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Ribspreader – Crawl and Slither (Horror Pain Gore Death Productions)

This is the eighth – yes, eighth full length release for Ribspreader since 2004. When you add on the fact that this old-school Swedish death metal band is just one of twenty one bands that main man Rogga Johansson is… Continue Reading →

Rogga Johansson – Entrance To The Otherwhere (Transcending Obscurity Records)

On one side of the “bread n butter” death metal spectrum we have artists yearning for the glory of yesterday, struggling to stay relevant. On the other side, young whippersnappers with nostalgia in their eyes flap vainly for our attention… Continue Reading →

Sentient Horror – The Crypts Below (Testimony Records)

Back in 2016 I was lucky enough to get the debut Sentient Horror album “Ungodly Forms” through to review…..and I won’t lie, it made me chub up a bit. The ludicrously good, old school Swedish DM vibe….. expertly replicated by… Continue Reading →

Horrendous – Ecdysis (Dark Descent)

When the reviews list containing this came in, I had no idea of who Horrendous were. So imagine the guilt I felt upon learning that numerous AN contributors – who evidently did have an idea – were clamouring for it…. Continue Reading →

Deathquintet – Godwork (Sonic Lab)

Ever heard of Sargatanas Reign? Well, I hadn’t and Deathquintet formed out of their ashes about 5 years ago. So while this may be a début album it’s actually a third one really and meant to be a prequel to… Continue Reading →

Witherscape – The Inheritance (Century Media)

In the Metal world Dan Swanö really should need no introduction. As one of the cornerstones of the Swedish Metal scene, he has (officially) performed on more than 30 different albums with bands as diverse as Edge of Sanity, Bloodbath,… Continue Reading →

Ulcer – Grant Us Death (Pulverised Records)

Ulcer is a Polish sextet featuring members who have seen action in numerous bands from the depths of that country’s extreme metal scene. With stylish cover art and an improved logo on this, their second album, you could be forgiven… Continue Reading →

Fragments Of Unbecoming – ‘The Art of Coming Apart’ (Cyclone Empire)

These German fellows have been around since 2000, rather surprisingly. I say surprisingly because although the name rings a tiny bell somewhere in my head, ‘The Art of Coming Apart’ is my first actual encounter with the band. To herald… Continue Reading →

Zombified – ‘Carnage Slaughter and Death’ (Cyclone Empire)

Formed in 2006 by drinking buddies, Sweden’s Zombified released their debut, ‘Zombified Slaughtermachine’, in 2010. Having no knowledge of this band or their debut, I could at least glean from their name that death metal was the order of the… Continue Reading →

Revolting – Hymns of Ghastly Horror (F.D.A. Rekotz)

Swedish death metal titans featuring none other than Rogga Johansson (a man who awakes each morning and writes a stunning death metal album – it appears that way anyway!) and are inspired by 80’s horror movies, you only need to… Continue Reading →

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