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Horizon Ablaze – The Weight of a Thousand Suns (Leviatan Diger)

Avant-garde extreme metal albums seem to be following me around so far this year, and here’s another one from Norway’s Horizon Ablaze. “The Weight of a Thousand Suns” is a “journey through the human psyche and a deep dive into… Continue Reading →

Blood Red Throne, Wretched Soul, Sublime Eyes, Anoxide – London Boston Arms 15/4/17

The Boston Arms Music Room in London’s Tufnell Park plays host to a solid mix of bands tonight. Headliners Blood Red Throne are joined by some truly heavy colleagues all set to blast the senses and get energy levels cranked… Continue Reading →

Endezzma – The Arcane Abyss (Pulverised)

Pure Norwegian devil worship here! Endezzma was borne to rotten life by Trondr Nefas of Urgehal (R.I.P) along with Morten Shax. There’s been line-up changes aplenty but somehow the band have managed to soldier on and principally includes live members… Continue Reading →

Blood Red Throne –Union Of Flesh And Machine (Candlelight)

Flying the Norwegian flag for death metal Blood Red Throne have doggedly survived various genre insurgents since their formation and release of their debut album at the turn of the new millennium. Often overlooked even though the band has had… Continue Reading →

Inferno Festival 2016 – Day 3 – Oslo, Norway 25/3/16

Friday 25th March 2016 Taking things at a more leisurely pace during Friday I spent more money on some newer albums from the excellent Katakomben record shop situated a few minutes from the hotel. Ploughing through their racks meant another… Continue Reading →

Images At Twilight – Kings (Indie)

Achieving a balance between aggression and orchestration in the form of symphonic black metal can be challenging, and even well established bands have struggled at times in their career. “Kings” may be Images at Twilight’s debut album, but it’s fair… Continue Reading →

Horizon Ablaze – Dødsverk (Code666)

Here goes with Horizon Ablaze’s second album. Described as a “nihilistic apocalypse of molten extreme metal”, “Dødsverk” (Death Work) calls upon the violence you would associate with fellow Norwegians 1349 with a bit of our own Anaal Nathrakh thrown in… Continue Reading →

The Black Dahlia Murder – Everblack (Metal Blade)

I have never quite understood why this band has been lambasted by hordes of so called death metal fans when TBDM’s music is some of the most brutally potent and technical extreme death metal around. Often tagged with core tendencies… Continue Reading →

Zonaria – Arrival Of The Red Sun (Listenable Records)

Back in 2007 I managed to hear this band through their debut, “Infamy and The Breed”, and was staggered at what this young lot, at the time, had to offer. Some two years after and “The Cancer Empire” was let… Continue Reading →

Nexhymn – Black Horizon EP (Self Released)

I seem to have had a lot of female fronted material recently and this band hailing from Colorado is fronted by the scary Holly whose vocal barking is truly demonic and a match for Simone of Cerebral Bore or Jill… Continue Reading →

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