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Pyrior – Fusion (Tonzonen Records)

“Hmm, intriguing!” That is genuinely what I said out loud whilst alone in the house on opening the package from the esteemed editor of Ave Noctum that contained the CD and accompanying PR release for ‘Fusion’. Firstly, it was an… Continue Reading →

Scalpture – Eisenzeit (FDA Records)

Four years on from “Panzerdoktrin” these Germans are back with their second full length and what a blast it is. If you’re not familiar with the band, their sound is a unique and aggressive blend of old school Swedeath and… Continue Reading →

Pyre of Descent – Peaks Of Eternal Light (Terror From Hell Records)

Hailing from Berlin, Pyre of Descent are a band that have flown under the radar of this particular scribe, their eponymous 2018 release now being followed by ‘Peaks Of Eternal Light’. A combination of the band name, upbeat album title,… Continue Reading →

Stallion – Slaves of Time (High Roller)

These German’s are at it again…giving listeners infectious heavy metal with a touch of speed thrown in for good measure. This is album number three and the momentum keeps going and shows no sign of slowing down. The only time… Continue Reading →

Dark Fortress – Spectres From The Old World (Century Media)

No band does fear, misanthropy or creepy, agonising death better than Dark Fortress. If you don’t believe me, check out any of their albums but in particular “Séance” (2006), in my view one of the greatest black metal albums of… Continue Reading →

Frigoris – In Stille (Hypnotic Dirge)

‘In Stille’ is atmospheric beyond belief. The black metal soldiers of Frigoris have created a magnificent beast, entwining and deep, multi-layered atmospheres with beauty and grace a plenty. Each track on the release is a complete journey in itself and… Continue Reading →

The Spacelords – Spaceflowers (Tonzonen)

Once you get past the fact that The Spacelords are second cousins twice removed from the immediate Hawkwind friends and family circle you can start looking at them in their own right. They probably get very few reviews without mention… Continue Reading →

Torpëdo – Mechanic Tyrants (Gates of Hell)

This is a re-release of this German band’s debut 2019 demo. I have this with the band picture on it, so I am not new to this material. The music is labelled as speed metal, I have more affliction to… Continue Reading →

Maere – I (Lavadome)

I know nothing about Maere so it was dive right in unprepared really. We get six tracks, kind of. First is an intro; slow, deep brooding with vague vocal sounds. Echoing, hollow and buzzing of the void. Nicely atmospheric it… Continue Reading →

A Life Divided – Echoes (AFM)

OK peeps if you like 80’s movies, Stranger Things, keytars, wind machines, Giorgio Moroder and neon then stick around. If things have to be straight up metal with devils and doom all the time you may want to keep on… Continue Reading →

Pyogenesis – A Silent Soul Screams Loud (AFM)

Avant-Garde and German Metal trailblazers Pyogenesis return once more with stories inspired by the 19th century, finally bringing a curtain on the century which changed the world in so many ways. The journey initially began in 2015 with “A Century… Continue Reading →

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