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Sjukdom – Stridshymner Og Dodssalmer (Osmose)

Sjukdom are as barren and bleak as the Norwegian landscape thy hail from. This is the bands second release, ‘Stridshymner Og Dodssalmer’, and is not to be confused with releases by bands with the same moniker from Sweden and USA…. Continue Reading →

Djevelkult – Når Avgrunnen Åpnes (Saturnal Records)

The symbiotic relationship between Norway and black metal is one that has existed for about 30 years and still continues to produce quality bands and if you go to the Inferno festival in Oslo you can certainly vouch for my… Continue Reading →

Inferno Festival 2018 – Day 4, Oslo Norway 1/4/18

Easter Sunday brought the fourth and final day of this year’s Inferno Festival, and another sold out day with a mouthwatering line up was in store. Norwegian black metal band Djevel got the evening underway and they wasted no time delivering their… Continue Reading →

Sex Dumpster – Lord Alcohol (S/R)

Chances are, unless you have no job / family / life and spend every waking hour scouring the internet for the latest in underground extreme music, that you have probably never heard of Alaskans….Sex Dumpster. The band name itself conjures… Continue Reading →

Funeral Winds – Sinister Creed (Avantgarde)

…I get a feeling that 2018 is going to be a good year for fast, furious and brutal black metal… Now, Funeral Winds may take a bit of time getting a full-length record out, but when they do, they don’t… Continue Reading →

Ayat- Carry on, Carrion (Moribund)

It is hard for me to review this album by Lebanese BM bods Ayat objectively. A lot is made online of the threat that these guys live under due to their anti religious , anti conformist stance. As far as… Continue Reading →

The 3rd Attempt – Egocidal Path (Dark Essence)

I really enjoyed ‘Born In Thorns, The 3rd Attempt’s 1st Attempt, now a couple of years after that, this is their 2nd. Containing ex members of Carpathian Forest Tchort and Blood Pervertor who no doubt got a bit fed up… Continue Reading →

Patria – Magna Adversia (Soulseller Records)

I was very lucky and extremely pleased to have seen this Brazilian band play Inferno Festival a couple of years ago giving me call to check them out fully. This album is the bands sixth but the first in three… Continue Reading →

359 – The Path Of Ayin (Schattenkult Produktionen)

Obviously my first point of investigative journalism (otherwise known as being plain bloody nosy) here was wondering about the significance of the name of these Finns. 359, isn’t that the time the goose drunk wine, nope just ten out, how… Continue Reading →

In The Woods – Pure (Debemur Morti Productions)

The reformation of Norwegian avant-garde and progressive metallers In The Woods in 2014 was highly anticipated as the band released some of the most challenging and wholly satisfying albums in the 90s operating on the fringes of the Norwegian black… Continue Reading →

Gloomy Grim – The Age Of Aquarius (Satanath Records)

I gotta be honest, I really struggled with ‘Under The Spell Of The Unlit’, the 2008 release from Finnish symphonic black metal crew Gloomy Grim. On spec, it pretty much ticked all the boxes, however despite the excellent playing and… Continue Reading →

Anal Blasphemy – Western Decadence (Iron Bonehead)

This is the fourth release from Finland’s Anal Blasphemy which is the putrid spawn of Molestor Kadostus  – a one man kvlt band here.  This a raw and spiky, living up to Molestor’s self labelled “Bestial Black Metal Filth” …. Continue Reading →

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