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Ragnarok – Non Debellicata (Agonia Records)

Named after the cataclysmic final battle in Scandinavian mythology, Ragnarok have consistently been delivering a fitting soundtrack for this version of Armageddon for a quarter of century and are marking this with the release of their ninth album ‘Non Debellicata’…. Continue Reading →

Schammasch – Hearts Of No Light (Prosthetic)

The Bible, I have learned, mentions a trumpet blast or rather multiple blasts performed by angels announcing the apocalypse, preceding the resurrection of the dead and the return of God to Earth. The angel on the cover of Schammasch’s new… Continue Reading →

Dysangelium – Death Leading (W.T.C.)

Dysangelium have hacked themselves quite a reputation despite only having one long player – Thánatos Áskçsis if you need reminding – and a couple of demos before that. Perhaps proving that its worth bottling yourself up and waiting for the… Continue Reading →

RDS220 – Hell Is A Truth Seen Too Late (Consouling Sounds)

Naming themselves after the “Soviet RDS-220 hydrogen bomb which is the most powerful nuclear weapon ever detonated” and with artwork in poppy shape with a scene of trench warfare it’s a case of lest we forget here from this group… Continue Reading →

Moloch / Arria Paetus – Split (Aesthetic Death)

A lovely slab of carefully curated vinyl here from the ever-reliable Aesthetic Death. Housed in a gatefold sleeve with striking artwork from Pierre Perichaud this split features two artists from the black metal underworld both differing in some ways but… Continue Reading →

Tome Of The Unreplenished / Starless Domain – Epistolary Of The Fall (Aesthetic Death)

I have to admit I hadn’t a clue what I was getting into when I asked for this from the review list (yes internet people, that’s what happens, we ask for things we hope we might enjoy and if we’re… Continue Reading →

Sarke – Gastwerso (Indie Recordings)

Album number 6 for Sarke and they don’t seem to be letting up. The past black and roll has given way to more of an epic groove driven sound that still drips icy evilness from every pore.  The fact that Sarke… Continue Reading →

Vaultwraith – Light The Candle In Honour Of Devils (Hells Headbangers)

This US act attracted me because the art work and logo for this album, something I used to do when finding new music years ago; sometimes it worked sometimes it did not. This band is curious as whilst the imagery… Continue Reading →

Caïna – Gentle Illness (Apocalyptic Witchcraft Recordings)

If there is one constant within the world of Caïna it’s that listeners can rely upon the sound of the one man black metal project to never stay the same. A definitive oxymoron, but across eight albums Andy Curtis-Brignell has… Continue Reading →

Nocturnal – The Greater Emptiness (Seance Records)

Although the spiritual home of black metal lies in Scandinavia, its impact can be felt rumbling around most of our beleaguered planet, and although Australia might not be the first country you think of when considering icy black metal, the… Continue Reading →

Merda Mundi – Hatred (Malpermesita Records)

When the synopsis read that this package was ‘really nasty’ my interest peaked and I felt compelled to request it in order to be privy to the experience myself. Deha, and Merda Mundi, do not disappoint and launches the latest… Continue Reading →

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