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Inferno Festival Day Three – Oslo Rockefeller and John Dee 20/4/19

Having cleared the hangover with a big breakfast, I made my annual trip to the infamous Neseblod store. I have written about this in previous years’ reviews so won’t go into detail except to say that Neseblod has a huge place in… Continue Reading →

Feral – Flesh For Funerals Eternal (Transcending Obscurity)

Swedish Death Metal has a very distinct sound about it popularized in the 90’s by bands such as Entombed, Dismember and Carnage to name but a few. This riff heavy, muddy, filth covered style has inspired bands the world over… Continue Reading →

Kreator, Dimmu Borgir, Hatebreed, Bloodbath – London The Roundhouse – 16/12/18

Great thing about a gig starting early on a Sunday is that you can actually get there in good time and watch the first band. As the lights dimmed and the intro tape started playing, Bloodbath wandered on stage shrouded… Continue Reading →

Bloodbath – The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn (Peaceville)

I decided to review this album on a whim, and I’m extremely glad that I did. Being familiar with Katatonia since the late 90s and a fan of Paradise Lost since the early 90s certainly put me in good stead,… Continue Reading →

Binah – Phobiate (Osmose)

To play live or not that is the question, artists not choosing to play their music in a live setting is no new idea. Rather famously the Black Metal scene is littered with solo projects and underground bands not wishing… Continue Reading →

Lik – Carnage (Metal Blade)

It’s good to know that Sweden is maintaining its cultural heritage of rip-roaring death-thrash metal with deep riffs and extravagant melodies. So Lik has come on the scene to blow our minds and rip flesh. “Carnage” is their second album…. Continue Reading →

Autopsy – Puncturing The Grotesque (Peaceville)

This seven track EP is Autopsy celebrating their thirtieth year as a band. Thirty gore soaked, depraved and sick as fuck years. I make no bones about it, Autopsy are one of my personal favourite bands of any metal genre… Continue Reading →

Damnation Festival – Leeds University Union 4/11/17

As I approached the University Union in Leeds, on a cold November morning, I could feel the air of anticipation growing, for I was about to embark on the annual bonfire weekend extravaganza that is the Damnation Festival. There were… Continue Reading →

Deadfreight of Soul – Tortured Puppets (Kernkraftritter Records)

Deadfreight Of Soul are a finely tuned machine direct from Augsburg in Bavaria, and this five piece are intent on putting their home town firmly on the metal map. The band were generated in a cellar as a trio in… Continue Reading →

Paradise Lost – Medusa (Nuclear Blast)

Now, if you thought that the veteran gothic/doom metalers had gone back to basics with 2015’s ‘The Plague Within’, wait until you hear this gnarly little fucker. Almost completely devoid of PL’s more grandiose leanings, ‘Medusa’ is certainly their heaviest… Continue Reading →

Sincarnate – In Nomine Homini (Hatework)

Romanian band Sincarnate cite their influences as Nile/Dissection/My Dying Bride, and the ominous tones of Portishead, and proudly wearing those on their sleeve, present their second full-length album ‘In Nomine Homini’. Raging death metal with a blackened soul, exhaling doom… Continue Reading →

Necroblood – Collapse of the Human Race (Iron Bonehead / Amor Fati)

Necroblood’s first full length release Collapse of the Human Race is an absolute tour de force of an album. If wonderfully catastrophic blackened death with a smattering of grindcore thrown in is your thing, then Collapse of the Human Race… Continue Reading →

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