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Gaerea – Unsettling Whispers (Transcending Obscurity)

Gaerea – Unsettling Whispers (Transcending Obscurity)

Hailing from Portugal, Gaerea is one of the promising artists on the Transcending Obscurity roster. After a self-titled EP, the masked men of Gaerea are now ready to unleash their debut full length upon the world, called “Unsettling Whispers”. Starting with the mysterious and atmospheric.. Read More
Invocation Spells – Spread Cruelty In The Abyss (Hells Headbangers)

Invocation Spells – Spread Cruelty In The Abyss (Hells Headbangers)

Naturally Metal is an ever evolving genre, but back in the early days Metal saw a huge array of progressive steps from the early days of Sabbath to the NWOBHM and beyond the genre was constantly growing and expanding. However one subgenre emerged that would.. Read More
Slidhr – The Futile Fires Of Man (Van Records)

Slidhr – The Futile Fires Of Man (Van Records)

One man projects in the Metal world may not be uncommon but they have always intrigued me. The sense of isolation from an individual, the thought that only a single solitary person has the willingness, desire and drive to create resonates in me as a.. Read More
Schrat – Alptraumgänger (Folter Records)

Schrat – Alptraumgänger (Folter Records)

Despite the fact that I am a massive fan of Death Metal and despite the fact that Iron Maiden are the greatest band to have ever existed if someone asked me to describe Metal I would probably show them raw untamed Black Metal. Nothing encompasses.. Read More
Trautonist – Ember (Wolves And Vibrancy Records / Pest Productions)

Trautonist – Ember (Wolves And Vibrancy Records / Pest Productions)

Very rarely do I get an actual vinyl to review these days as Trautonist has seen fit to send their second album as a vinyl copy, and a gold vinyl at that too. The German trio has a self-titled debut that was a solid post-black.. Read More
Hyrgal – Serpentine (Ladlo Productions)

Hyrgal – Serpentine (Ladlo Productions)

Having been around for ten years this French act has released only one split during that time and within their ranks they have an ex-member of Svart Crown, namely Clément Flandrois who does vocals and guitar on this, the band’s debut full length. An elongated.. Read More
Al-Namrood - 10 Years of Resistance (Shaytan Productions)

Al-Namrood – 10 Years of Resistance (Shaytan Productions)

It’s often said that metal is a way of life, and for many within the metal community this holds true. However, how many would continue if it meant risking imprisonment or even facing the death penalty? You have to admire and respect those whose passion.. Read More
Firtan - Okeanos (AOP Records)

Firtan – Okeanos (AOP Records)

At a recent Wolves in the Throne Room gig I was chatting to a friend about our musical preferences in the world of extreme music and while we both enjoy most subgenres his leaning is more towards bludgeoning death metal, whereas I prefer something with.. Read More
Craft - White Noise And Black Metal (Season of Mist)

Craft – White Noise And Black Metal (Season of Mist)

Vitriolic, malevolent, demonic and raw are all words which combine to provide us with this long awaited full-length release from these Swedish comrades of the black metal underworld. ‘White Noise And Black Metal’ is expelled onto us from this misanthropic unholy troop, and is widely.. Read More
Immortal – Northern Chaos Gods (Nuclear Blast)

Immortal – Northern Chaos Gods (Nuclear Blast)

The UK is in the middle of a heatwave. The news is full of sweltering red faced folks and my social media feed is full of red shouldered metallers  at Graspop or Hellfest. SO of course now is the ripe time for original Blizzard Beasts.. Read More
Akvan – Forgotten Glory (Shaytan Productions)

Akvan – Forgotten Glory (Shaytan Productions)

This is black metal from Iran – not a common event, I imagine. “Forgotten Glory” is influenced by Iran’s art, literature, history, mythology and music. Akvan have been active and productive since 2015. It starts with an ostensibly calming and wistful traditional piece, which puts.. Read More