brainchild and result of a collaboration between Lanfear’s Markus Ullrich and Atlantean Kodex’s Markus Becker who were created with the sole purpose of bringing the edge and aggression of the 80’s LA Bay Area… Continue Reading →

Interview – Dark Forest

Dark Forest (UK) have been high on my radar since their demo days when I first caught them live in London one evening. Since then, record deals have come along and their general persona and musical talent has also grown;… Continue Reading →

Dark Forest – The Awakening (Cruz Del Sur)

I have followed this UK Black Country band for a long time since their demo days, I have admired and enjoyed their live performances for more times than I care to remember, but stone me…Dark Forest have pulled the genie… Continue Reading →

Solstice – Death’s Crown Is Victory (Invictus)

Well this promo turning up was a pleasant surprise. Those of you who bothered to read my End Of Year thing for 2013 would have noticed I have already praised this as it was available as a download from the… Continue Reading →

Albums Of The Year 2013

  So it is done, another year and another round up about what has really made its mark with the music we love in 2013. This is everyone’s most difficult task of the year and it seems that this one… Continue Reading →

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