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The Rite – Liturgy of the Black (Iron Bonehead)

This is a Danish/Italian group whom have members of the most excellent Krossburst (Ita) and Denial of God (Dnk) with those members also existing within Black Oath. The black/doom approach will bring striking similarities to the Celtic Frost mantle, with… Continue Reading →

Eye of Nix – Ligeia (Prophecy Productions)

“Ligeia” according to some frantic research, is both the name of a Siren who appeared in works by both Virgil and Homer and the name of the lead character in a short story by American horror master Edgar Allan Poe…. Continue Reading →

Ruadh – The Rock of the Clyde (Northern Silence Productions)

So, as a confession, I have watched Ruadh live at the Beermageddon festival in 2019, or at least I think I have, because on the day in question, I made an ill-fated decision to sit in the sun for a… Continue Reading →

Wolcensmen – Though the Ether, Live Stream 12/4/20

Wolcensmen were due to be playing at the Indie Recordings Label Night as a precursor to this year’s Inferno Metal Festival but world events have of course laid those plans to rest. The festival will return next Easter and by… Continue Reading →

Malokarpatan – Krupinské ohne (Invictus Productions)

I think this band are truly unique and I am pleased to report on this their third album. Malokarpatan are from Slovakia and wander the dark corners of black metal, but with so much more depth. On their debut ‘Stridžie… Continue Reading →

Turia – Degen van Licht (Eisenwald)

Mankind has probably always been in awe of mountains, but only relatively recently have we started really exploring them. Only 300 years ago, mountaineering, or visiting the Earth’s peaks for recreational purposes, was unheard of.  Before the 18th century, mountains… Continue Reading →

Reaper – Unholy Nordic Noise (Iron Bonehead)

So, if there was to be a prize this year for the album title that most accurately described the music therein, it would be “Unholy Nordic Noise”. I like to think that the Swedish crew have just time-travelled in from… Continue Reading →

Nocturnalia – III: Winter (The Sign)

I’d sort of given up on hearing anything new by Nocturnalia. This unique Swedish heavy/psyche band presented me with one of my favourite albums of 2015 – I knew nothing about them, took a punt on something I wouldn’t normally,… Continue Reading →

Rudra – Invoking the Gods (Trishul Records)

This is an interesting release from Singaporean Vedic metal band Rudra. The first six tracks are tributes to their influences in the metal world, so there are numbers from Sepultura, Slayer, Black Sabbath, Obituary, Death, and Bathory. The final five… Continue Reading →

Ereb Altor – Järtecken (Hammerheart)

Over their last few releases, Sweden’s Ereb Altor have been pushing the boundaries of their Bathory-esque Viking Metal sound, sometimes darker, sometimes folkier – always epic. “Järtecken” sees an amalgamation of previous guises, delivered by a band suddenly brimming with… Continue Reading →

Asagraum – Dawn Of Infinite Fire (Edged Circle)

Two years ago I reviewed ‘Potestas Magicum Diaboli’ by these devilish Dutch folk. I proclaimed it a triumph of a debut and waxed lyrical about the bands thunderous Black Metal. Now two years later “Dawn of Infinite Fire” the gruesome twosome… Continue Reading →

Cemetery Lights – The Underworld (Nuclear war Now!)

USBM from Rhode Island – Cemetery Lights have a penchant for the classics. I am not talking Mayhem and Darkthrone I mean ancient civilisations.  They released a debut cassette Lamuralia last year which focussed on Rome, this was followed by the… Continue Reading →

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