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Chromb! – Le Livre des Merveilles (Dur et Doux)

First a word about the label. Dur et Doux “defends a singular vision of amplified music”, they tell us. I have experienced the music of Ni and PoiL, both on the label roster, and it’s clearly a collective for interesting… Continue Reading →

Çub – Ouais (Atypeek Music)

More deranged nuttiness from Atypeek and actually 3 other labels who are releasing this in collaboration with them. This French lot were one that I approached with caution as their music is described as math rock which I can’t really… Continue Reading →

Carcariass – Planet Chaos (Great Dane Records)

Right, so let’s get this out of the way straight away shall we? Yes, they have a band name that sounds a bit like Carcass, and they have a band logo font that looks like it comes straight from the… Continue Reading →

Regarde Les Hommes Tomber – Ascension (Season of Mist)

As time goes on, genre hybrids seem to grow more and more absurd, from the likes of post blackened hardcore to symphonic ambient drone, there’s no shortage of ridiculous sub-categories of music to scoff at. However, the label of blackened… Continue Reading →

Collapsus – Shockwaves Of Decline (S/R)

Collapsus may not be an established household name, especially on these shores, but it may surprise many that they have been in existence since the late 90’s. they released two demos in the 2000’s and have now launched an attack… Continue Reading →

Monolithe – Okta Khora (LADLO Productions)

Listening to Monolithe is a bit like catching up with a friend you take for granted. Off they go every year or two and return with fascinating tales and you can’t remember why you don’t spend more time with them… Continue Reading →

Red Dead – Forest Of Chaos (Great Dane Records)

I was rather indifferent to this French band’s debut album, “Therapy Of The Evil”, as it came across as safe and lacking ingenuity but three years is a long time in music as their split EP with Undead Vision and… Continue Reading →

Necrowretch – The Ones From Hell (Season Of Mist)

For many years I had a purist outlook on Blackened Death Metal, it was a mix that I didn’t really enjoy. Mainly it’s sad to say for the Black Metal element. Whilst I’ve always been a fan of Black Metal… Continue Reading →

Svart Crown – Wolves Among The Ashes (Century Media)

There are always those bands that you just never get around to checking out. Someone can bang on and on about an artist and you still won’t relent. Sometimes even when you do relent you still don’t ‘get it’. I… Continue Reading →

Kloct – Years Of Silence (Ultra Mundum Nostri)

Whenever you see that a band is from France you usually know that whatever it is they have written is going to be off the wall, curious and often bizarre, particularly in extreme metal, as is the case with Kloct’s… Continue Reading →

Öxxö Xööx – Ÿ (Blood Music)

I could bang on about how this was an experimental release from the power behind Igorrr, how much of a headfcuk it is and why you need to be on happy drugs to listen to it. But the description I’m… Continue Reading →

Blightmass – Severed From Your Soul (Great Dane Records)

It’s kinda fitting that this shall be my last review for the year. Granted the name of the band has naught to do with the current time of year or that there appears to be a blight of sense around… Continue Reading →

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