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Gatekeeper – Grey Maiden (Cruz Del Sur Music)

From their demo day’s Gatekeeper from Canada have been a touch special. They are one of those groups who may be labelled as a particular sub-genre of metal, but travel well between high standards of a fair few descriptions. In… Continue Reading →

Finis Omnivm – Cercle (S/R)

Bands that are seen as genre-defying naturally tend to stick in our minds. For me as a complete genre Nazi I strangely adore when bands defy being put into a box because it gives me as a reviewer so much… Continue Reading →

Woven Man – Revelry (In Our Arms) (Undergroove)

So, gentle reader, what do Jack Gibson of thrash stalwarts Exodus and Steve Martin of Saturday Night Live and many other shows and movies fame have in common? No? Go on, guess, and I believe any answer that involves “a… Continue Reading →

Devouror – Slay For Satan (Metal Zone)

New year, new EP, new band. Fresh start and all that. Well, I say fresh but this fetid blast of ‘bestial deathcult warfare’ is not exactly the sweet smelling air of some Norwegian forest. Nah, this is a short three… Continue Reading →

Demonbreed – Hunting Heretics (Testimony Records)

When we think of Death Metal what exactly springs to mind. In an age where almost every artist can be boxed into an unending array of genres how does one achieve sole dedication to one tag? It is almost comical… Continue Reading →

Alunah – Amber & Gold (S/R)

“Not now Dumbo, can’t you see I’m busy?” Okay, what the feck is that buffoon Spenny typing now, I may well hear you ask? Simply put, I was addressing the elephant in the room regarding the new vocalist for Alunah… Continue Reading →

Necandi Homines – Black Hole (Third I Rex)

I have not quite worked out whether it is deep space that Italian cult act Necandi Homines have been mining or the void beneath the crust of the earth but they have certainly dredged up some obsidian gold in their… Continue Reading →

Angrrsth – Znikąd (Godz of War)

“From Nowhere” is the translation of this EP from black metal band Angrrsth. Actually they come from Toruń in Poland, and this is their debut work. The first track is a bit of a riot – harsh as hell of… Continue Reading →

Profanatica – Altar Of The Virgin Whore (Hell’s Headbangers)

Proving that they are dirty old men Profanatica posted the following message on their social media recently “Attention European Females Profanatica will be there this week Cum meet us in person and Feel the difference.” That’s nice, perhaps they just… Continue Reading →

Nochny Dozor – S/T (Prophecy)

A band from Greece with a Russian name, singing in English, named after a fantasy novel by a Russian author. How does all of that fit together? And how is it connected to their debut EP’s cover design featuring a… Continue Reading →

C-4 – Next Issue Of The Rotten World (S/R)

Considering the band name it would be a total cliché to say this one goes off like a bomb but with 6 tracks in less than 13 minutes it is definitely more C-4 semtex than Sinclair C-5 in the speed… Continue Reading →

Arroganz – Erzketer (FDA Records)

A bit of a short one for you this time. Arroganz, the German trio, released their “Primitiv” album back in 2017, which I awarded then an 8/10, saying at the time, “…this has the superficial sound of a band that’s… Continue Reading →

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