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Schafott - The Black Flame (High Roller)

Schafott – The Black Flame (High Roller)

It’s debut album time for this bunch of Teutonic terrors, always a big step even in this day and age. Once the backwards snarling and melodic guitar intro ‘Conflagration’ is out of the way, which suggests some gritty and dark but traditional metal, we get.. Read More
Der Weg einer Freiheit – Finisterre (Season of Mist)

Der Weg einer Freiheit – Finisterre (Season of Mist)

I very much appreciated Der Weg einer Freiheit’s previous release “Stellar” (2015), which had atmospheric power, intensity and fluidity, so I had high hopes for this one, the band’s fourth album. “A human can never become an animal”, philosophises a lady in German to a.. Read More
Attic - Sanctimonious (Van)

Attic – Sanctimonious (Van)

Germany’s Attic are set to releases this their first concept album centred around 4 characters in a convent. Namely Sister Alice, Sister Joan, Abbess Margaret and Prioress Clare. The sinister sounds are obviously compared to Mercyful Fate, especially with the falsetto vocal. Attic have yet.. Read More
End of Green – Void Estate (Napalm Records)

End of Green – Void Estate (Napalm Records)

“Dark. Loud. Stuttgart” is what’s written about End of Green. I’m not sure what image I’m supposed to have of Stuttgart other than a picture of urban Germany. I’m not entirely convinced about the “loud” part either as what I was listening to was a.. Read More
Accept - The Rise of Chaos (Nuclear Blast)

Accept – The Rise of Chaos (Nuclear Blast)

Accept are an institution of metal music, I have no need to go any further with this I feel. So another Accept album starts as it means to go on. From the first few listens, it’s clear, quality is very important and the execution is.. Read More
Task Force Beer - The Meaning Of Life (S/R)

Task Force Beer – The Meaning Of Life (S/R)

Task Force Beer (also known as T.FB) are a death/grind/groove five piece from Trier, down in the Rhineland region of Germany who came together in 2015. Composed of members who featured in regional bands of similar styles, the gents, with a hefty dose of alcohol.. Read More
Rage - Seasons of the Black (Nuclear Blast)

Rage – Seasons of the Black (Nuclear Blast)

Sometimes writing a review isn’t as easy as you might initially think. I mean, I’m sat here trying to find expansive and interesting ways to say “if you liked their last album you’ll like this one”. I’m not being unimaginative – even the band themselves.. Read More
Atlantean Kodex - The Annihilation Of Bavaria (Van Records)

Atlantean Kodex – The Annihilation Of Bavaria (Van Records)

Atlantean Kodex. Bavarian purveyors of the richest epic metal outside of Solstice, writers of lyrics both poetic and rich in academic research. A truly remarkable troupe whose last studio album The White Goddess is a genuine classic. If you know them you will want this... Read More
Lifeless - The Occult Mastery (FDA Records)

Lifeless – The Occult Mastery (FDA Records)

Who’d have thought…Germany’s Lifeless would return with their third full length album, and my opening statement refers to a rotten death metal band in the vein of the Swedish masters, however as with Dismember in their later years, some of the guitar pieces here are.. Read More
Blackevil - The Ceremonial Fire (FDA Records)

Blackevil – The Ceremonial Fire (FDA Records)

I have only recently discovered this German band via their debut EP ‘Hail the Cult’, which was some hefty black/thrash. This full length album certainly expands their arsenal somewhat based on what I’ve heard. The nasty harshness is still present, but there a touch of.. Read More
Orden Ogan – Gunmen (AFM)

Orden Ogan – Gunmen (AFM)

German Metallers Orden Ogan’s sixth studio album is upon us, as the band continue their rise to the upper echelons of German Power Metal. Actually to dub Orden Ogan as merely Power Metal is limiting their style and doing them a bit of disservice. The.. Read More
Dead – A Dirty Mind Is A Joy Forever (FDA Records)

Dead – A Dirty Mind Is A Joy Forever (FDA Records)

Bit of an institution are Dead. This trio of Germans have been sleazily rocking since way back in 1991 and their line-up has been pretty consistent throughout that time. They describe their sound as ‘erotic death metal’ and if you consider yourself a ‘slave to.. Read More