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Thron - Abysmal (Listenable Records)

Thron – Abysmal (Listenable Records)

Ah, the mid-to-late nineties. When Dissection were the daddies of melodic black metal, Cradle Of Filth hadn’t yet gone through that short but awkward novelty phase, Emperor were recording classic albums instead of cashing in on them with phoned-in reunions, and Varg… well, Varg was.. Read More
Brainstorm - Midnight Ghost (AFM)

Brainstorm – Midnight Ghost (AFM)

Surely Brainstorm are a true example of a Metal band that found a style, pushed it to its ultimate and stuck with it, accumulating and keeping fans with every album. On the menu is always heavy, intense powerful Metal every time and it’s why their.. Read More
Necronomicon - Unleashed Bastards (El Puerto Records)

Necronomicon – Unleashed Bastards (El Puerto Records)

While they may have been around for 34 years now, Necronomicon only released four albums before taking a 10-year hiatus between ’94 and ’04, and are now releasing their ninth album without appearing to have lost any vitality along the way. Sedately building the riffs.. Read More
The Clouds Will Clear - Recollection Of What Never Was (Tonzonen)

The Clouds Will Clear – Recollection Of What Never Was (Tonzonen)

The Clouds Will Clear are a four-piece post-rock instrumental band from Frankfurt, Germany, and Recollection Of What Never Was is their first full-length album. In 2014 they had released a self-titled EP. The overall impression, after having listened to the album quite a few times,.. Read More
Farsot / ColdWorld split - Toteninsel (Lupus Lounge)

Farsot / ColdWorld split – Toteninsel (Lupus Lounge)

This is a fascinating work. “Toteninsel” or “Island of the Dead” is the name of a painting by the Swiss Symbolist artist Arnold Böcklin. This album is based on the imagery of that painting. Farsot, who in their time have been responsible for some thoroughly.. Read More
Moto Toscana – Self Titled (Tonzonen Records)

Moto Toscana – Self Titled (Tonzonen Records)

Moto Toscana is a trio with four strings and a drum kit between them.  Is less more?  The fact that Andy (vox) Michi (distorted bass) and Chrisch (Drums) describe themselves as Sludgefunk/Disco Doom piqued my interest. Add into that their claim – which I have no reason.. Read More
Hagazussa – A Heathen's Curse (Lukas Feigelfeld) + OST MMMD (Antifrost)

Hagazussa – A Heathen’s Curse (Lukas Feigelfeld) + OST MMMD (Antifrost)

Hagazussa – A Heathens Curse is a new film by Austrian director Lukas Feigelfeld. It came to my attention somewhat randomly as the soundtrack by MMMD (Mohammad) was sent in for review. I had never heard of director or musicians but was intrigued and managed.. Read More
The Outside -  We Feel Through The Dead (Metropolitan Edge / Green Zone Music)

The Outside – We Feel Through The Dead (Metropolitan Edge / Green Zone Music)

International thrash-death group The Outside are a four piece whose members come from Israel, Chile and Germany and are currently based in Berlin. With a demo and 2 full-length releases already under their belts, The Outside are ready to drop album number 3: We Feel.. Read More
Panzer Squad – Ruins (Testimony Records)

Panzer Squad – Ruins (Testimony Records)

Teutonic threesome Panzer Squad began in 2012 and “Ruins” is their second full length release, following 2016’s “Coming to your Town”.  Heavy Metal’s preoccupation with the machines of War is understandable. Death contraptions of steel and iron that destroy and terrorize will always be wet dream.. Read More
U.D.O. -  Steelfactory (AFM)

U.D.O. – Steelfactory (AFM)

From the outset I have to point out that I wasn’t planning on reviewing an U.D.O album. It’s just that it was looking a little unloved and neglected on the Ave Noctum review pile, and after a career striding through forty years of metal our.. Read More
Toxik Shokk - Story Of Our Life (S/R)

Toxik Shokk – Story Of Our Life (S/R)

‘Story Of Our Life’ is the début offering by the 5-year-old German trash band from Mannheim, with album art, which tells an exacting story from purchasing a first thrash album to listening to it in a poster bedecked room. Sure, their sound harks of the.. Read More
Dauþuz - Des Zwerges Fluch (Naturmacht)

Dauþuz – Des Zwerges Fluch (Naturmacht)

Their name is death and theirs is a cold and very claustrophobic one as apparently the two shadowy entities behind Dauþuz, Aragonyth and Syderyth dwell deep under the ground. Conceptually the music here explores the subterranean mines hidden beneath the German countryside pre the 19th.. Read More