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Praying Angel – The Judgement (Boersma Records)

I often feel for upcoming metal bands dealing with the constant wrangling of genre tagging and the inevitable pigeon holing that that stigma attaches to a band whether in a positive or negative light. For some that negativity can stain… Continue Reading →

Bellrope – You Must relax (Exile On Mainstream)

Aaaaaargh! Sometimes you need a little petrol thrown on a fire. Bellrope who rose from the ashes of Black Shape of Nexus (yeah I stole that from the PR blurb –fight me!) are dropping their debut “You Must Relax”. They… Continue Reading →

Werian – Animist (Eisenwald)

Whistling winds, chasmic echoes and moody melancholy are always good. To be fair, there’s a lot more than this in this carefully crafted epic journey from Werian, an old German word that has to do with werewolves, shamanism and the… Continue Reading →

Menschenfresser – Sterben (Boersma Records)

Roughly translated as ‘Man Eaters’, Menschenfresser are an old school death metal/thrash metal three piece who formed in 2006 and hail from Trier in the depths of the Rhineland in Germany. With two demos, an EP and three full length… Continue Reading →

Grendel’s Syster – Orphic Gold Leaves (S/R)

Right, this six tracker is actually a three tracker as three songs are each repeated in English and German. It came in a lovely digipack CD, very cool for a self-release, and appears to be the debut from this German… Continue Reading →

Deserted Fear – Drowned By Humanity (Century Media)

Deserted Fear (along with countrymen Chapel Of Disease) are, for my money one of the best death metal bands around. I’ve been a fan since their 2012 Debut “My Empire” and these Germans have gone from strength to strength, never… Continue Reading →

Groza – Unified In Void (Art Of Propaganda)

This is the first sacrifice since the 2016 inception by German misanthropic horde Groza. This spawn is labelled as a full length release, but its DNA is made up of only a limited 5 tracks, generating a ‘Reign in Blood’… Continue Reading →

Shrike – Zeitgeist Geistzeit (S/R)

Work cut out with this one. There’s very little information about German band Shrike to be found in English and this disc didn’t even come with a track listing. Still we like a challenge and reviewing things with all the… Continue Reading →

Agrypnie – Grenzænger / Pavor Nocturnus (Supreme Chaos Records)

The term Post in music, for example Post-Punk, has developed greatly over the years. It’s a strange genre to try and describe but if you know, you know. Think of Post as an often dystopian, modernist or perhaps even experimental… Continue Reading →

Der Rote Milan – Moritat (Unholy Conspiracy Deathwork)

An album centered around the Thirty Years War in what is now the western part of Germany, that could be quite interesting. German black metallers Der Rote Milan clearly have ambitions with such a concept on their second album “Moritat”,… Continue Reading →

Nailed To Obscurity – Black Frost (Nuclear Blast)

Contrary to their moniker, this German five piece have been plucked from obscurity to release their fourth album with considerable fanfare, after impressing on the European live circuit in recent years. Comparisons have already been made to the early works… Continue Reading →

Cntmpt – Towards Neglect (Into Endless Chaos Records)

All three band members of this German black metal act are prolific in a number of other bands such as Evil Warriors, Division Speed, Vidargängr, to name a few and within this project they are simply named as B, M… Continue Reading →

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