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Destroyer 666

Capilla Ardiente – The Siege (High Roller Records)

Over five years ago I wrote these words on this very site “Capilla Ardiente (Burning Chapel) hail from Chile, play doom, and readily admit to being inspired by those far more European veterans Candlemass” Well, now in 2019, both Capilla… Continue Reading →

Sins Of The Damned – Striking The Bell Of Death (Shadow Kingdom)

Sins Of The Damned from Santiago, Chile, are a speed metal band, teetering on thrash formed just five years ago. After three demos and a split, this is their debut and on Shadow Kingdom Records no less, a label who… Continue Reading →

Prezir – As Rats Devour Lions (Godz OV War Productions)

Prezir are relatively new to the metal community, formed in 2016, with their name translating to the literal meaning of ‘Contempt’ in Serbian. When thinking of death metal juggernauts, Milwaukee isn’t one of your classic destinations to spawn a ravenous,… Continue Reading →

Nocturnal Graves – Titan (Season Of Mist)

Despite (or because of) the presence of a couple of past/present writing and playing members of Destroyer 666 I came into this album with zero preconceptions beyond the fact that it would be hard as nails and without compromise. As… Continue Reading →

Destroyer 666 – Call Of The Wild (Season Of Mist)

I think it’s fair to say by now that Destroyer 666 are the heavy metal epitome of what does not kill you makes you stronger. Whatever you think of their ultra alpha male tribal/gang philosophy, 2017 showed how hard they… Continue Reading →

Nihil Eyes – Black Path (S/R)

As a patriotic sort, I always get excited when a new UK death metal band sticks its head up. Now I appreciate that there are loads new bands from all over the world releasing albums left, right and centre but… Continue Reading →

Suppressive Fire – Nature of War (Lost Apparitions Records)

Well, this was quite a surprise! When the (rather attractive) digipack CD arrived through the door, and I saw that this was an American thrash album, I must confess that I had a certain sound already stereotypically going through my… Continue Reading →

Dead Conspiracy – S/T (Necromantic Press Records)

Back in 2014 I was introduced to this US band’s debut “Abomination Underground” which was more or less a compilation of an EP and demo tunes and offered a slice of retro deathrash authenticity that I really enjoyed and tugged… Continue Reading →

Eerie – S/T (Tee Pee Records)

Don’t be tricked by the cover. Or maybe I’d better say don’t be put off by the cover. Despite appearances, Eerie is no Toxic Avenger worshipping, zombie-obsessed, disposable thrash metal band. Maybe it works with the music on some level… Continue Reading →

Destroyer 666 – Wildfire (Season of Mist)

Crikey, was it really 2009 since the last Destroyer 666 album? It seems much more recent than that, and yet here we are again with the fifth full length album from the Australian metal crew. The band relocated to Europe… Continue Reading →

Bulletbelt – Rise Of The Banshee (Headless Horseman Records)

Any band called Bulletbelt is going to have me clamouring for their album to review immediately as I expect stripped down metal that sweats and bleeds steel. Residing in the Southern Hemisphere, namely New Zealand, this second album of raw… Continue Reading →

Destruktor – Opprobrium (Hell’s Headbangers)

Oof you’re kind of asking for ‘harsh criticism’ calling your album Opprobrium but luckily we all like a bit of cranium wrecking barbarism from labels like Hell’s Headbangers especially when it’s shat out by an underground war machine like Australian… Continue Reading →

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