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Embryonic Cells – Horizon (Apathia)

Embryonic Cells – Horizon (Apathia)

Hailing from France Embryonic Cells have been spreading darkness since 1994. It took them 13 years to release an album. Horizon is their fourth album since 2007 and is actually a lot of fun. This is no bleak , orange squeezing underground release. This is.. Read More
Zapruder – S/T (Apathia)

Zapruder – S/T (Apathia)

“Friendship, fun and rock n roll” is the statement behind this mind-twisting album from Zapruder. At its musical heart is a mathcore style strongly reminiscent of Dillinger Escape Plan, so you can expect to be screamed at. The manic screaming and hardcore assault may seem.. Read More
Prophetic Scourge – Calvary (Klonosphere)

Prophetic Scourge – Calvary (Klonosphere)

Eight lengthy tracks with prefixes from “The Penitent” to “The Cultist” suggest an edgy progressiveness but in a very dark way, and that’s broadly what we have from this French quintet. “The Penitent – Confrère de la Miséricorde” sets out by throwing brutal, technical death.. Read More
The Order Of Apollyon – Moriah (Agonia)

The Order Of Apollyon – Moriah (Agonia)

Once upon a time, shortly after being founded by then Aborted frontman BST in 2008, The Order Of Apollyon were rounded out by stalwarts of the British underground. The band then underwent a merry-go-round of musician changes through the release of their second album, before.. Read More
Lords Of The Cemetery – Path Of Damara (Great Dane Records)

Lords Of The Cemetery – Path Of Damara (Great Dane Records)

This is the second album by this French death metal outfit whose debut was a typically old school death metal affair but done with French flair by adding occult like adornments to the songs as this sophomore continues that avenue with an album steeped in.. Read More
Nirnaeth - From Shadow to Flesh (Malpermesita Records)

Nirnaeth – From Shadow to Flesh (Malpermesita Records)

Nirnaeth are now into their 16th Year and bring along their brand of blackened, technical death metal focusing again on Satanism and the occult. ‘From Shadow To Flesh’ is their 3rd full length, in a career which has also been speckled with a demo, E.P.. Read More
Bâ'A / Verfallen / Hyrgal – Split (Les Acteurs de l'Ombre Productions)

Bâ’A / Verfallen / Hyrgal – Split (Les Acteurs de l’Ombre Productions)

This sonic triptych of French black metal artists all contribute two tracks to this split release which comes as a six panel digipak. All the bands are offering atmospheric black metal with only Hyrgal being familiar to me previously as I reviewed their rather splendid.. Read More
Esoctrilihum – Inhüma (I, Voidhanger)

Esoctrilihum – Inhüma (I, Voidhanger)

How long should an artist wait before releasing a new album? Is a consistent output merely the result of quantity over quality or is it a feasible expectation to demand new music sooner. If we look to the past and as an example the works.. Read More
DRH – Thin Ice (Apathia Records)

DRH – Thin Ice (Apathia Records)

“Follow the white rabbit”, we’re told. Well, maybe we should but for sure we’re taken on a journey through a strange Wonderland here on this experimental saxophone-driven jazz prog collection from French quartet DRH. Sometimes it’s good not to have a point of reference, even.. Read More
Benighted – Dogs Always Bite Harder Than Their Master (Season Of Mist)

Benighted – Dogs Always Bite Harder Than Their Master (Season Of Mist)

Some artists seem cursed to linger upon the precipice of success, the lustful ear of total domination is but a hair’s breadth away. How must it feel to be linked with this desperate struggle? I imagine it to be rather punishing like a consistent uphill.. Read More
Void – Jettatura (Ladlo Productions)

Void – Jettatura (Ladlo Productions)

If you are gonna thrash do it blackly said someone very sensibly once, or perhaps it was just me. That’s the way I like it though baby and a good dose of black n’ roll always hits the mark and perks me up a bit... Read More
Hangman's Chair -  Banlieue Triste (Spinefarm)

Hangman’s Chair – Banlieue Triste (Spinefarm)

I first came across this pretty unclassifiable French band with their 2015 album ‘This Is Not Supposed To Be Positive’. As this titles translates to something like ‘Sad Suburb’ you can tell their mood or preoccupations haven’t improved much over three years. After a quiet,.. Read More