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Autopsy – Puncturing The Grotesque (Peaceville)

This seven track EP is Autopsy celebrating their thirtieth year as a band. Thirty gore soaked, depraved and sick as fuck years. I make no bones about it, Autopsy are one of my personal favourite bands of any metal genre… Continue Reading →

The Wakedead Gathering / Ecferus – Split (I, Voidhanger)

A relatively short release, this, being as it is a four track EP coming from those lovers of all things eclectic, I, Voidhanger records. In fairness, both acts are one-man outfits. Featured here is the dark and wilfully obscure death… Continue Reading →

Necrovorous – Plains Of Decay (Dark Descent Records)

The drummer’s called …. “Shit Eater”. I could leave it right there really. But no, I’ll soldier on with this review of the second (NOT sophomore Stu) full-length of these Athens based death metallers. According to the promo blurb, Mr… Continue Reading →

Acephalix – Decreation (20 Buck Spin)

US crusty old school death metal connoisseurs Acephalix have left it quite a while to give us their third album which follows on from 2012’s “Deathless Master”, an album I enjoyed quite a lot back then with its bone sawing… Continue Reading →

Vallenfyre – Fear Those Who Fear Him (Century Media)

Crust, death, doom, dirt fans rejoice Yorkshire’s finest purveyors of filth Vallenfyre are back with album number three. Really this lot should need no introduction at all. Spearheaded by Gregor Mackintosh (Paradise Lost) and Hamish Glencross (ex My Dying Bride)… Continue Reading →

Hereza – I Become Death (Godz Ov War Productions)

I don’t have too many releases by bands from Croatia but this second album is sure to start my quest of getting more from bands in obscure places though some are impossible to get and I’ll leave you to ponder… Continue Reading →

Kingdom – Sepulchral Psalms From The Abyss Of Torment (Godz Ov War Productions)

Godz Ov War Productions is on a roll with a slew of decent releases this year within the death metal sphere as Polish act Kingdom release their third album on the back of two albums released in 2009 and 2013…. 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 →

Obscure Infinity – Dawn of Winter (F.D.A. Rekotz)

This is a reissue of the German death metal bands debut album, original out on Obscure Domain Productions, an album I actually reviewed 7 years ago too. There are no changes, no fillers, no remastering, it’s simply a re-release. Its… Continue Reading →

Casket – Ghouls Of Filth EP (Lycanthropic Chants)

Dismember, Autopsy, Grave, Abscess….. like those bands? I do, and the ridiculously talented Marco Brinkmann from Detmold, Germany certainly does! Casket are Marco, (a sound engineer when on his down time from grave robbing and eating babies) and drummer Herr… Continue Reading →

Undead – Redemption (S/R)

Taking a look at the artwork and logo of this when I pulled it out the packaging I got an immediate flashback and remembered covering the band on their debut 7” vinyl ‘Blood Enemy’ in 2015. Obviously Undead have a… Continue Reading →

Vircolac – The Cursed Travails Of The Demeter (Sepulchral Voice)

Another new name to me. Apparently it means ‘werewolf’ in Romanian but the band themselves are very much an Irish entity and frontman Darragh O’Laoghaire is also head honcho at Invictus Prodctions. Now for the literary amongst you, you will… Continue Reading →

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