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Blasphamagoatachrist – Black Metal Warfare (Nuclear War Now)

If a band is on Nuclear War Now you know you are not gonna get blackgaze or folk. The band name is horrendously wonderful. An amalgamation of its members other acts – Blasphemy, Goatpenis and Antichrist (why leave penis out… Continue Reading →

Esoteric – Esoteric Emotions: The Death Of Ignorance (Aesthetic Death)

Now this is a real relic and not that I want to make anyone feel old or anything but it was quarter of a century ago that we were first exposed to the hallucinatory musical trauma of Esoteric. I can’t… Continue Reading →

Vitriol – S/T (Hellthrasher Productions)

Dankest German filthsters Vitriol released this debut as a demo on cassette format during 2016 and it has been picked up now by Hellthrasher Productions and given a new lease of death on CD. The Nürnberg based duo behind it… Continue Reading →

Creeping Flesh – Scorched (S/R)

After their first two EP’s Unravelled by War and Rising Terror, 2016 saw the return of Swedish Death Metallers Creeping Flesh with their latest demo Scorched. This delightful little demo consists of three tracks packed to the brim with speed,… Continue Reading →

Heathen Deity – Religious Purification Through Fire (S/R)

Funny you know, but for someone writing for a site that specialises in underground music I don’t get to listen to many Demos. Sad ‘cos I love them. A few even end up being regular spins years later (Atlantean Kodex,… Continue Reading →

Soulphernus – Peace is the Greatest Lie ov All (S/R)

Blackened death from Barnsley is what this 29 minute demo is. Now if I were to think of blackened death, I’d immediately conjure up visions of Behemoth. Judging by the first track “Come Force in the Name ov Daemons”, Soulphernus… Continue Reading →

Vorage – S/T (Hellthrasher)

Who was responsible for the phrase “metal of death” which seems to be getting bandied around more and more at the moment? The way I look at it this is the death metal equivalent of ‘orthodox black metal,’ it’s pretty… Continue Reading →

Hateful Desolation – Withering In Dust (Adimere Records)

This demo sees a meeting of minds from Italy and Egypt with Gray Ravenmoon providing the hateful vocal parts from the former and Void the desolate instrumental sections from the latter. Although only essentially two tracks there’s quite a lot… Continue Reading →

Dysangelium – Leviaxxis (World Terror Committee)

Absolutely no messing about courtesy of a short, sharp three-track demo from this Germanic five-piece. To hell with intros or any of that sort of window-dressing – ‘Til Only The Light is Left’ races out of the gates in a… Continue Reading →

Tarja – Left In The Dark (Ear Music)

It was about a year ago that I first heard that Ravel etched pitter-patter leading into barnstorming single Victim Of Ritual by Tarja. After just one play the song was embedded into my head for seemingly ever. A few plays… Continue Reading →

Mother Of Worms – The Grimoire Of Abomination Tales (Schattenkult Produktionen)

Filth, foulest stench fuelled pornographically enhanced necro filth! That’s what we have here from these sick Germans and not only that but they have gone and delivered it on old-school cassette too. Somehow it seems all the more apt getting… Continue Reading →

Damnation’s Hammer- Disciples of the Hex (I Hate)

A re-worked version of a 2009 demo, ‘Disciples of the Hex’ is the debut album by this Lancashire-based doom/death trio. The first thing that struck me when I headed to the band’s metal archives page was just how Celtic Frost-y… Continue Reading →

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