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Death Comes Crawling – Looking For Semblance (I, Voidhanger)

Something different as we reach towards Yule. Dis Pater, of Midnight Odyssey fame amongst other projects, has always been an artist of singular vision and distinctive sound, and if you are a fan of Midnight Odyssey then the fact that… Continue Reading →

Kontinuum – Kyrr (Candlelight)

It was no hardship to listen to Kontinuum’s 2012 album “Earth Blood Magic” again in preparation for this one. Rightly the Icelandic band’s contribution to “hypnotic and spiritual music noise” received universal claim. “Kyrr” is another album of intrigue, and… Continue Reading →

Order Of Isaz – Seven Years Of Famine (Season Of Mist)

I seem to be encountering building wave of Gothic Metal bands that seem intent on recapturing Gothic Metal from the symphonic Nightwish-a-likes that got dubbed with the term more due to image than sound. Gothic Metal – the male (more… Continue Reading →

ESO – Nothing Left to Lose (Trak Records)

Looking into the credentials of this band, no secret is made of the fact that they come from the pop-rock sector. ESO is the offshoot of esOterica, whose music was on Radio 1 and Planet Rock amongst others. Apparently the… Continue Reading →

Sybreed – God is an Automaton (Listenable Records)

To much fanfare comes “God is an Automaton”. This is Sybreed’s fourth album. With influences such as Fear Factory, Meshuggah, In Flames and Depeche Mode, their brand of music is termed “death wave”, which amounts to a mix of extreme… Continue Reading →

Nachtblut – Dogma (Napalm Records)

Nachtblut, as you might imagine from the name, are of Germanic origin. Translated into English, “Nightblood” doesn’t quite sound the same. Like a number of other bands, notably Rammstein, they make best use of the expressiveness and harshness of the… Continue Reading →

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