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Paradise Lost – Medusa (Nuclear Blast)

Paradise Lost – Medusa (Nuclear Blast)

Now, if you thought that the veteran gothic/doom metalers had gone back to basics with 2015’s ‘The Plague Within’, wait until you hear this gnarly little fucker. Almost completely devoid of PL’s more grandiose leanings, ‘Medusa’ is certainly their heaviest album to date, but as.. Read More
My Silent Wake - Damnatio Memoriae (Minotauro Records)

My Silent Wake – Damnatio Memoriae (Minotauro Records)

A re-release? From a 2015 original arrival date? What gives? Actually, I have very little idea, but given that this is the first chance I’ve had to listen to the album, it’s all good for me as it goes. Actually, it appears that the album.. Read More
Mourners Lament – We All Be Given (Hammerheart Records)

Mourners Lament – We All Be Given (Hammerheart Records)

So, I placed a bid with Thee Editor to review this album, as I had reviewed an earlier album of theirs some years ago. Or rather, as it turned out, I hadn’t – I’d in fact reviewed another crew entirely, albeit one with a broadly.. Read More
Mourning Dawn – Waste (Aesthetic Death)

Mourning Dawn – Waste (Aesthetic Death)

Last Easter Sunday involved a rare opportunity to see French band Mourning Dawn live at Doom Over London. This one and here I sit writing about their new EP. Pure coincidence that this is, I can’t help getting slightly spooked thinking something may have aligned.. Read More
Morast – Ancestral Void (Totenmusik / Ván Records)

Morast – Ancestral Void (Totenmusik / Ván Records)

I have previously mentioned in my review of the Venenum album that Germany has fast become a major force within the death metal scene as another act vies for prominence. The band’s debut demo in 2015 was a crawling insidious slab of gruelling malfeasance as.. Read More
Memoriam- For The Fallen (Nuclear Blast)

Memoriam- For The Fallen (Nuclear Blast)

…So, it’s finally arrived. I honestly can’t remember quite when I last looked forwards to an album this much. As a huge Bolt Thrower fan, I was left feeling pretty low when the war-obsessed crew decided to call it a day following the tragic death.. Read More
Unearthly Trance - Stalking The Ghost (Relapse)

Unearthly Trance – Stalking The Ghost (Relapse)

It’s been a while. Six years since their last full length and ten since I last crossed paths with Unearthly Trance. As my losing touch was accidental (money, time, health) rather than deliberate it’s good to know where they are on album number six. The.. Read More
Minotaur Head – S/T (War Anthem Records)

Minotaur Head – S/T (War Anthem Records)

This slab of grimness is the debut album of pan-European supergroup Minotaur Head; containing members of various Swedish and Dutch underground extreme metal bands, that any extreme metal fan worth his or her salt will have heard of: Hail Of Bullets, Asphyx, and God Macabre.. Read More
Swampcult - The Festival (Transcending Obscurity)

Swampcult – The Festival (Transcending Obscurity)

I won’t go into my usual mutterings about how hard it is to do justice to H P Lovecraft through music here. Instead I’ll start with the fact that Dutch band Swampcult are at least really going for it. Full blown mythos cultists they have.. Read More
Temple Nightside – The Hecatomb (Iron Bonehead)

Temple Nightside – The Hecatomb (Iron Bonehead)

Sometimes, the album art says it all. In the case of “The Hecatomb”, greying, blue light dimly lights a crumbling vista festooned with skulls and the detritus of skulls. This, my friends, is an omen of what is to come when the album itself is.. Read More
Vanhelgd - Temple Of Phobos (Pulverised)

Vanhelgd – Temple Of Phobos (Pulverised)

Ah, that’s more like it: None of this intro stuff, just straight in to a solid, doom/death riff and off this Swedish lot go with ‘Lament Of The Mortals’. Immediately there’s that late eighties, early nineties feel to the riff and the tone: A time.. Read More
Esoteric - The Pernicious Enigma (Aesthetic Death)

Esoteric – The Pernicious Enigma (Aesthetic Death)

“Playing anything new tonight?” “Nope not yet!” That’s generally how it has gone the last few times I have seen Esoteric live and I can appreciate this. It might have been 2011 since last album ‘Paragon Of Dissonance’ dropped but work of this scope and.. Read More