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Crematory – Oblivion (SPV)

Crematory – Oblivion (SPV)

I’ve doubtless gone on record as saying how much I liked Crematory’s “Revolution” album (2004) and how everything since has been a worthy offshoot of that, but I say it again as I now consider the merits of “Oblivion”, the German band’s 14th (yes, fourteenth).. Read More
Antlers – Beneath.Below.Behold (Totenmusik/Ván Records)

Antlers – Beneath.Below.Behold (Totenmusik/Ván Records)

When Deafheaven released its masterpiece “Sunbather” in 2013, it created a rift in the black metal scene. On one side, there were those who dismissed this new wave as not being black metal at all, while on the other side an increasing amount of artists.. Read More
Goath – II: Opposition (Ván)

Goath – II: Opposition (Ván)

I can just imagine the scene down at the Goath hell-bunker when finished copies of the last album arrived – debut Luciferian Goath Ritual. Goathammer: ‘Muerte, can I speak to you for a minute. We just got the album back from the printers over in.. Read More
Cherokee - Wakan Tanka Nici Un (Dying Victims)

Cherokee – Wakan Tanka Nici Un (Dying Victims)

I have followed this German band since their first Bandcamp release, in fact over the last couple of years, this source has been excellent for finding new artists. This is their latest 4-track MLP, released on Dying Victims productions, a great label I know well.. Read More
Ascension – Under Ether (World Terror Committee)

Ascension – Under Ether (World Terror Committee)

In the words of Varg Vikernes “It has nothing to do with Satanism” which may well be true for a lot of Black Metal, particularly the earlier tones of for example Burzum. However that doesn’t mean that the shadow of the beast hasn’t been present.. Read More
Tortuga -  When The Shit Hits The Fan (Black Chest Records)

Tortuga – When The Shit Hits The Fan (Black Chest Records)

Aha! It’s my own personal talk like a pirate day, again, and despite my misgivings about this whole alleged genre and the need to have a serious word with Alestorm, I find myself swabbing the decks and splicing the main brace once more with Tortuga... Read More
Vindorn – Perdition (Sol Records)

Vindorn – Perdition (Sol Records)

Vindorn has set out to make its mark in an oversubscribed part of the black metal scene by carving out a unique sound all of its own. Not an easy prospect when you consider that malign and grim true black metal is something that is.. Read More
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