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Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult – Mardom (War Anthem Records)

This 22 year old Germanic Black metal institution that is Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult is back with their 6th sacrifice in the form of ‘Mardom’. This is pure, raw, traditional, venomous black metal in its purest form and Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult… Continue Reading →

Waldgeflüster – Mondscheinsonaten (Nordvis)

From the promo track I listened to before deciding to review the album, I was expecting this to be mellow ethereal black metal full of atmosphere, they are called forest whisperings after all. Well I got the black metal bit… Continue Reading →

Exumer – Hostile Defiance (Metal Blade)

Returning once again to bring the Teutonic Thrash fury, Exumer are here with ‘Hostile Defiance’, the follow up to the impressive 2016 release; “The Raging Tides”. Exposition isn’t really necessary here because face it, Teutonic Thrash metal is something easily… Continue Reading →

Scarcrow – Beyond The Black Rainbow (Scream)

Firstly, check the spelling. Scar, not scare. Makes a helluva difference if you’re trying to find them online. Jus’ sayin’…. With a debut album. named after a marginally obscure horror film, a song called ‘It Can’t Rain All The Time’… Continue Reading →

AntropomorphiA – Merciless Savagery (Metal Blade)

Naked lady on cover and no doubt very cold by the looks of it and plenty more uses of the letter v instead ov f, yep AntropomorphiA are back. It seem like only yesterday since we were discussing Sermon Ov… Continue Reading →

Illum Adora – …of Serpentine Forces (Folter Records)

Illum Adora specialize in traditional black metal (of the 2nd wave variety), and have just unleashed their debut album ‘…of Serpentine Forces’ via Folter Records. The German band, consisting of the brilliantly monikered main man Hurricane Hellfukker (from Zarathustra), Shargaz… Continue Reading →

Vex – Golden Times (Boersma Records)

I have to say that if you let your PR company send out a release that says you are unique and coin a new sub genre for you, you’d better brace yourself as some smartarse reviewer will tell you you’re… Continue Reading →

Radare – Der Endless Dream (Golden Antenna)

Wiesbaden. Not the most exciting place on earth. Not today, at least. Fancy, though. And rich. The German town used to be very famous for its hot springs, and for being a bathing and gambling place. It was once called… Continue Reading →

Obscure Infinity – Evocation of Chaos / Into the Vortex of Obscurity (FDA Records)

German Death metal, pure and simple… These guys have been going for a few years and herald an old school approach. Every now and then there are some super cool melodic passages added into the mix. Essentially, a complete package… Continue Reading →

KHNVM – Foretold Monuments Of Flesh (Testimony Records)

International bands are likely to be a topic which I have covered before but alas, let us speak of it again. In the age of the internet whereby a file can be sent instantly to the other side of the… Continue Reading →

Booze Control – Forgotten Lands (Gates Of Hell Records)

Teutonic head bangers Booze Control are now ten years into their career. Their recorded output has been steady with an EP and four long players to their credit. The band name might suggest a debauched Sunset Strip hair group decked… Continue Reading →

Eremit – Carrier of Weight (Transcending Obscurity)

Transcending Obscurity records is the home for German Sludge/Doom duo Eremit’s debut, Carrier of Weight. Damn is there some weight held within. 68 mins of metal spread haphazardly over just three tracks. This is not doom for the light hearted or… Continue Reading →

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