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Numenorean – Adore (Season Of Mist)

Numenoreans are folk of Numenroea – an island in Middle Earth where lived the greatest of men. Yup more Tolkien in metal.  Here though Numenorean are a post (ish) Black Metal band from Calgary. Their debut “Home” in 2016 was a collection… Continue Reading →

NAG – Nagged To Death (Fysisk Format)

Can’t complain, this is the right way to get ‘nagged to death’ especially when the means of doing so is by delivering us a nice slab of vinyl. It was a timely arrival too as I have been reading A… Continue Reading →

Baptists – Beacon of Faith (Southern Lord)

Walking through the woods on a foggy day in autumn is somewhat uncanny. You feel like walking in a bubble, because you can’t see far. The woods are unusually quiet. The fog swallows light and sound. When my dogs lift… Continue Reading →

Ubiquity – Forever/Denied (Third I Rex)

I downloaded this Italian band’s debut “Quiet In Hopelessness” released in 2017, available as a free download just in case you were wondering, to check out the bands progression but it appears they have overhauled their sound from a purely… Continue Reading →

All Pigs Must Die – Hostage Animal (Southern Lord)

For those unfamiliar with this act it contains a raft of notable personnel, namely Ben Koller (Converge), Matt Woods and Adam Wentworth (Bloodhorse), Kevin Baker (The Hope Conspiracy) and Brian Izzi (Trap Them). I have skirted the fringes of All… Continue Reading →

Full of Hell – Trumpeting Ecstasy (Profound Lore)

It’s been four years since “harsh grinding death” quartet Full of Hell released ‘Rudiments of Mutilation’ and their sound has evolved and transformed into a beast that is almost unrecognisable to where they first started. Full of Hell have, of… Continue Reading →

Sibiir – S/T (Fysisk Format)

This relatively new outfit from Norway released a venomous EP in 2015 by the title of “Swallow & Trap Them” melding black metal vitriol with post hardcore nihilism as the band releases a debut full length that appeared during the… Continue Reading →

Pigs – Wronger (Solar Flare)

I like pigs. Lovely oinky creatures, they also taste nice. After listening to the 2nd album from this New York trio, I think the band are OK too. Pigs consists of Unsane’s Dave Curran, Freshkills’ Jim Paradise, and Converge producer… Continue Reading →

Enabler – Fail To Feel Safe (Century Media)

‘Fail To Feel Safe’, the new effort from Ohio based hardcore/metal act Enabler is released through Century Media on August 7th. Written and performed entirely by front man Jeff Lohrber; the album is a succinct display of top quality musicianship… Continue Reading →

KEN mode – Success (Season Of Mist)

So I just got back in the saddle with reviewing, and I thought I would jump straight in the deep end. So I asked to review this band “KEN mode”, mainly on the basis that I have never heard them… Continue Reading →

Cavalera Conspiracy – Pandemonium (Napalm)

This is a project which needs no introduction. It is the third offering from the reunification of the Brazilian thrash metal rhythm section which churned classic albums like “Arise”, “Chaos A.D” and “Roots”. Igor and Max, now on good terms,… Continue Reading →

Siberian – Modern Age Mausoleum (Gaphals)

Hardcore merchants Shrine produced a couple of promising demos and have been touring Europe with their brand of Converge-meets-sludge musical compound which, from the evidence, all sounds ideal for the live circuit. But Shrine is no more (too many other… Continue Reading →

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