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Shampoon Killer – 666 The Battle Of Discopylae (Hardbones Productions)

Oh fucking hell! I’m writing this review on the evening of 8th May 2015. The election results are in and here in the UK it looks like we’re gonna be diving headlong into another five years of Tory buffoonery. I… Continue Reading →

Et Moriemur – Ex Nihilo in Nihilum (Solitude)

My Dying Bride have a lot to answer for if, as I suspect, the proliferation of doom death bands across various parts of Europe can be laid at their feet. But while with My Dying Bride you can hear the… Continue Reading →

Brutally Deceased – Black Infernal Vortex (Doomentia)

I am sure the band have probably heard this before, but you would be totally forgiven for thinking that Brutally Deceased were from Stockholm, and are probably elder statesmen of underground Swedish Death metal. However, you would of course be… Continue Reading →

Panychida – Grief For An Idol (Paragon Records)

There are definitely no false idols to be found on this album from pagan black Czech horde Panychida. On this their third album the group take us on quite an enthralling journey through 50 minutes worth of music that is… Continue Reading →

Inferno – Omniabsence Filled By His Greatness (Agonia)

Inferno is one of those black metal bands whose back catalogue makes everyone else look lazy. Kicking off in the mid-nineties, they’ve had no fewer than 35 releases by rough count, mainly splits and demos but also, including this one,… Continue Reading →

Unborn – Awaken to Reality (SR)

Thrash metal is on the agenda from Unborn, a Czech band who have been around since 1995. They come with some pedigree, having been around since 1995 and released three albums, of which this is the third, since 2007. After… Continue Reading →

Somnus Aeternus – On the Shores of Oblivion (Solitude Productions)

As a quick glance at the band name and record label should tell you, this is gloomy doom-death from Eastern Europe, in this case the Czech Republic. ‘On the Shores of Oblivion’ is the band’s first full length, and it… Continue Reading →

Minority Sound – The Explorer (Metalgate)

When this arrived I was somewhat entranced by all the cover art which suggests something from space plummeting to earth. It was especially profound as we were getting reports of meteor showers lighting up the skies and I was starting… Continue Reading →

Avenger – Bohemian Dark Metal (Deathgasm)

Once I managed to determine the band logo, which even with a degree in BM logography was a humdinger, I was slightly confused as I would normally have associated the name Avenger with some sort of NWOBHM band. I would… Continue Reading →

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