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Horned Almighty – To Fathom The Master’s Grand Design (Scarlet Records)

I have been enjoying these horny Danes output since 1st hearing their Devil’s Music back in 2006 and continued following the musical exploits of Helpig, Harm, S and newer bassist Haxen ever since. Theirs is a brand of quite accessible… Continue Reading →

Kommando Baphomet – Blood Gospels Of Satanic Inquisition (Godz Ov War)

Often times I think that if I had a shred of musical talent or indeed had any intention of playing music then I would front a War Metal band. I can’t think of anything more visceral than the Blackened Death… Continue Reading →

Hellsodomy – Morbid Cult (Saturnal)

Much like any other scene or even fandom for the wider entertainment spectrum Metal is vastly unknown to outsiders. It’s strikingly comical in fact just how little people know about the genre. I mean take the somewhat recent Tool outbursts… Continue Reading →

Bölzer – Lese Majesty (Lightning & Sons)

After keeping us waiting 8 years for their debut, ‘Hero’, it would appear Swiss duo, Bölzer, are in no hurry to provide a follow-up, opting instead for yet another EP with ‘Lese Majesty’. Having toured extensively, the majority of Bölzer’s… Continue Reading →

Nevalra – Conjure The Storm (M-Theory Audio)

I had the good fortune to catch Nevalra live recently when they rolled into town on the Carach Angren tour package, and as the opening band they proved themselves worthy visionaries for the black metal facet of the metal world…. Continue Reading →

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 →

Eridu – Lugalbanda (S/R)

Now why German band Eridu should be concerned with the legend of Lugalbanda from the ancient times of Mesopotamia is unclear. Even Rick Wakeman never managed that one. To be fair, the band clearly don’t work in half measures and… Continue Reading →

Thorybos – The Foul And The Flagrant (Bleak Bone Mortualia)

There’s nothing better than a short, concise and on point PR statement rather than a gushing overblown essay on why you should listen to a band. That’s exactly what we got here as an introduction to German black deathsters Thorybos… Continue Reading →

Sathamel – Horror Vacui (S/R)

Once more something stirs in what I am now convinced is a remarkable UKBM scene. It seems to be growing particularly strong in Wales and the North or England at the moment and it’s the latter from where black/death outfit… Continue Reading →

Belzebubs – Pantheon Of The Nightside Gods (Century Media)

I’ve been waiting for this album for months, after all, I have been a fan of the band for more than 2 years now, after starting to read their adventures on http://belzebubsofficial.tumblr.com before finally getting to watch the “Blackened Call”… Continue Reading →

AntropomorphiA – Merciless Savagery (Metal Blade)

Naked lady on cover and no doubt very cold by the looks of it and plenty more uses of the letter v instead ov f, yep AntropomorphiA are back. It seem like only yesterday since we were discussing Sermon Ov… Continue Reading →

In Shadows And Dust – Enlightened By Darkness (Redefining Darkness)

At the beginnings of Black Metal, most specifically within the Norwegian lands the collaboration of both Black and Death Metal would likely be seen as drastically abhorrent despite several bands in the scene showing a close allegiance to the genre… Continue Reading →

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