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Zombie Lake – Jean Rollin (Black House)

Zombie Lake – Jean Rollin (Black House)

Killing Nazis was just part of the battle during WWII if you believe some of the more exploitative films knocking around the celluloid wasteland. The problem being according to the whims of various directors and producers is that they had the habit of coming back.. Read More
Aluk Todolo – Archives Vol 1 (Temple Of Torturous)

Aluk Todolo – Archives Vol 1 (Temple Of Torturous)

Self-branded ‘occult rock’ French instrumental power trio Aluk Todolo have been garnering more interest of late after releasing various albums EP’s and splits. They have collaborated with Der Blutharsch back in 2011 and are about to head out on tour with Oranssi Pazuzu. They were.. Read More
Sepulchral - Back from the Dead (Great Dane Records)

Sepulchral – Back from the Dead (Great Dane Records)

This is a compilation of material from a French death metal band that started in 1989 and released a couple of demos and a spilt release. This compilation brings together everything except their first demo. Of the 10 tracks in total, the first trio are.. Read More
Svart Crown – Abreaction (Century Media)

Svart Crown – Abreaction (Century Media)

I can have a gut-full of most musical genres. Too much “doom” bores me. Too much “punk” makes me realise I should’ve kept up the guitar lessons and too much Glam makes me wanna pop out and buy a cucumber and a tub of Vaseline... Read More
Doctor Livingstone – Triumphus Haeretici (Osmose)

Doctor Livingstone – Triumphus Haeretici (Osmose)

There’s more than a whiff of lunacy within the French extreme music scene. If you look at bands like Anorexia Nervosa, Carnival In Coal, Pensees Nocturnes & The CNK, just to name a few, they are all a sandwich short of a full picnic basket... Read More
Exocrine – Ascension (Great Dane Records)

Exocrine – Ascension (Great Dane Records)

Exocrine’s debut album “Unreal Existence” was an intense no holds barred technically progressive metal affair, so it was good to learn that this quartet from Bordeaux have followed it up with another one. The band announce their intention without delay with the highly technical brutal.. Read More
Klone - Unplugged (Pelagic Records)

Klone – Unplugged (Pelagic Records)

Coming up to two years ago almost, “Here Comes The Sun” by Poitiers based, French six piece Klone came through my letterbox, and I’ll be honest, it was a tough nut to crack musically and even tougher to review but after embracing the vast sonic.. Read More
Woest - La fin de l'ère sauvage (S/R)

Woest – La fin de l’ère sauvage (S/R)

“Ferocious” is the name of this trio hailing from Marseille in France and photos of them standing in an urban wasteland, wearing hoody’s and clutching skulls and swords gives a good indication of what to expect, music that embraces both the past and the modern.. Read More
Benighted – Necrobreed (Season Of Mist)

Benighted – Necrobreed (Season Of Mist)

I do like Benighted, since 2000’s self-titled debut they’ve been cranking out some of the most effective and vicious death / grind around. 2014’s ‘Carnivore Sublime’ was a career high-point for me and an absolute stormer of a record. I’m happy to say that the.. Read More
Au Champ des Morts – Dans la Joie (Debemur Morti)

Au Champ des Morts – Dans la Joie (Debemur Morti)

In 2007 Anorexia Nervosa came to an end precipitated by the departure if RMS Hreidmarr who has chosen to concentrate on the less symphonic more electronic The CNK.  Seven years later Stephane Bayle picked up his guitar again and gathered a trio of musicians in.. Read More
The Great Old Ones – EOD: A Tale Of Dark Legacy (Season Of Mist)

The Great Old Ones – EOD: A Tale Of Dark Legacy (Season Of Mist)

Barely a week goes by without someone on the review list opening the Necronomicon and paying homage to the late, great H.P. Lovecraft. Some actually base their whole musical career on his tales of terror and although only 3 albums into theirs French act The.. Read More
Sticky Boys – Calling The Devil  (Listenable Records)

Sticky Boys – Calling The Devil (Listenable Records)

There are frankly an incomprehensible number of genres and sub-genres in the music that I, and as a reader of this website you presumably love. A wee scan through the couple of hundred gigabytes of albums I have ripped to iTunes (other music software is.. Read More