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Dirty Connections - We Are The Night (FDA Records)

Dirty Connections – We Are The Night (FDA Records)

When a band’s debut album is called “Sextreme Dynamite” you know that said band are going to be very divisive. German 4-piece Dirty Connections are said band and their latest EP “We Are The Night” is their latest release after some restructuring work in the.. Read More
Phantom Winter – Into Dark Science (Golden Antenna)

Phantom Winter – Into Dark Science (Golden Antenna)

People should know what to expect from Phantom Winter by now, third album in and clearly honing their skills to a jagged-sharp edge. First album Cvlt was a great bit of doom-laden sludge metal that was more sonic experience than mere album. The follow up,.. Read More
Demon Incarnate – Key of Solomon  (FDA Records)

Demon Incarnate – Key of Solomon (FDA Records)

Well, this reviewing lark continues to be full of surprises. First surprise, the esteemed editor sends me a CD from FDA Records, a label that is pretty much intrinsically linked with the more extreme end of the market that really doesn’t get a play in.. Read More
Shroud of Satan – Of Evil Descent (Sol Records)

Shroud of Satan – Of Evil Descent (Sol Records)

It’s been a good couple of years since ‘At the Behest of Time’, but Shroud of Satan’s orthodox manifesto remains the same. The German bands 2nd full-length album ‘Of Evil Descent’ proudly states… “Our cult and identity cannot be acquired. It’s neither subject to acculturation.. Read More
Chaos Invocation – Reaping Season, Bloodshed Beyond (WTC Productions)

Chaos Invocation – Reaping Season, Bloodshed Beyond (WTC Productions)

This is the German black metal band’s third full album release. “Sinuous and serpentine black metal” is what we’re told to expect. Violence and rawness are what struck me about this work. I liked the old school style, which is akin to a gaping wound.. Read More
Goregast - Covered In Skin (FDA Records)

Goregast – Covered In Skin (FDA Records)

Strange. A short EP, re-release five years on from a 7″ turned into CD with a bonus Grave cover ‘Soulless’ on it, from a band still ‘on hiatus’. Great cover art from Basic Art suggesting some real old school rotting shenanigans though. Actually as the.. Read More
The Shadow Lizzards – S/T  (Tonzonen Records)

The Shadow Lizzards – S/T (Tonzonen Records)

This power vintage rock trio from Germany sound like they’ve been soaked in the music of their forebears. They pull together the laconic rhythms of Creedence Clearwater Revival, the smothering solos of B.B. King and Hendrix and blend it with the spine-tingling dramatics of The.. Read More
Eïs – Stillstand und Heimkehr (Prophecy)

Eïs – Stillstand und Heimkehr (Prophecy)

Nothing quite hits the spot like a new Eïs release and this one comes just in time for the bleakest, coldest time of the year. Eïs has perfected windswept black metal with some very subtle hints of folk as well as gothic touches, often through.. Read More
Der Todesking – Jorg Buttgereit (Arrow)

Der Todesking – Jorg Buttgereit (Arrow)

The king of death resides resplendent on his throne, it will not be too long before you sit at his feet, it could happen in an instant, a heartbeat. It could take a long suffocating agony, the release from which you find yourself begging for... Read More
Old Mother Hell – Old Mother Hell (Cruz Del Sur)

Old Mother Hell – Old Mother Hell (Cruz Del Sur)

Heavy metal is something I enjoy. The simple and straight to the point, no nonsense attack of riffs which demand headbanging, the vocals which have that power and hypnotic effect which makes you want to raise your fist in the air, the sheer loudness and.. Read More
Atomwinter – Catacombs (Trollzorn)

Atomwinter – Catacombs (Trollzorn)

Atomwinter are a new name to me, originating from the Saxony area I gather. Lovely cover to this, all stark black and white and highly detailed promising some old school styled death metal with Catacombs, and really that’s kind of what we get. Slow, ominous.. Read More
Long Distance Calling – Boundless (InsideOut)

Long Distance Calling – Boundless (InsideOut)

The main subject in the paintings of 19th century German painter Casper David Friedrich is nature. If the paintings feature people, they are portrayed with their backs towards the viewer. The people appear to be contemplating nature, its vastness, its force, the decay of man-made.. Read More