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1914 – The Blind Leading The Blind (Redefining Darkness / Archaic Sound Records)

1914 are a death metal band from the Ukraine that have been around since 2014 and it’ll come as no surprise that a band named 1914 like to write songs about the Great War. What kind of songs? Fucking good… Continue Reading →

Siege Of Power – Warning Blast (Metal Blade)

I’d been looking forward to this!! Siege Of Power have just unleashed what is probably the most aptly titled debut album of the year with “Warning Blast”. Who is Siege Of Power? Well my young Padawan….allow me to enlighten you…. Continue Reading →

In Purulence – Putrid Valley (Great Dane)

Uniqueness, we all strive for it, everyone wants to be their own person this includes bands too. Sometimes artists strive for that rare, free-standing, genre-defying quality through means of experimentation melding together exhibits from selected genres, sometimes it works, other… Continue Reading →

Vuur – In This Moment We Are Free – Cities (Inside Out)

Anneke Van Giersbergen is a household name across the globe for any self-respecting metal head who leans towards the more symphonic brand of the metal world, and Anneke is back. This time she is flanked by some of the most… Continue Reading →

Blood Of Seklusion – Servants Of Chaos (FDA Records)

I wasn’t familiar with Blood of Seklusion prior to receiving this and having read the opening promo blurb that, rather confusingly stated “Swedish death metal from Italy” I started to frown and get a bit grumpy. Now Italy is famous… Continue Reading →

Ursinne – Swim With The Leviathan (Transcending Obscurity Records)

Blimey, another belter from Transcending Obscurity Records here with the debut album from Ursinne. Right, for starters what’s an “Ursinne” and what’s this band all about? Well for starters “Ursinne” is a Swedish word for “rage” and the band is… Continue Reading →

Interview – Dave Ingram (Audio)

“In a candid interview over a few beers, Mark Eve chats in depth with bona-fide death metal legend Dave Ingram.  Known for his unmistakeable vocal performances in bands such as Benediction, Bolt Thrower, Downlord, Echelon, Down Among The Dead Men… Continue Reading →

Invasion – Destroyer of Mankind (Abyss Records)

Returning after 7 years, Invasion come back with a more refined logo but the same theme with their WWII inspired death metal. Following on from a review I did some 7 years ago, Invasion haven’t changed what is not broken,… Continue Reading →

Echelon – The Brimstone Aggrandizement (Transcending Obscurity)

This is probably the last album review I’ll pen in 2016 for Ave Noctum and fuck me, what a belter to go out on! I could waffle on like normal with some sub Jeremy Clarkson prose but it’s Friday night… Continue Reading →

Sentient Horror – Ungodly Forms (Testimony Records)

What do you want from old school Swedish death metal? Well I for one want a tasty blend of brutality & catchiness. I want howling vocals, meaty riffs, fuzzy guitars and pounding drums with a hint of D-beat. Vomitory, Entrails,… Continue Reading →

Stench Price – S/T (Transcending Obscurity)

Avant-Garde Grind-Death…. Those are words I never imagined to see describing the sound of a band, but Stench Price have now brought that into the realms of reality. A truly international super-group of sorts, based out of Siberia for where… Continue Reading →

Asphyx – Incoming Death (Century Media)

All old school death metal fans know that there are 3 certainties in life. Death, Taxes, and the fact that any album with Martin Van Drunen’s voice on it is sure to have old school beats and a guitar tone… Continue Reading →

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