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Heir – Au Peuple de l’Abîme (LADLO Productions)

Heir – Au Peuple de l’Abîme (LADLO Productions)

French black metal has a good pedigree. Here’s another band, Heir, from Toulouse, who deliver “disillusioned post-black metal, dark, either fast or heavy, sometimes bright, but always dedicated to an atmosphere of contemplation or desolation”. Their CV so far comprises an EP and a split,.. Read More
Porn – The Ogre Inside (Les Disques Rubicon)

Porn – The Ogre Inside (Les Disques Rubicon)

Apparently, French industrial/goth metalers Porn, are named after the album ‘Pornography’ by The Cure. While I find that a little hard to believe, you’ll be pleased to know that their sound is every bit as filthy as the sort of stuff that you used to.. Read More
Arkhon Infaustus - Passing the Nekromanteion (Ladlo Productions)

Arkhon Infaustus – Passing the Nekromanteion (Ladlo Productions)

In the latest edition of what bloody rock did they disappear under it’s time to welcome the return of Arkhon Infaustus. It’s been ten whole years since last album ‘Orthodoxyn’ but the French black / death occultists are finally back, principally as duo and founding.. Read More
Red Dead – Therapy Of The Evil (Great Dane Records)

Red Dead – Therapy Of The Evil (Great Dane Records)

Relative French newcomers Red Dead bring their debut full length to a death metal world that is absolutely brimming with top rate bands and a cursory glance at the 200 plus death metal albums that have been released this year alone this album is going.. Read More
Frakasm – Century Of Decline (Great Dane Records)

Frakasm – Century Of Decline (Great Dane Records)

As 2017 hits its final quarter I was musing over how many great releases there have been so far and in any other year Frakasm’s debut would probably have been a very good one. However when put up against the glut of exceptional albums within.. Read More
Monarch - Never Forever (Profound Lore)

Monarch – Never Forever (Profound Lore)

Monarch sets new lows when it comes to depressive, harrowing doom. Often only sparsely populated with what you might dismissively call music and more often bordering on ambient ‘noise’, this is a band that is intense, emotionally testing but clearly rewarding for those willing to.. Read More
Hypnotic Drive – Full Throttle (S/T)

Hypnotic Drive – Full Throttle (S/T)

Five-year old French stoner quartet Hypnotic Drive have been banging out the power grooves since 2012. Think Clutch, Karma To Burn, Red Fang and you’ll get the picture. They don’t hold back and they make no excuses. Pushing the limiter from the outset, “Five Regrets”.. Read More
Worselder – Paradigms Lost (S/R)

Worselder – Paradigms Lost (S/R)

Groovers in the heart of the 90’s, well that strikes as a pretty good descriptive line to sum up this lot from the Pyrenees Mountain region of France. Just to clarify they play groove metal and it sounds very much like a lot of the.. Read More
The Necromancers - Servants Of The Salem Girl (Ripple Music)

The Necromancers – Servants Of The Salem Girl (Ripple Music)

The Necromancers will be a new name to many, but Ripple Music (home to plenty of top Doom, Stoner and Psych bands) are relishing the task of releasing this French outfits impressive debut. Another clue to their style is that they have recently been sharing.. Read More
Psychobolia – Chiaroscuro (Great Dane Records)

Psychobolia – Chiaroscuro (Great Dane Records)

This French band’s third album has caused me no end of consternation since I received it for review a while back, not because it is spectacular good or dreadful. The album title relates to the technique of applying light and shade to artwork which meant.. Read More
Esoctrilihum – Mystic Echo from a Funeral Dimension (I, Voidhanger)

Esoctrilihum – Mystic Echo from a Funeral Dimension (I, Voidhanger)

Esoctrilihum plays unholy music inspired by chaotic visions of an unknown dimension. Well, that’s what it says on this one Frenchman outfit’s site. Nothing is known about Asthâghul, Esoctrilihum’s sole member, but it doesn’t stop him having a web site. The track and indeed album.. Read More
Death Control - Awaiting Us All (Great Dane)

Death Control – Awaiting Us All (Great Dane)

Death Control, hailing from Lille in France have only been around for a handful of years. Forming in 2013 and their self-titled debut E.P following in 2015, the thrash-death outfit gained some recognition and have since pushed on, releasing their full length debut album earlier.. Read More