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Black Mass Pervertor - Life Beyond The Walls Of Flesh (Blood Harvest)

Black Mass Pervertor – Life Beyond The Walls Of Flesh (Blood Harvest)

This satanic, punk, black metal band hail all the way from the icy depths of Finland, and they are now ready to unleash another slab of hellish, abhorrent black art upon us. ‘Life Beyond The Walls Of Flesh’ starts with ‘Imbibing The Seas Of Darkness’.. Read More
Sisare - Leaving The Land (V.R. Label)

Sisare – Leaving The Land (V.R. Label)

As fine as it is, that artwork doesn’t give a lot away does it? Possibly something retro? Something a touch Doom-laden perhaps? Well actually Sisare are a Finnish progressive rock/metal quartet, building nicely on their debut with this, their 2nd album (obviously…), and yes, there.. Read More
Kalmah – Palo (Spinefarm)

Kalmah – Palo (Spinefarm)

Blood Ran Cold’ opens up the album ‘Palo’ with a majestic and almost poetic like power base, on which intricate and technical musicianship is portrayed with exacting precision. Pekka Kokko then kicks in with growling vocals which are powerful and bruising, yet sit harmoniously alongside.. Read More
Ghastly – Death Velour (20 Buck Spin)

Ghastly – Death Velour (20 Buck Spin)

Although paraded as a death metal band, Ghastly’s ghoulish sound has more than a hallmark of maggot-ridden black metal about it. It’s interesting to read of a recognised affinity with Darkthrone’s “Soulside Journey”, but also with the likes of Execration and Autopsy. This is the.. Read More
Foedus – Foul Of Bethlehem (Wolfspell Records)

Foedus – Foul Of Bethlehem (Wolfspell Records)

Finland boasts some of the most vitriolic and barbaric black metal acts to have ever graced this corrupted planet, so knowing this band was Finnish filled me with salivating maniacal glee. The band members consist of the duo Caenum (all instruments and vocals) and Dominus.. Read More
Barren Earth – A Complex Of Cages (Century Media)

Barren Earth – A Complex Of Cages (Century Media)

It doesn’t seem like it’s already been 3 years since they released ‘On Lonely Towers’, but that could be more about the fact that for some reason or other I tend to leave my Barren Earth discography on the USB in my car, so it’s.. Read More
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
Auri – Auri (Nuclear Blast)

Auri – Auri (Nuclear Blast)

Ideally, side-projects should be different from the full-time band that the main protagonist is known for, otherwise many would argue what’s the point, and Tuomas Halopainen from Nightwish has always been well aware of this. Whether it’s the classy turn-of-the-millennium Gothic Metal of For My.. Read More
Blood Red Fog – Thanatotic Supremacy (Deviant Records)

Blood Red Fog – Thanatotic Supremacy (Deviant Records)

Oh you filthy Finns. I got a right surprise when taking the CD out of its tray here as the insert photo shows B.R.F. the main man of this outfit looking pleased as punch as he sits on a corpse letting it all hang out.. Read More
Black Royal – Lightbringer (Suicide Records)

Black Royal – Lightbringer (Suicide Records)

For decades now rock music has divided its genres into slivers so that every specific , particular nuance can be catered to in an ever decreasing insular grouping. Prefixes and suffixes abound and genres get compounded to create Chimera that purport to be the next.. Read More
Funerary Bell – Undead Revelations (Saturnal Records)

Funerary Bell – Undead Revelations (Saturnal Records)

There is a horde of acts within black metal’s substrata each vying to add their own twist on the genre as this Finnish act has adopted an authentic black metal foundation but has cemented various other genres to it such as doom, death and some.. Read More
Charming Timur – So Far, So Good (S/R)

Charming Timur – So Far, So Good (S/R)

When I was about 21 or 22 years old, I was good friends with two guys of about the same age whose idea of a good time was to go to a video store and rent the stupidest video they could find. They had perfected.. Read More