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Old Corpse Road – On Ghastly Shores Lays The Wreckage Of Our Lore (Trollzorn)

Due to….stuff… for the first time you will, on reading this review, be able to rush out and immediately buy this album as it is out. And you will, won’t you? Why? Well… Reworked logo and on their new label… Continue Reading →

Argesk – Realm Of Eternal Night (Clobber Records)

Having established themselves since 2017 as a regular and reliable fixture on the UK black metal live scene, Argesk have finally seen fit to furnish us with recordings of their compositions.  A full album release at this stage does seem… Continue Reading →

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 →

Öxxö Xööx – Ÿ (Blood Music)

I could bang on about how this was an experimental release from the power behind Igorrr, how much of a headfcuk it is and why you need to be on happy drugs to listen to it. But the description I’m… Continue Reading →

Denial of God – The Hallow Mass (Osmose / Hells Headbangers)

Putting your cold, dead finger on what makes Denial of God so compelling isn’t easy. But the really difficult bit is finding time to dip in and out of this because you know, each time you put it on, you’re… Continue Reading →

Cradle of Filth, Amazonica – London Palladium 19/10/19

I came to London for a 3 week vacation in June 1998 with a couple good friends and plans to see as many bands as we could during that time. The 3 of us weren’t really convinced about being dragged… Continue Reading →

Formicarius – Rending The Veil Of Flesh (Schwarzdorn)

Billed as “the new nobility of British black metal”, Formicarius appear to be suffering an identity crisis. Rising from the ashes of proggy fantasists Phyrexia in 2014, their debut album “Black Mass Ritual” gained the band attention with its symphonic… Continue Reading →

Non Serviam The Official Story Of Rotting Christ – Sakis Tolis & Dayal Patterson (Cult Never Dies)

If you are on this site and playing a word association game “Greece” will no doubt be swiftly followed by thoughts of Rotting Christ as much as package holidays. Without doubt, with over three decades of history behind the much… Continue Reading →

Hecate Enthroned – Embrace Of The Godless Aeon (M –Theory Audio)

Extreme Metal is a funny term, much like Viking Metal and Alternative Metal it is a bit of a non-genre. By that I mean that it has no real annotations pointing to distinct features. Death Metal, Black Metal or even… Continue Reading →

Thron – Abysmal (Listenable Records)

Ah, the mid-to-late nineties. When Dissection were the daddies of melodic black metal, Cradle Of Filth hadn’t yet gone through that short but awkward novelty phase, Emperor were recording classic albums instead of cashing in on them with phoned-in reunions,… Continue Reading →

Azziard – Metempsychose (Malpermesita Records)

Pulling this CD out of its wrapping I remembered the band name and that this deathly black troop from France had struck me as slightly bonkers on last album ‘Vesanie’ in 2014. At the time they had been in the… 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 →

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