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Howling Sycamore – Seven Pathways to Annihilation (Prosthetic Records)

Being familiar with Howling Sycamore’s 2018 self-titled debut, I was ready for another challenging experience. That one was at its heart a mind-expanding progressive metal experience. Ominously ex Ephel Duath lead Davide Tiso promises something “slightly more challenging” and a… Continue Reading →

Alkaloid – Liquid Anatomy (Season of Mist)

It was clear from the outset that this was not going to be a boring listen. Certain expectations go with the epithet Progressive Death Metal, I suppose, and even on the opening track of this, Alkaloid’s second album, we had… Continue Reading →

Howling Sycamore – S/T (Prosthetic Records)

Do sycamores howl? Well, seeing who is involved with this, they probably do. The name, which stuck out for me, was Davide Tiso of Ephel Duath. This told me to expect highly challenging, indeed weird musical patterns. But it’s not… Continue Reading →

Pharmakon – Contact (Sacred Bones)

Christ, it’s like being in the middle of an industrial cyber war. Distant and organised screaming punctuate this very dark edition of Dr Who. Throbbing electronic sounds are at the epicentre. Margaret Chardiet’s Pharmakon project is in its tenth year,… Continue Reading →

Bioscrape – Psychologram (Overdub Recordings)

This was a case of an album when a switch automatically opened in my head. I realised that after wrongly thinking everything sounded the same, in fact it was a case of appreciating this band’s personal mix of styles. Rumbustuous… Continue Reading →

Karyn Crisis’ Gospel Of The Witches – Salem’s Wounds (Century Media)

Gospel Of The Witches is the latest band from former Crisis and Ephel Duath vocalist Karyn Crisis, who along with husband (and Ephel Duath guitarist) Davide Tiso have created ‘Salem’s Wounds’, a fan-funded project that has been 5 years in… Continue Reading →

Daemonheim – Tidian (Naturmacht)

Daemonheim are a new name to me and this is only their second album, but many a gem has been discovered like this etc etc. Apparently these Germans peddle a sound blending black, death, folk and ‘even non metal genres’… Continue Reading →

Kekal – Autonomy (Whirlwind Records)

I sat bolt upright and took notice. This is the strange and remarkable world of Kekal, the band from Indonesia who have existed since 1995, have released nine albums and yet have no members after they all left in 2009…. Continue Reading →

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