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Paradise Lost – Obsidian (Nuclear Blast)

Sixteen albums… That amounts to an album released every other year of Paradise Lost’s 32-year career. Granted there are some longer breaks than a year, but that’s because they released 7 in in the 1990s. Not only prolific, but damned… Continue Reading →

Katatonia – City Burials (Peaceville)

After a short hiatus these erstwhile Swedes have returned to the fray, though I daresay nobody noticed they were actually gone. Personally, I lost track of them in the early-noughties around the time of “Viva Emptiness”. It was around this… Continue Reading →

The Medea Project – Sisyphus (S/R)

Their bio says that while they are currently in Nottingham, UK, they hail from the east coast of South Africa, which I have an issue with, as that’s over 2000km worth of coast to figure out where they come from…. Continue Reading →

On Thorns I Lay – Threnos (Lifeforce Records)

This is the 9th album by this 25 year old Greek band. Granted this may be the first album of theirs that I’m actually listening to, but I was aware of their existence owing to their contemporaries which I follow… Continue Reading →

Stråle – Bourbon Souls (FDA Records)

It might come as a surprise to those who frequent the hallowed pages of Ave Noctum to see yours truly doing a review for a band on F.D.A, a renowned Death Metal label. Not least myself. But as the description… Continue Reading →

Dominia – The Withering Of The Rose (MSH Music Group)

Melancholy, inescapable heartache, night of despair, loss, exhausting, plaintive tears, velvet darkness. Just a few of the buzz-words in the promotional information that the record company kindly arms us writers with when preparing to do a review of this latest… Continue Reading →

Tor Marrock – The Concept Of Self (Black Vulture Records)

I think it is fair to say that I have been enjoying the dark, delicious delights of Welsh band Tor Marrock pretty much since inception. They have now delivered three albums and I have caught them at a few shows,… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

Deathwhite – For A Black Tomorrow (Season Of Mist)

Last year, French record label Season Of Mist managed to impress me with some fantastic releases, including the outstanding “Radiation” album by Impure Wilhelmina, which ended up on top of my “best of 2017” list. This year, it’s starting well… Continue Reading →

Cradle Of Filth – Cryptoriana: The Seductiveness Of Decay (Nuclear Blast)

It’s hard to think that this is the first time in their 26 year history and after twelve albums that Dani Filth has released two official albums with the same line-up. This is something I never really took notice of… Continue Reading →

End of Green – Void Estate (Napalm Records)

“Dark. Loud. Stuttgart” is what’s written about End of Green. I’m not sure what image I’m supposed to have of Stuttgart other than a picture of urban Germany. I’m not entirely convinced about the “loud” part either as what I… Continue Reading →

Ecnephias – The Sad Wonder Of The Sun (My Kingdom Music)

‘The Sad Wonder Of The Sun’ is the sixth album by the this Italian quintet from Potenza and the second time I get to review them, first time being their self-titled release 2 years ago. Their dark wave inspired Gothic… Continue Reading →

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