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Arrogant Destruktor / Wrang – Split (Wolfspell Records)

Arrogant Destruktor / Wrang – Split (Wolfspell Records)

Some major damage going on here. The cover shows a bombed out and totally devastated scene that looks like somewhere such as Dresden in WWII. There’s a tank on the back cover and inside a shiny disc with 2 bands causing utmost destruction. One of.. Read More
Cirith Gorgor – Bi den Dode Hant (Hammerheart Records)

Cirith Gorgor – Bi den Dode Hant (Hammerheart Records)

My first encounter with Cirith Gorgor was about 15 years ago when they blackened my life thanks to a track on a sampler. Although I never did anything more about it at the time, I didn’t forget the name of this band, whose sample made.. Read More
Antropomorphia – Sermon Ov Wrath (Metal Blade)

Antropomorphia – Sermon Ov Wrath (Metal Blade)

An interesting word that pretty much means “to have the form of man,” Antropomorphia have been rumbling around in the Dutch underworld for two and a half decades now having 1st shat out their charmingly entitled Bowel Mutilation demo in 1992. I have to admit.. Read More
GOLD – Optimist (Vàn)

GOLD – Optimist (Vàn)

I really appreciated the originality of GOLD’s previous album “No Image”, which mixed a gothic darkwave style with strong song structures. So too “Optimist” is dark and sinister. Hypnotising and moody rhythms, shadowy sounds and a haunting female vocal line are at the heart of.. Read More
Dool - Here Now, There Then (Prophecy Productions)

Dool – Here Now, There Then (Prophecy Productions)

Dutch band Dool (apparently it means ‘wander’) have coalesced around ex- The Devil’s Blood bassist and drummer Job van de Zande and Micha Haringfrom respectively. As such they unavoidably bring a certain amount of baggage with them for me as I loved TDB. The PR.. Read More
Kjeld / Wederganger – Split (Van)

Kjeld / Wederganger – Split (Van)

Dutch extreme metal is in a rude state of health at the moment, and while the immediate focus may go towards the pummelling death metal scene, there is a hotbed of quality black metal bands lurking in the undergrowth, just waiting to ensnare those who.. Read More
Entrapment - Through Realms Unseen (Pulverised)

Entrapment – Through Realms Unseen (Pulverised)

This is album number three, with Dutch death metal there is always an air of quality akin to the classics, and in this case, main man Michel Jonker has laid down his master plan along with others for this slight expansion of the Entrapment arsenal... 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
Asphyx - Incoming Death (Century Media)

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 fuzzier than chewbacca’s ballsack. And.. Read More
An Autumn For Crippled Children – Eternal (Wickerman Recordings)

An Autumn For Crippled Children – Eternal (Wickerman Recordings)

Reviewing this album is a Herculean task.  Wait don’t strop off muttering “bloody net reviews with their freebies moaning”!  This is no “ugh I have to put myself through THIS?!!” cry for pity. I really like this band. Well to say that is a bit.. Read More
Urfaust – Empty Space Meditation (Ván Records)

Urfaust – Empty Space Meditation (Ván Records)

Starting off with spacious and dark textured soundscapes of drone (so much for their Facebook promise of “no new age ambient tunes” eh?), the first track of ‘Empty Space Meditation’ sets about creating an atmosphere that creeps along at a glacial pace, with the occasional.. Read More
Minotaur Head – S/T (War Anthem Records)

Minotaur Head – S/T (War Anthem Records)

This slab of grimness is the debut album of pan-European supergroup Minotaur Head; containing members of various Swedish and Dutch underground extreme metal bands, that any extreme metal fan worth his or her salt will have heard of: Hail Of Bullets, Asphyx, and God Macabre.. Read More