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Primal Attack - Heartless Oppressor (Rastilho Records)

Primal Attack – Heartless Oppressor (Rastilho Records)

‘Heartless Oppressor’ is the second album by this Portuguese quintet formed in Lisbon in 2012 comprising of Pica on vocals, Tiago and Miguel on rhythm and lead guitars respectively, Miranda on bass and Mike on drums. The album opens with “Red Silence”, a heavy and.. Read More
Hyenas – Deadweights (Pelagic Records)

Hyenas – Deadweights (Pelagic Records)

If you didn’t know Pelagic Records is the label run by Robin Staps from The Ocean who you should recognise. The label is packed with excellent bands ranging from post rock to grindcore as this new proposition from Germany unveils a debut album that keeps.. Read More
Iron Reagan - Crossover Ministry (Relapse)

Iron Reagan – Crossover Ministry (Relapse)

Having a bad day? Maybe the boss is giving you the shits and the rest of humanity is conspiring to just not play nice? 30 minutes is all you need to cast away these unpleasantries and Iron Reagan may just be the cure. “Crossover Ministry”.. Read More
Nick Noro – Vietnamm (NBRD / Merdumgiriz Records)

Nick Noro – Vietnamm (NBRD / Merdumgiriz Records)

Apparently Californian Noro has been in a thrash metal group called Survival as well as Static Thought who played here at Reading and Leeds Festival (which means we probably wouldn’t have liked em). Listening to tracks from his solo material such as Cut on his.. Read More
Razor Sharp Death Blizzard – You Will Burn (From Beyond Records)

Razor Sharp Death Blizzard – You Will Burn (From Beyond Records)

Off to Selkirk in Scotland for a slab of discontent via the descriptively named Razor Sharp Death Blizzard which in my mind brings a vision of a bunch of neds going at each other with all manner of lethal implements. This lot are unlikely to.. Read More
Rest – S/T (Third I Rex)

Rest – S/T (Third I Rex)

Off to Udine a tranquil looking place in the NW of Italy here and no doubt partly responsible for shattering any peace and quiet in the region we have noise-mongers Rest (certainly not living up to their name) to blame. There’s not a huge amount.. Read More
Teethgrinder – Nihilism (Lifeforce)

Teethgrinder – Nihilism (Lifeforce)

These Dutch noiseniks have only been in existence since 2013 and already they are spewing forth Nihilism as a follow up to “Misanthropy”. (positive chaps eh?) . These guys chew up grindcore, crust and hardcore, gargle black and death and then pick their teeth with.. Read More
Hierophant – Mass Grave (Season Of Mist)

Hierophant – Mass Grave (Season Of Mist)

There’s a comment that goes with this album, stating “no pink unicorns here”. This is very true. The comment reminded me of the time when someone said to me “Andrew, you’ll never be pink and fluffy”. This is equally true of Hierophant. There are no.. Read More
Noise Emission Control - Desordre Et Mepris (S/R)

Noise Emission Control – Desordre Et Mepris (S/R)

Formed in 2006, Noise Emission Control are a formidable four piece. With a blend of hardcore, hard rock and an old school punk vibe all thrown together to create a highly charged, self-released EP titled “Desordre et Mepres” which roughly translates to disorder and contempt... Read More
Underling – Breathe Deeply / Bloodworship (Neuropa Records)

Underling – Breathe Deeply / Bloodworship (Neuropa Records)

Californian atmospheric black metal band Underling have recently signed to Neuropa records, giving us a chance to catch up with two great releases, 2013’s ‘Breathe Deeply’ and 2015’s ‘Bloodworship’, both re-issued in glorious digipack form. Playing with a potent mix of outright aggression, blackgaze ambience.. Read More
Interview – Okkultokrati

Interview – Okkultokrati

Fresh from the release of fourth album ‘Raspberry Dawn’ and four dates into their European tour with Trap Them and Venom Prison, Norwegian weirdos, Okkultokrati, are in need of a well earned rest. We took a load off with BlackRace (guitars), Verminscum (drums) and Feffe.. Read More