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Hate – Auric Gates of Veles (Metal Blade Records)

The music of Hate is the epitome of Polish death metal. Discuss. Having been around for 28 years, the warmongering isn’t over yet. “Auric Gates of Veles” is the band’s eleventh album. I think it’s the sustained contempt which is… Continue Reading →

Nekrokraft – Servants (The Sign Records)

Swedish black metallers Nekrokraft have just unleashed their first full-length album ‘Servants’…And it’s a mixed bag to be fair. Following on from the 2016 mini-album ‘Will o’ Wisp’, ‘Servants’ is equal parts black/thrash and symphonic metal, that unfortunately fails to… Continue Reading →

Belphegor – Totenritual (Nuclear Blast)

Belphegor were born in Austria, in 1991, and came under the moniker of Betrayer, before finally sticking with the present name in 1993. In Demonology, Belphegor is a demon, and more specifically, one of the seven princes of hell. Also… Continue Reading →

Inferno Festival – Oslo, Norway 12-15th April 2017 Day 4

Day Four Saturday 15th April The final day of any festival is always bitter sweet, with a whole day’s festivities still to look forward to, but also knowing that it is almost over. Thankfully day four at Inferno was another… Continue Reading →

Necroblood – Collapse of the Human Race (Iron Bonehead / Amor Fati)

Necroblood’s first full length release Collapse of the Human Race is an absolute tour de force of an album. If wonderfully catastrophic blackened death with a smattering of grindcore thrown in is your thing, then Collapse of the Human Race… Continue Reading →

Khazaddum – In Dwarven Halls (S/R)

If you can imagine fusing the ferocious technicality and sheer power of Nile with the talent and brilliance of J.R.R Tolkien then you pretty much have American four piece Khazaddum nailed. Yep that’s right, Middle Earth Death Metal is now… Continue Reading →

Belphegor, Vital Remains, Hate, Ethereal, Sathamel – Sheffield Corporation 7/11/15

On paper this line up was a feast of extremity from various quarters of the globe as I arrived in Sheffield pondering our mental weather as the temperature was more spring like than wintry. Early door times seem to plague… Continue Reading →

Atomwinter – Iron Flesh (Black Skull)

If you like your death metal to be of the punishingly doomy variety then look no further than German powerhouse Atomwinter’s second full length release Iron Flesh, a relentless and chaotic tour de force that will evoke the inner war… Continue Reading →

Kataklysm – Of Ghosts and Gods (Nuclear Blast)

Any fan of metal knows exactly what they’re getting when it comes to a Kataklysm album and their impressive 12th release Of Ghosts and Gods is no exception. The groove heavy riffs, thunderous blast beats and Maurizio Iacono’s signature growls,… Continue Reading →

Mor Dagor – Redeemer (Osmose)

Having signed to Osmose Productions late last year, war-obsessed German metallers Mor Dagor have just released their 5th album ‘Redeemer’, and without a doubt, it’s one of the most exciting bombardments of blackened death metal to assault the ears in… Continue Reading →

Marduk, Belphegor, Bliss Of Flesh & Ethereal – London Underworld 26/2/15

There’s a barricade up in front of the stage tonight which is a rarity but it’s probably for the audience’s safety as much as the bands as nobody wants to get on the wrong side of Marduk’s vocalist Mortuus. It… Continue Reading →

Panzerchrist – 7th Offensive ( Listenable)

For those that already know this veteran band, the fact that this, their seventh full-length release (the clue is in the title) contains an all-new line-up won’t be a huge surprise. Panzerchrist has been a constantly changing collection of Danish… Continue Reading →

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