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Pure Wrath – The Forlorn Soldier (Debemur Morti)

Pure Wrath are, despite two full lengths to their name, a new Indonesian one-man band to me and despite the name this is not lo-fi bestial war metal. In fact, as soon as ‘When A Great Man Dies’ begins you… Continue Reading →

Chthonic – Battlefields Of Asura (S/R)

It’s been five years since we’ve heard new material from Sing Ling Temple and Taiwan’s fiercest celestial defenders. Five years with precious little available outside of Taiwan to keep us occupied. Well apart from the Takasago Army and Bu-Tik albums… Continue Reading →

Chthonic – Bu Tik (Spinefarm)

A little history is in order here so if you just want the album review skip to paragraph two! Taiwan’s Chthonic seem to get on some Westerners’ wrong side. Some of it is the usual knuckledragging misogyny (they have the… Continue Reading →

Sorrowseed – The Extinction Prophecies (SR)

Although this album saw the darkness originally in 2011 it has probably pretty much escaped notice, certainly in the UK and that is a shame as considering the work that has gone into it, this self-released band from New England… Continue Reading →

Dark Ring – Reborn From The Inferno (Metal Hell)

China. Not the place you immediately think of for heavy metal, let alone Black Metal. Unless of course you have already made the acquaintance of marvelous Chinese Mongolian pagan metal horde Tengger Cavalry. In which case, why not? History and… Continue Reading →

Screaming Savior – Infinity (Metal Hell Records)

Firstly being advocate of the English language it annoys the hell out of me when I see words like saviour, colour etc spelt without the ‘u’; crikey it really annoys me in fact. Be that as it may I will… Continue Reading →

Tengger Cavalry – Sunesu Cavalry (Metal Hell)

It was a particular pleasure to have this review land in my lap as long suffering friends know how much I have raved about this bunch of Chinese Mongolian pagan metal Warlords since I first heard their demo when they… Continue Reading →

Bloodstock Open Air Saturday 11th August 2012

Napalm Death have this year off so it’s the turn of the other Brummie brutalists Benediction to open the main stage today. It does seem as though one or the other is guaranteed to play the festival each year, not… Continue Reading →

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