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Trench Warfare – Hatred Prayer (Transcending Obscurity Records)

When the “personal interests” on your Facebook page are listed as “Blasphemy, Perversion, War Themes, Weight Lifting, Conqueror, Mass Alcohol Consumption, Revenge, Angelcorpse, Sarcofago, Old Deicide, Old Morbid Angel, Proclamation, Teitanblood, Bestial Warlust, Deiphago, Diocletian, Old Obituary” you’re gonna somewhat… Continue Reading →

Abysmal Lord – Exaltation Of The Infernal Cabal (Hells Headbangers)

It is often frowned upon to be a genre Nazi. I can understand why, after all it is a bit like being lectured if you happen to fall prey to such a creature. I myself am a genre Nazi however,… Continue Reading →

Vidargängr – A World That Has To Be Opposed (War Anthem Records)

….And forever the black metal scene shall spew forth face meltingly excellent music. And so it shall be that each time a band like Vidargängr shall appear they shalt sound like the whining buzz of nails flying through the air… Continue Reading →

Adversarial – Death, Endless Nothing and the Black Knife of Nihilism (Dark Descent)

Someone clearly got out of bed on the wrong side this morning and that someone is three Canadian blokes from Toronto whose pure blast of nihilistic fury would even give veteran war metallers like Diocletian a chill. Adversarial bleeds dissonant… 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 →

Autokrator – S/T (Iron Bonehead)

Even we, the chosen few, the metal fans of dark, extreme material, even we still sometimes stop and wonder what on earth that racket is coming from the stereo. If only for a few seconds, at least. And so ‘twas… Continue Reading →

Winter Deluge – As The Earth Fades Into Obscurity (Frozen Blood Industries)

Originally released on CD by the band themselves a couple of years ago, the debut album of Winter Deluge sees new distro/label Frozen Blood Industries pick up the release for a tasty vinyl re-issue. Not knowing a huge amount about… Continue Reading →

Imperial Triumphant – Shrine To The Trident Throne (Code666)

I may be going through a phase of listening to black metal bands that melt my brain rather than just melting my face, but how about something that can do both? Step forward Imperial Triumphant who have been finding ways… Continue Reading →

Sinistrous Diabolus / Vassafor Split (Iron Bonehead)

Here are two tales of New Zealand’s darkest side in the form of a split album. First we have two tracks by Vassafor, starting with “Ossuary in Darkness”. It’s played in the spirit of black metal and makes such anarchic… Continue Reading →

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