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Damn The Machine: The Story Of Noise Records by David E Gehlke (Deliberation Press)

Damn The Machine: The Story Of Noise Records by David E Gehlke (Deliberation Press)

The year was 1988. And for the past 12 months a large portion of my purchases had been from the catalogue of just one record label: Noise International. I’d realised that I could pick up all the more mainstream metal releases from mates at school.. Read More
The Ruins of Beverast – Exuvia (Van)

The Ruins of Beverast – Exuvia (Van)

Back in January of this year I was bowled over by the psychedelic cosmos of Takitum Tootem the E.P. Now here is its big sister/brother all grown up but still floating in space but this time within Earth’s atmosphere. More of an out of body.. Read More
Nargaroth – Era Of Threnody (Inter Arma Productions)

Nargaroth – Era Of Threnody (Inter Arma Productions)

Germany’s Nargaroth should need no introduction to any black metal fan as the band headed up by Ash whose creative genius has given the black metal community some truly spectacular releases since the bands inception in the mid-1990s. It is some eight years since the.. Read More
Inexorable – Sea Of Dead Consciousness (Godz Ov War)

Inexorable – Sea Of Dead Consciousness (Godz Ov War)

This is the third of 3 EP’s released by Inexorable between 2008 and 2015 and originally came out via Unholy Prophecies on limited- edition cassette with just 200 copies. Obviously Polish label Godz Ov War found the duo from Germany impossible to stop and have.. Read More
Reptil – Throne Of Collapse (Razor Music)

Reptil – Throne Of Collapse (Razor Music)

The freaks are out with this German act of self-described “individuals,” who are certainly that. They seem to be led by a dreadlocked messiah who describes them as being either the biggest joy or biggest disaster in his life. Videos are eye-catching as they cover.. Read More
Oversense - The Storyteller (S/R)

Oversense – The Storyteller (S/R)

Oversense. It’s a non-committal, less-than-obvious name isn’t it? It gives away nothing about the style of the album to follow. And to dub Oversense merely as Melodic Heavy Metal is also painting them into a corner that they will come out fighting from with teeth.. Read More
Farsot - Fail-lure (Prophecy)

Farsot – Fail-lure (Prophecy)

A prerequisite for me was to listen first to Farsot’s “Insects” (2011), which I would list as one of my favourite albums of all. Creeping, nightmarish and infectious, it really should be available on free prescription for those miserable souls who suffer from a deficiency.. Read More
Obelyskkh - The Providence (Exile On Mainstream)

Obelyskkh – The Providence (Exile On Mainstream)

German underground doom metal is a good thing. There’s an irresistible passion and zeal to be found with their primal, entrancing riffs that in a way, give it a unique identity. These qualities can also be found here in Obelyskkh. Whilst rooted in the traditional.. Read More
Vitriol – S/T (Hellthrasher Productions)

Vitriol – S/T (Hellthrasher Productions)

Dankest German filthsters Vitriol released this debut as a demo on cassette format during 2016 and it has been picked up now by Hellthrasher Productions and given a new lease of death on CD. The Nürnberg based duo behind it go cryptically by the names.. Read More
Disbelief - The Symbol of Death (Listenable Records)

Disbelief – The Symbol of Death (Listenable Records)

Is it really seven years since Disbelief released “Heal!”? Time flies, I guess, and I remember enjoying it a fair bit when it was released, with their mid-tempo meat-and-potatoes take on death metal. One of Germany’s most reliable death metal bands, having been active since.. Read More
Interview – MANTAR

Interview – MANTAR

German duo, MANTAR, are in the midst of tearing through Europe, annihilating one city at a time with their explosive blackened sludge interpretations of punk rock. We caught up with vocalist/guitarist Hanno ahead of their show at the Black Heart in Camden – the van.. Read More
Morast – Ancestral Void (Totenmusik / Ván Records)

Morast – Ancestral Void (Totenmusik / Ván Records)

I have previously mentioned in my review of the Venenum album that Germany has fast become a major force within the death metal scene as another act vies for prominence. The band’s debut demo in 2015 was a crawling insidious slab of gruelling malfeasance as.. Read More