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Dark Tranquillity – Atoma (Century Media)

Atoma is a Belgium brand of stationary, it’s also the name of Dark Tranquillity’s 11th album. At least one of these facts is important! What the concept behind the title is exactly I have been unable to divulge so far… Continue Reading →

Athorn – Necropolis (Dr. Music Records)

Originality is often scarce in metal these days as most topics have been covered in one shape or another via various genre platforms. Conceptually raking the undead subgenre via a different premise of impending annihilation with subsequent effects after a… Continue Reading →

Suidakra – Realms Of Odoric (AFM)

Hailing from Düsseldorf in the North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany, Suidakra have been plying their trade now for over two decades. Originally ‘Gloryfication’ and delivering a hybrid of thrash and death metal, the four piece changed direction, embracing a more… Continue Reading →

The Foreshadowing – Seven Heads Ten Horns (Cyclone Empire)

“Melancholic Gothic Doom Metal”. Never a description to warm the old cockles is it? In itself it’s a genre that can contain many variables…OK, it’s a fair guess it will be sparse on the optimistic/joyous/fun/hopeful side of things (sounds like… Continue Reading →

Omnium Gatherum – Grey Heavens (Lifeforce)

Uhm, wow! This is Omnium Gatherum’s seventh album, I have their fifth album from 5 years ago after seeing them live back then, but hadn’t actually realised they’d been around for 20 years now and had such a body of… Continue Reading →

Obscura – Akroasis (Relapse)

I think it’s fair to say that Obscura mainman Stefan Kummerer is something of an enthusiast of the works and approach of the late, great Death mainman Chuck Schuldiner. Much like Schudiner did throughout the 1990s, across the last decade,… Continue Reading →

Disquiet – The Condemnation (Soulseller)

Formed in Utrecht back in 2008, Dutch melodic thrash metal five piece Disquiet have caused quite a stir. With their debut album “Scars Of Undying Grief”, they had a fairly successful 2013 with regards to touring, sharing the stage with… Continue Reading →

Melted Space – The Great Lie (Sensory)

This album should have had me running to the hills screaming and trying to distance myself as far away from it as possible. Melted Space are a project that were originally formed by Pierre Le Pape of Wormfood and essentially… Continue Reading →

Raise Hell – Written In Blood (Black Lodge)

Long standing Swedish thrashers Raise Hell are back with a new line up and a new album. Hailing from Stockholm, the four piece return after a nine year absence with the follow up to “City Of The Damned” to bring… Continue Reading →

Soilwork – The Ride Majestic (Nuclear Blast)

You’d think that two years after their masterful double album ‘The Living Infinite’ and having already released the killer ‘Live In The Heart Of Helsinki’ album / dvd already this year these hardworking Swedes might fancy a bit of time… Continue Reading →

Either Way – Behind The Light (S/R)

Hailing from Northern France and playing a very Scandinavian brand of melodic death metal, the promising Either Way are all set to unleash their debut offering on the musical world via Great Dane Records. Being likened to Dark Tranquillity in… Continue Reading →

Dying Humanity – Deadened (Bastardized)

Chemnitz based five piece Dying Humanity return with their fourth album “Deadened”.  The album itself is a heavy mix of groove metal, thrash metal and death metal, taking the heaviness, intensity and power of all styles, adding in some powerful… Continue Reading →

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