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Prong – Age of Defiance (Steamhammer / SPV)

NYC crossover kings Prong have been ploughing their own furrow for well over three decades and show no signs of retiring to their pipe and slippers.  The merging of a Pantera-esque swagger with an industrial edge forged through their links… Continue Reading →

Ploughshare – Tellurian Insurgency (I, Voidhanger)

Not, in fact, a crap swinging site for those in the farming community, Ploughshare are a nasty black / death metal band from Australia and are back hot off the heels of their 2018 debut full-length “In Offal, Salvation”,  and… Continue Reading →

Bölzer – Lese Majesty (Lightning & Sons)

After keeping us waiting 8 years for their debut, ‘Hero’, it would appear Swiss duo, Bölzer, are in no hurry to provide a follow-up, opting instead for yet another EP with ‘Lese Majesty’. Having toured extensively, the majority of Bölzer’s… Continue Reading →

Galaxy – Lost from the Start (Dying Victims)

Galaxy are an Australian band, labelled as power/heavy metal. From the first real track ‘Dreaming Out’ (as ‘Traveller is an instrumental). You have a musical style matching some aspects of King Diamond’s solo work, however vocally, I get a James… Continue Reading →

Golden Legacy – II (S/R)

Blimey I thought I had been transported back in time to a John Peel radio session from the mid-80’s on first giving this a listen. Talk about the most girlie vocals I have heard in many a year. Sugar coated,… Continue Reading →

Oniricous – La Maladicion (Black Seed Productions)

Oniricous may not be on everyone’s radars as these Spaniards only have two previous full length albums, ‘Ritos Disbolicos’ (2013) and ‘La Caverna Del Fuego’ (2016), but this new EP may help to propel them into the hearts of many… Continue Reading →

Sacrilegious Rite – De Poetica Tenebris (Dominance Of Darkness)

A seventeen-minute EP comprising of intro and two tracks from German black/death act Sacrilegious Rite. Short and…er.. Well. Not sweet. The intro, a little organ/keyboard passage arrives and ends I have to say to little effect or connection to the… Continue Reading →

Heruka – Turning To Dust (Narcoleptica Productions)

Although active since 2000 it took 18 years for Italian band Heruka to get around to debut album Deception’s End. It was an interesting disc with plenty of ideas going on in it not least due to the heady historic… Continue Reading →

Municipal Waste – The Last Rager (Nuclear Blast)

Who is the biggest and best modern Metal band? You could ask this question and get so many different answers. For one the camps of Metal are now so divided that those whom hate for example Metalcore are never going… Continue Reading →

Necrotted – Die For Something Worthwhile (Rising Nemesis Records)

Hailing from Southern Germany with an impressive back catalogue behind them, the wonderfully monikered Necrotted return with this a celebratory EP to mark their 10 years of existence. It’s a short, sharp kick in the balls, an aural equivalent of… Continue Reading →

Dead Kosmonaut – Rekviem (High Roller Records)

Now this is a quirky bunch from Sweden whose sophomore EP takes you down a time portal into the 70s where riffing trickery was linked to emotive powerhouse lead work. Comprising of five established musicians notably Pelle Gustafson from Nifelheim… Continue Reading →

Bhleg – Aril (Nordvis)

Bhleg are a Swedish duo formed in 2013, and having recently released their second album in 2018, now return with an EP of folky, earthy, organic black metal. “Aril” boasts a deceptively thin production low fidelity masking a rather glorious… Continue Reading →

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