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Deiphago – I, The Devil (Hells Headbangers)

Blackened Death Metal, can there be a more pure genre? A marriage of perfect proportions bringing together all that is good from the underground and merging these two scenes in seamless harmony. However I can’t say I’ve always been the… Continue Reading →

Stained Blood – Nyctosphere (Blood Fire Death)

A true test of a band’s character is not how they cope when things are going well, but how they cope in the face of adversity, and it is fair to say that since their debut full length in 2015… Continue Reading →

Dakhma – Hamkar Atonement (Iron Bonehead)

Is there anything more Metal than subject matter pulled from ancient religious texts? Probably not and in the times of the present this brand of unholy scripture is prime subject matter for the forward progression of Metals chaos fuelled underground…. Continue Reading →

Skan – Death Crown (Van Records)

‘Death Crown’ opens up with an eerie intro, knocks, and screeches a plenty, which all builds to an anticipatory feeling that surrounds the release from this American blackened death crew. Skan then launch into the album proper, and deliver us… Continue Reading →

Misanthropic Existence – Death Shall Be Served (Aesthetic Death)

I understand that this album is a re-release on the basis that the original had limited exposure, as is the way when bands on a limited budget can only do so much. Now released through the Aesthetic Death label and… Continue Reading →

Grey Heaven Fall – Black Wisdom (Aesthetics Of Devastation)

This one came out at the tail end of last year and although this Russian based band are completely new to me they have certainly created a lasting impression. There is little in the way of light about this their second… Continue Reading →

Ævangelist – Enthrall to the Void of Bliss (20 Buck Spin)

Ævangelist have been at the forefront of a wave of chaotic and dismally seductive death metal since their first full release in 2012. Some of their other releases have been a little more variable but at its best the band… Continue Reading →

By The Patient – Gehenna (Lifeforce)

Four suitably grim looking gentlemen from Denmark present us with some blackened death metal. I felt a tang of Hypocrisy and a waft of Amon Amarth in there but “Gehenna” wends its own way darkly and creepily and in a… Continue Reading →

Morbosidad – Tortura (Nuclear War Now)

As some will be aware, Morbosidad is a cult black metal band which has been in existence since the early ‘90s. Despite this fact, and although I have had numerous opportunities to purchase their stuff from mail orders, this ‘Tortura’… Continue Reading →

Whore of Bethlehem – Upon Judas’ Throne (S/R)

Forming in 2009, this is the debut album from Texas’ Whore of Bethlehem, a band who very quickly enraptured me with their high quality musical output. The first thing which surprised me was that I was expecting something which sat… Continue Reading →

Behemoth – The Satanist (Nuclear Blast)

It was inevitable that a band like Behemoth would eventually burst its way out of the underground, eyes filled with blackness and balled fists busting with energy and lightning. Front man Nergal has, clearly, forever had big ideas beyond even… Continue Reading →

Necronomicon – Rise of the Elder Ones (Season of Mist)

Canadians Necronomicon have been doing the rounds of the blackened death metal scene for quite some time now, in fact they formed back in 1988. ‘Rise of the Elder Ones’ is their fourth full length studio album, and continuing their… Continue Reading →

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