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Dark Buddha Rising - II (Neurot)

Dark Buddha Rising – II (Neurot)

Roadburn 2012. I made my plan for each festival day to catch my favourite bands, yet such plans always go to hell as soon as the day starts. Somehow, I managed to end up at a show of Dark Buddha Rising, an unknown band to.. Read More
Dirty Connections - We Are The Night (FDA Records)

Dirty Connections – We Are The Night (FDA Records)

When a band’s debut album is called “Sextreme Dynamite” you know that said band are going to be very divisive. German 4-piece Dirty Connections are said band and their latest EP “We Are The Night” is their latest release after some restructuring work in the.. Read More
Cryptic Grave – S/T (Great Dane Records)

Cryptic Grave – S/T (Great Dane Records)

When this EP landed on my mat I took one look at the artwork and thought “oh bugger…… he knows I don’t like black metal much”. Old school black and white art with the usual skulls, moons, wonky symbols, tombstones and twigs. Great, another bunch.. Read More
Goregast - Covered In Skin (FDA Records)

Goregast – Covered In Skin (FDA Records)

Strange. A short EP, re-release five years on from a 7″ turned into CD with a bonus Grave cover ‘Soulless’ on it, from a band still ‘on hiatus’. Great cover art from Basic Art suggesting some real old school rotting shenanigans though. Actually as the.. Read More
Dreamarcher -  Harding (Indie)

Dreamarcher – Harding (Indie)

I have no idea what is going on here. Not really. Oslo band Dreamarcher are a completely new name to me. This short EP is apparently a concept EP about the town Harding and its history, particularly around industrialisation. Most significantly though there is a.. Read More
The Vice - XIII Years (S/R)

The Vice – XIII Years (S/R)

This E.P from Stockholm’s The Vice is 4 tracks of Nightbreed style Goth rock with hints of metal.  This trio layer on the atmosphere like the beer and sweat on the steps in the Slimelight (treacherous masonry that it is) . Rickard has a vocal style.. Read More
Eïs – Stillstand und Heimkehr (Prophecy)

Eïs – Stillstand und Heimkehr (Prophecy)

Nothing quite hits the spot like a new Eïs release and this one comes just in time for the bleakest, coldest time of the year. Eïs has perfected windswept black metal with some very subtle hints of folk as well as gothic touches, often through.. Read More
Destroyer 666 - Call Of The Wild (Season Of Mist)

Destroyer 666 – Call Of The Wild (Season Of Mist)

I think it’s fair to say by now that Destroyer 666 are the heavy metal epitome of what does not kill you makes you stronger. Whatever you think of their ultra alpha male tribal/gang philosophy, 2017 showed how hard they stand their ground when attacked.. Read More
Rotting Kingdom – S/T (Godz Ov War)

Rotting Kingdom – S/T (Godz Ov War)

A bit of a quicky for y’all with this one, a three track EP from Kentucky’s Rotting Kingdom. Actually, I say “quicky”, but with the shortest of these tracks being six minutes long, and the other two weighing in at eight and nine minutes-ish respectively,.. Read More
Greytomb – Monumental Microcosm (Transcending Obscurity)

Greytomb – Monumental Microcosm (Transcending Obscurity)

This Australian band’s debut in 2016, “A Perpetual Descent”, plunged listeners into a quagmire of atmospheric murky blackened horror linking outright riffing malfeasance with dramatic soundscapes that surrounded the songs on multiple levels. Not much has changed generally as the band releases an EP of.. Read More
Transylvania Stud – The Red Queen (Transcending Records)

Transylvania Stud – The Red Queen (Transcending Records)

Whether a stud or not Andrew Godfrey calls Virginia home and not Transylvania but luckily this EP has something worthy of sinking its teeth into. Looking at his adopted moniker here you may well expect some sort of Finnish glam, goth, horror punk abomination but.. Read More
Autopsy – Puncturing The Grotesque (Peaceville)

Autopsy – Puncturing The Grotesque (Peaceville)

This seven track EP is Autopsy celebrating their thirtieth year as a band. Thirty gore soaked, depraved and sick as fuck years. I make no bones about it, Autopsy are one of my personal favourite bands of any metal genre and their originality and influence.. Read More