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Exhumed / Gruesome -Twisted Horror (Relapse)

Splits are strange things, I’ve never been one to be particularly drawn to them unless I’m being a completist of a band’s discography, and even then I seldom listen to them. I do kind of think that there is an… Continue Reading →

Ecnephias – Seven: The Pact Of Debauchery (My Kingdom Music)

The aptly titled album is the seventh by the Italian trio, and the third I’ve been privileged to review. As is their want their lyrics are both in English and Italian, with the latter songs seeming far broodier and melancholy… Continue Reading →

Collapsus – Shockwaves Of Decline (S/R)

Collapsus may not be an established household name, especially on these shores, but it may surprise many that they have been in existence since the late 90’s. they released two demos in the 2000’s and have now launched an attack… Continue Reading →

Invictus – The Catacombs of Fear (FDA Records)

Wow they are a lot of bands called Invictus! A quick search on Encyclopaedia Metallum unearths 10. Are they all such fans of Matt Damon and rugby I wonder? This particular Invictus are a three piece Death Metal band from… Continue Reading →

Loathfinder / Druj – Aspects Of Oblation (Godz Ov War)

A Polish / US split here I believe. Not that I’m familiar with either band, mind, but let’s have a listen. Poles Loathfinder are first. ‘Soil Of The Starving’ opens up and rages with some ferocious, chaotic death metal howling… Continue Reading →

Reveal! – Scissorgod (Sepulchral Voice)

My first experience with Sweden’s Reveal was putting their debut ‘Nocturne of Eyes and Teeth’ as my number one album of 2011. ‘Scissorgod’ represents their third release with a style now difficult to pin down. Black, death, thrash, even avant-garde,… Continue Reading →

Rudra – Invoking the Gods (Trishul Records)

This is an interesting release from Singaporean Vedic metal band Rudra. The first six tracks are tributes to their influences in the metal world, so there are numbers from Sepultura, Slayer, Black Sabbath, Obituary, Death, and Bathory. The final five… Continue Reading →

Gatecreeper – Deserted (Relapse Records)

Having generated quite the buzz with their debut album back in 2016, Arizonian death metallers Gatecreeper, have (if you believe the press surrounding the release of this their new album) quite the task in upping the ante and surpassing the… Continue Reading →

Coffins – Beyond the Circular Demise (Relapse Records)

Heavy metal, eh? She’s a queer old mistress, I reckon. I’ve been into metal as my primary musical love since I can remember, and she’s got so much to offer. Sometimes, I need to hear her in her most complex… Continue Reading →

Morast – Il nostro silenzio (Totenmusik / Van)

A morose and atmospheric slab of doomy death here from this German quartet who have tied their second album in thematically with a narrative of “noises inside the head.” New to me as are other bands the quartet currently play… Continue Reading →

Temple of Dread – Blood Craving Mantras (Testimony)

This is a German Death metal band whom have a remarkable sound and presence, like the masters Death, Benediction and Obituary. References also include Morgoth, but hey, you get the picture. Temple of Dread started last year when Ex-Slaughterday member… Continue Reading →

Armageddon Death Squad – Necrosmose (Great Dane Records)

This debut effort by the French death metallers first materialised towards the latter half of 2018 as an independent release but having signed to Great Dane it has got a second push to garner more attention which it should rightly… Continue Reading →

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