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Mourning Dawn – Waste (Aesthetic Death)

Mourning Dawn – Waste (Aesthetic Death)

Last Easter Sunday involved a rare opportunity to see French band Mourning Dawn live at Doom Over London. This one and here I sit writing about their new EP. Pure coincidence that this is, I can’t help getting slightly spooked thinking something may have aligned.. Read More
Necrowretch – Satanic Slavery (Season Of Mist)

Necrowretch – Satanic Slavery (Season Of Mist)

This French bands first two albums have been on my playlist regularly over the last few years as we now get a third album that sees the band strengthen their song writing into eight songs of blistering power and consummate sonic devastation. Coupled to that.. Read More
Hybrid Sheep – Hail To The Beast (Tenacity Music)

Hybrid Sheep – Hail To The Beast (Tenacity Music)

This curiously named band from France has been around for nearly a decade releasing a decent debut in 2014 that had a modern death metal style coupled to metalcore very slightly due to the riffing style and vocals. The band’s sophomore continues that theme of.. Read More
Crimson – Juan Fortuny (Black House)

Crimson – Juan Fortuny (Black House)

I’m not sure why but I always thought of this film as being helmed under the directorship of Paul Naschy and it’s not really surprising due to his prolific stamp over Spanish cinema as both actor and director and indeed he does play a central.. Read More
Malkavian - Annihilating The Shades (Finisterian Dead End)

Malkavian – Annihilating The Shades (Finisterian Dead End)

Nantes based Malkavian have been kicking around for about 10 years. With an EP and their full length debut to their name, “Annihilating The Shades” is a release that finds the band ready to make their mark. They’ve had plenty of gig time under their.. Read More
Veikchild - Dark Hellectro Monument (iM Electronica)

Veikchild – Dark Hellectro Monument (iM Electronica)

Veikchild are a project formed by an unknown mastermind (I’m guessing French) and I suppose they are the goth/darkwave entry into the synthwave movement. This is more inspired by films/video games music with occasional bouts of singing added in. Their list of influences include amongst.. Read More
Necroblood – Collapse of the Human Race (Iron Bonehead / Amor Fati)

Necroblood – Collapse of the Human Race (Iron Bonehead / Amor Fati)

Necroblood’s first full length release Collapse of the Human Race is an absolute tour de force of an album. If wonderfully catastrophic blackened death with a smattering of grindcore thrown in is your thing, then Collapse of the Human Race will be your new favourite.. Read More
Netra - Ingrats (Hypnotic Dirge Records)

Netra – Ingrats (Hypnotic Dirge Records)

One of the most innovative albums I have ever heard was Netra’s “Sørbyen” (2012), a bleak and atmospheric album with the unusual and effective inclusion of trip-hop. The urban street feel of that album features on the artwork of this one. “Ingrats” is an oddball.. Read More
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