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Arroganz - Erzketer (FDA Records)

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 going for the bludgeoning approach,.. Read More
Benighted – Dogs Always Bite Harder Than Their Master (Season Of Mist)

Benighted – Dogs Always Bite Harder Than Their Master (Season Of Mist)

Some artists seem cursed to linger upon the precipice of success, the lustful ear of total domination is but a hair’s breadth away. How must it feel to be linked with this desperate struggle? I imagine it to be rather punishing like a consistent uphill.. Read More
Farsot / ColdWorld split - Toteninsel (Lupus Lounge)

Farsot / ColdWorld split – Toteninsel (Lupus Lounge)

This is a fascinating work. “Toteninsel” or “Island of the Dead” is the name of a painting by the Swiss Symbolist artist Arnold Böcklin. This album is based on the imagery of that painting. Farsot, who in their time have been responsible for some thoroughly.. Read More
Cast The Stone – Empyrean Atrophy (Agonia Records)

Cast The Stone – Empyrean Atrophy (Agonia Records)

I wasn’t familiar with Cast The Stone, prior to this EP flying into my slot. ”Crap name” I thought but a bit of research and a read of the promo blurb clobbered me with the knowledge that the band is made up of former members.. Read More
Draghkar-The Endless Howling Abyss (Craneo Negro Records )

Draghkar-The Endless Howling Abyss (Craneo Negro Records )

Earlier in the year I found myself plummeting the depths of the aggressive, ultra kvlt genre of War Metal. A pestilent reign of battering Death and Black Metal crossover that sounds like the two genres fighting to the death with rusty buckled chainsaws. What could.. Read More
The National Orchestra Of The Kingdom Of Goats – Huntress (UKoG Records)

The National Orchestra Of The Kingdom Of Goats – Huntress (UKoG Records)

Yeah OK I admit it I’d never heard of this herd of goats but the name and the self-description of “symphonic grind pop” kinda bleated out at me. They also perform in masks and face paint and call themselves things like The Coachman and The.. Read More
Urne - The Mountain Of Gold (SR)

Urne – The Mountain Of Gold (SR)

Personally, I was a fan of Hang The Bastard. Their albums were tight and full of passion while they were a sight to behold live. Urne then, is a most welcome arrival as two HTB members join forces. Joseph Nally on bass and vocals with.. Read More
Autumn Tears – The Origin Of Sleep (Dark Symphonies)

Autumn Tears – The Origin Of Sleep (Dark Symphonies)

Well this is a welcome return and a (mellow) blast from the past. It has been 11 years since we last heard from neo-classical artists Autumn Tears and one could have been excused for having completely forgotten about them. I have got quite a few.. Read More
Epica - Epica Vs Attack on Titan (Nuclear Blast)

Epica – Epica Vs Attack on Titan (Nuclear Blast)

That old saying, a tale of two halves, couldn’t be more appropriate than with Epica’s latest offering ‘Epica Vs Attack On Titan’. The foundations to the album are constructed of ultimately 4 songs, but duplicated between the 1st half being a full out symphonic attack,.. Read More
Deus Vermin - Monument to Decay (FHED)

Deus Vermin – Monument to Decay (FHED)

As a local lad I’m not sure how I’ve managed to miss this Leeds bunch and their misanthropic excretions, but this is something I need to rectify in the near future as this EP puts them up there as a gem in the Yorkshire, and.. Read More
Myrkvid – Demons are Inside (Immortal Frost)

Myrkvid – Demons are Inside (Immortal Frost)

French black metal is reliable and often edgy, so this second EP from Myrkvid and follow up to the “Pleasures of Hell” (2013) album attracted immediate interest. The album gets under way with a mish-mash of styles. First there’s the suggestion of death n roll,.. Read More
GraveCoven -  Coughing Blood (Godz Ov War)

GraveCoven – Coughing Blood (Godz Ov War)

GraveCoven are a newish US duo who have released a couple of demos and a single before this twenty minute EP. The press release notes them as black doom and as the first song ‘Summoning Vengeance’ growls out of the speakers, I’m very much hit.. Read More