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Defiled – Infinite Regress (Season Of Mist)

I initially thought that this Japanese band was familiar to me only to find that I have not heard them before but after this album I will be checking out their back catalogue. This album captures the essence of brutal… Continue Reading →

Deathrite – Nightmares Reign (Century Media)

YES! A decent, old school death metal album lands in my filthy box which was much needed after I appeared to upset the whole of Belgium with my review of the Moss Upon The Skull album the other day. I… Continue Reading →

Vomitor – Pestilent Death (Hell’s Headbangers)

Ah, Vomitor, Aussies with all the natural subtlety and reserve of their countrymen removed. And of course we wouldn’t have it any other way. Pestilent Death is their fourth full length but it’s been around six years since The Escalation,… Continue Reading →

Provocator – Satan, Chaos, Blood And Terror (Moribund)

Recently I have found myself enamored by Bestial Black Metal or War Metal if you like. Raw untamed, relentless Black Metal with a heavy Death Metal influence taking inspiration from the beginnings of Extreme Metal with an excessive worship towards… Continue Reading →

Funeral Winds – Sinister Creed (Avantgarde)

…I get a feeling that 2018 is going to be a good year for fast, furious and brutal black metal… Now, Funeral Winds may take a bit of time getting a full-length record out, but when they do, they don’t… Continue Reading →

Tele s therion – Luzifers Abschied (Minotauro Records)

It has been a while since I last heard from the strange and sinister Tele s therion who are not in any way shape or form to be confused with the operatic, symphonic grandeur of their near namesakes. This is… Continue Reading →

Barathrum – Fanatiko (Saturnal)

Finnish black metal nutters (and I realise that is not a particularly useful descriptor to distinguish one Finnish black metal band from another) Barathrum have some serious catching up to do. This follow up to their last album, 2005’s Anno… Continue Reading →

Sacrificio – Guerra Eterna (Iron Bonehead Productions / Nuclear War Now! Productions)

This debut release, translated as ‘Eternal War’ I believe, comprises of a trio of Spaniards who wear more spikes, bullet belts, chains than most of the old thrash acts of the 80s combined and completed by headgear that looks like… Continue Reading →

Vircolac – The Cursed Travails Of The Demeter (Sepulchral Voice)

Another new name to me. Apparently it means ‘werewolf’ in Romanian but the band themselves are very much an Irish entity and frontman Darragh O’Laoghaire is also head honcho at Invictus Prodctions. Now for the literary amongst you, you will… Continue Reading →

Uncoffined – Ceremonies Of Morbidity (Momento Mori)

Ah, the return of Uncoffined. Filled by members and former members of Winds Of Genocide and disbanded Blessed Realm, their debut album Ritual Death And Funeral Rites was a little hidden masterclass in how to make old school death/doom metal,… Continue Reading →

Pyromancer – Demo MMXV (Godz Ov War)

This pair of fire-starters known as Conqueror Horus & Master of Graveyard Torment originally released this self-described demo on 100 edition limited cassette via Grim Winds Records. Obviously liking what they heard Polish label Godz Ov War Productions have gone… Continue Reading →

Ritual Killer – Exterminance (Season Of Mist)

Formed in 1999 by members of Goatwhore and a few like minded nihilists, Ritual Killer was conceived with the aim of being a singularly savage US black metal force. Their debut album (and only release aside from this follow-up) ‘Upon… Continue Reading →

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