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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 →

Abbath – Outstrider (Season Of Mist)

As a long-time fan of Immortal I am starting to feel like the tug of love corpse painted child. The parents can no longer see eye to eye and are dropping us kids off at a Toby Carvery to be… Continue Reading →

Denial Of God – The Shapeless Mass (Osmose)

‘Black Horror Metal’ since 1991 apparently; that’s this Danish trio. Now how they’ve got to nearly twenty years of existence in this kind of area without me even coming across them before, other than a vague recognition of their logo… Continue Reading →

Ravensire – A Stone Engraved In Red (Cruz Del Sur Music)

Portuguese Epic/Heavy Metal band Ravensire, are back with their third call-to-arms and a continued flag-flying of the Metal standard, planting it firmly where they please with their now expected drive and conviction. Don’t expect keyboards, symphonic bursts, operatic vocals…or for… Continue Reading →

Power From Hell – Profound Evil Presence (High Roller)

Blackened Thrash from Brazil given the Fenriz thumbs up. Power From Hell have slapped on their corpse paint and strapped on the spikes to let rip with some orange squeezing , head snapping horrors. This is their 6th album in 18… Continue Reading →

Thronehammer – Usurper Of The Oaken Throne (Church Within Records)

You what mate? Doom? Six tracks….. an hour & twenty minutes long? I do the death & thrash stuff don’t I? Well bugger me, this is good. Thronehammer are a trio hailing from the UK and Germany featuring members of… Continue Reading →

Devil Master – Satan Spits On Children Of Light (Relapse Records)

Well here’s a big slice of frantic metal joy! Devil Master are a quartet hailing from Philadelphia that play an unholy mash up of blackened death metal and punk with a liberal dollop of goth rock – think Nunslaughter playing… Continue Reading →

Goatkraft – Sulphurous Northern Bestiality (Iron Bonehead)

War Metal, the veracious embodiment of stereotypes within the Metal scene. Outsiders looking in on the world of Metal see themes of horror, blasphemy, destruction, warfare and chaos. If you’re being completely honest with yourself are these not the things… Continue Reading →

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