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The Suns Journey Through The Night – Eternal Black Transmissions (Repose Records)

I expect we are going to hear plenty of isolationist black metal hermits decomposing music during “the great plague of 2020” and this is one of them. Eschewing the normal social media route and indeed not even having a presence… Continue Reading →

Atarka – Sleeping Giant (S/R)

When I first looked up the band name, I was directed to a Brazilian folk metal band with an affinity for alcohol rather than the quintet from Birmingham. Thankfully their style is far more aggressive and more fun for me… Continue Reading →

Opium Lord – Vore (Sludgelord Records)

There’s something decidedly foul going on with this, the second full length from Birmingham misery merchants, Opium Lord.  Vore is thoroughly dark, unpleasant and violent; it’s a glimpse into the minds of some twisted individuals.  The album contains elements of… Continue Reading →

Napalm Death – Coded Smears and Other Uncommon Slurs (Century Media)

Look, let’s not waste anyone’s time here: you all know who Napalm Death are, and if – by any chance you don’t, well, then there’s frankly no hope for you by now. To say Napalm Death are an institution is… Continue Reading →

Khost – Governance (Cold Spring)

Noise mangling duo Khost seem to be on a roll at the moment. They are playing no shortage of shows which is where I first unsuspectingly caught them and this is their sixth release since 2014. Last encountered being deconstructed… Continue Reading →

Alunah – Solennial (Svart)

For over a decade now, Alunah has remained one of the UK’s consistently finest purveyors of superb Doom, albeit having had assorted labels such as the very niche “female fronted occult rock” tag that was beloved of so many reviewers…. Continue Reading →

Quartz – Fear No Evil (High Roller)

One of the things to be genuinely treasured about the NWOBHM is the number of bands that have soldiered (pun intended) on or quietly slipped out of retirement now the kids have grown up. It’s both a sobering reminder that… Continue Reading →

Kroh – Altars (Devizes/ Minotauro)

Kroh’s relatively brief lifespan hasn’t been without its’ ups and downs. With one album and a couple of split releases to their name, “Altars” represents a fresh start and a new line-up for the Birmingham band. Main man, Paul Kenney… Continue Reading →

Disarm Goliath – Wisdom And War (S/R)

Whilst no stranger to this website, these West Midlands residents play traditional metal. If you like Maiden post-1995, then this will excite. On their last outing, 2013’s ‘Born to Rule’, I found to be a rousing release; but this time… Continue Reading →

Spawned From Hate – Accelerated Butchery (S/R)

It’s relatively safe to say that any band heralding from the heavy metal capital of the world (Birmingham obviously), can be approached with an air of sunny optimism. This air of optimism is not wasted on Brutal Death lads Spawned… Continue Reading →

Opium Lord – The Calendrical Cycle: Eye of Earth (Candlelight)

Brummie five-piece Opium Lord gained huge recognition with their 2013 EP ‘The Calendrical Cycle – Prologue: The Healer’, managing to catch the attention of Candlelight who signed the band last summer, and it’s through them that the band release debut… Continue Reading →

Napalm Death – Apex Predator – Easy Meat (Century Media)

There are some that think Napalm should’ve knocked it on the head back in 1989 after the ‘Mentally Murdered’ EP. That Napalm Death is now a covers band & that anything from ‘Harmony Corruption’ onwards is shit. These people (thankfully… Continue Reading →

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