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Friendship – Undercurrent (Southern Lord)

It’s a familiar trope of lazy, hackneyed critiquing to take the geographical origins of any band you’re lucky enough to review and wrap your 500 words around tired cultural clichés and pass that off as inspired and insightful reviewing. That… Continue Reading →

Hate – Auric Gates of Veles (Metal Blade Records)

The music of Hate is the epitome of Polish death metal. Discuss. Having been around for 28 years, the warmongering isn’t over yet. “Auric Gates of Veles” is the band’s eleventh album. I think it’s the sustained contempt which is… Continue Reading →

Ripped To Shreds – Demon Scriptures (Pulverised Records)

There is a lot to be said about introducing cultural influences as lyrical inspirations and conceptual themes for songs and albums. Sometimes it works rather well, sometimes it backfires and people get up in arms about it and call cultural… Continue Reading →

Temple Koludra – Seven! Sirens! To A Lost Archetype (Transcending Obscurity)

Although founded in 2010, Temple Koludra are a relatively young band regarding releases and fan base. However, the people behind it, though preferring to remain unknown, are very likely experienced musicians. The album at hand, the band’s first after two… Continue Reading →

Beheaded – Only Death Can Save You (Agonia)

I don’t make much of a secret of it, Brutal Death Metal to me is the pinnacle of music, aside from Iron Maiden of course, but that is another subject for another time. I first discovered Brutal Death Metal some… Continue Reading →

Darkthrone – Old Star (Peaceville)

Yep I know this is in the shops (what few remain) already but we are not exactly late to the party. The old stars behind the album should need no introduction Gylve and Ted aka Fenriz and Nocturno Culto have… Continue Reading →

Firespawn – Abomination (Century Media Records)

There is a train of thought that when well established band members invest their time, skill and energy into a new project,that said ability can be spread too far, even when you have such elite members that comprise this Swedish… Continue Reading →

Fetid – Steeping Corporeal Mess (20 Buck Spin)

I’ve said it before but it’s worth reiterating, I love Death Metal and the horror that comes with it. Fun fact, when I was a teenager I saved up all my pocket money for a few weeks just so I… Continue Reading →

Fulci – Tropical Sun (Time To Kill Records)

As well as being a huge music nerd I am equally a massive fan of cinema, I even went as far as to study media at college, and no not as a doss but rather with genuine interest. The notions… Continue Reading →

Krypts – Cadaver Circulation (Dark Descent)

I think the reason that I love Death Metal so very much is because of how eclectic it is. The lyrical themes that are covered are broad and enticing, and the musicianship equally so. If you want to take the… Continue Reading →

Vader – Thy Messenger (Nuclear Blast)

It has been 18 years since I bought a Vader album and nearly as long since I have seen them live. The first thing that’s clearly apparent as I listen to this five track EP, they have lost none of… Continue Reading →

Esoctrilihum – The Telluric Ashes Of The Ö Vrth Immemorial Gods (I, Voidhanger)

The use of symphonic or orchestrated elements in Metal is something that as the years have gone by has become more prevalent. I feel that for the most part it represents a sort of mainstream accessibility giving listeners catchy hooks… Continue Reading →

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