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JT Ripper – Gathering of the Insane (I Hate)

JT Ripper – Gathering of the Insane (I Hate)

Well, this worked out a little different than I thought it might. Looking at the initial promo blurb, which talked about a German power trio taking an old school approach to heavy metal, I thought I’d be listening to something charming; perhaps even an album.. Read More
Lord of Solitude / Thronehammer – Vampire Bites Split (Church Within)

Lord of Solitude / Thronehammer – Vampire Bites Split (Church Within)

Church Within Records started a project of releasing a series of split EPs, starting with “The Church Within Vol. 1: Vampire Bites”, which features Lord Of Solitude from New Zealand and Thronehammer from the UK and Germany. The entire series will be released on 10”.. Read More
Ichor – Hadal Ascending (Unholy Conspiracy Deathwork)

Ichor – Hadal Ascending (Unholy Conspiracy Deathwork)

There is nothing like a little escapism in film or literature, so why should music be any different. I am often met with sniggers or chuckles when I mention Power Metal or the wild worlds of the mighty Bal-Sagoth but I ask you what is.. Read More
Chapel Of Disease – And As We have Seen The Storm, We Have embraced The Eye (Van Records)

Chapel Of Disease – And As We have Seen The Storm, We Have embraced The Eye (Van Records)

I’ve been a big fan of Chapel Of Disease since their 2012 debut album “Summoning Black Gods” and I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing that and their second album,  2015’s amazing  “The Mysterious Ways Of Repetitive Art” for one website or another. These Germans have.. Read More
Interview - The Ocean

Interview – The Ocean

Robin Staps (guitar, primary songwriter) and Paul Seidel (drums), Zagreb, 17/11/2018 The 17th of November was one of the first really cold days in Zagreb this autumn. At six o’clock in the evening, the arranged interview time, it was already dark outside. Doing the interview.. Read More
Godskill - The Gatherer Of Fear And Blood (MDD Records)

Godskill – The Gatherer Of Fear And Blood (MDD Records)

For a band that formed this decade, Godskill certainly have the feel of the angry ’90s about them, but tempered with a touch of the melodiously intricate. This is their second album after their well-received début in 2016, containing eight rather varied tracks. A very.. Read More
Septagon - Apocalyptic Rhymes (Cruz Del Sur)

Septagon – Apocalyptic Rhymes (Cruz Del Sur)

Last time out, Septagon didn’t quite live up to the hype and promise which the promotional material supplied with their album ‘Deadhead Syndicate’. Whilst it did bring some of the more technical and harder hitting aspects of the 80’s thrash scene to the sturdy and.. Read More
Suidakra - Cimbric Yarns (AFM)

Suidakra – Cimbric Yarns (AFM)

Celtic Metal, Viking Metal, Pirate Metal, there are a whole hogwash of fantastically made up genre tags that seem to bear almost no meaning. I am often infuriated when people refer to Amon Amarth, (later) Bathory and TYR as Viking Metal despite the fact that.. Read More
The Ocean Collective - Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic (Metal Blade / Pelagic Records)

The Ocean Collective – Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic (Metal Blade / Pelagic Records)

This is one of those releases you could write a treatise about (not that such releases are abundant). Its scope is so ambitious, it borders on megalomania. But that’s fine with me. Who has ever achieved anything significant by setting themselves small goals? Maybe someday.. Read More
Décembre Noir – Autumn Kings (Lifeforce)

Décembre Noir – Autumn Kings (Lifeforce)

Autumn is upon us. Rain is pouring from grey skies, leaves are falling from the trees and there is a need for somber, heavy music. Décembre Noir provide for this with their third album “Autumn Kings”, bringing us some joyfully gloomy music in the style.. Read More
Deathrite – Nightmares Reign (Century Media)

Deathrite – Nightmares Reign (Century Media)

YES! A decent, old school death metal album lands in my filthy box which was much needed after I appeared to upset the whole of Belgium with my review of the Moss Upon The Skull album the other day. I feel guilty……I really do….. This.. Read More
Hammer King  - Poseidon Will Carry us Home (Cruz Del Sur)

Hammer King – Poseidon Will Carry us Home (Cruz Del Sur)

Hammer King are back again and as you would expect, they bring another dose of Power Metal for you all. Album #3 “Poseidon Will Carry Us Home” breaks the tradition the band has so far set with regards to its naming habits (there isn’t a.. Read More