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Fotocrime – Always Night (Golden Antenna)

I have to echo a colleague’s recent review and ponder the question of whether “Goth” is looked on as a musical swear word these days? Take Fotocrime for example. They have no problem admitting it is “Always Night” but there… Continue Reading →

Cursed Moon – Rites Of Darkness (Hells Headbangers)

I’ll start off by saying – I like this album. I am not sure if I like it for the same reasons that Sal Hellraiser wants me to. This is good fun Goth. He is marketing it as Deathwave but… Continue Reading →

Porn – The Ogre Inside (Les Disques Rubicon)

Apparently, French industrial/goth metalers Porn, are named after the album ‘Pornography’ by The Cure. While I find that a little hard to believe, you’ll be pleased to know that their sound is every bit as filthy as the sort of… Continue Reading →

Veikchild – Dark Hellectro Monument (iM Electronica)

Veikchild are a project formed by an unknown mastermind (I’m guessing French) and I suppose they are the goth/darkwave entry into the synthwave movement. This is more inspired by films/video games music with occasional bouts of singing added in. Their… Continue Reading →

Suns of Thyme – Cascades (Napalm)

Genres are ever expanding. No one wants to be constrained to a pigeon hole so they create new ones for others to then be forced into.  Berlin’s “Suns of Thyme” are described as Krautgaze which I-with Holmes like deduction take… Continue Reading →

Dperd – V (My Kingdom)

Dperd are an enigma. In a time of internet saturation they almost don’t exist. I used a popular search engine that rhymes with floogle to research them and came up with nothing, nada . Just a suggestion that I meant… Continue Reading →

Mortiis- The Great Deceiver (Omnipresence)

Old pointy nose is back! Mortiis and friends return after a 5 year hiatus and he has even released a statement that the goblin mask is coming out of mothballs.  Good because this glorious electro industrial pop metal record deserves… Continue Reading →

Publicist UK – Forgive Yourself (Relapse)

When an album comes through for review that states “Recommended if you like… Joy Division”, it’s certain to draw my interest. In the case of Publicist UK (the UK part being a particular curse bestowed upon acts of a more…ahem…”gothic”… Continue Reading →

Ides of Gemini – Old World New Wave (Neurot)

From the off, this album simply screams ‘now’ – a wistful, female-fronted power trio delivering arcane-tinged, esoteric hymns through the medium of ethereal vocals, quasi-tribal percussion and metal-tinged riffing from the (obligatory) big-bearded guitarist. Cloaked in an autumnal ambience and… Continue Reading →

Albez Duz – The Coming of Mictlan (Iron Bonehead)

Whilst I may now be in my 45th year on this planet, and sometimes look back with fondness on the days of vinyl, tape exchanges, and badly printed fanzines on a few pages of photocopied A4 paper, the modern age… Continue Reading →

Deathstars – The Perfect Cult (Nuclear Blast)

  After the disappointingly familiar Night Electric Night (2009) the Deathstars took a break to revisit the drawing board and after a five year hiatus present us with their fourth album ‘The Perfect Cult’. After a short eerie build up,… Continue Reading →

Eviscerated Panda Vulgar Display Of Panda – Sarah Tipper

Damn pandas, even when the females put on a vulgar display the males are often too nonchalant and indifferent, that’s why breeding them in captivity is such a difficult task! But this is no sexually explicit nature documentary. I am… Continue Reading →

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