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Voice of the Soul – Catacombs (S/R)

Formed in Kuwait and based in Dubai, Voice of the Soul are a three piece death metal outfit who draw deeply from the Scandinavian melodic death metal movement, citing Dark Tranquility, Insomnium and Opeth as big influences on them. After… Continue Reading →

Atten Ash – The Hourglass (Hypnotic Dirge)

This debut album from North Carolina outfit Atten Ash originally was released independently in 2012. Now it gets some proper attention via Hypnotic Dirge records and well it should considering this band comprises of Barre Gambling of Daylight Dies along with… Continue Reading →

Dantalion – Where Fear Is Born (Sleaszy Rider)

Album number five from Spaniards Dantalion and my first encounter with them. Apparently the band started as a black metal act but over the years have defined their sound and moved on to play a blend of atmospheric death doom…. Continue Reading →

Bloodshot Dawn – Demons (S/R)

I think it’s fair to say that up to here UK melodic death thrashers Bloodshot Dawn have been executing a textbook perfect ‘how to grow your band’ plan. Demo, EP, well received self released debut, lots of good to great… Continue Reading →

Malpractice – Turning Tides (Sensory Records)

Opening track “Best Kept Secret” could quite easily be applied to the band itself. While they may have been around for the last 20 years and have 5 previous releases, I don’t really recall ever  taking much notice of them,… Continue Reading →

For a Dozen Matters – The Hell That Follows (Trailblazer)

Promoted as an example of the New Wave of Swedish Death Metal, for me this album had a distinct old school air about it. With its intense driving force, death n roll covers it nicely. The band who deliver it… Continue Reading →

Words Of Farewell – The Black Wild Yonder (AFM)

Now I must say, I took a bit of a punt on this one when it became available for review. ‘Why not try something a bit different?’ I thought. After all, a bit of variation once in a while does… Continue Reading →

Moonspell & Insomnium – London Underworld 23/4/13

A good hint to bands going on tour, take Insomnium as support. It worked for Dark Tranquillity last time at this venue and did so tonight for Moonspell with both shows selling out. It was nice just having the two… Continue Reading →

Somnus Aeternus – On the Shores of Oblivion (Solitude Productions)

As a quick glance at the band name and record label should tell you, this is gloomy doom-death from Eastern Europe, in this case the Czech Republic. ‘On the Shores of Oblivion’ is the band’s first full length, and it… Continue Reading →

Vesperian Sorrow – Stormwinds of Ages (Amplitude Media Records

It’s good to know that this group from Texas are back with their 4th album. Their 2001 work “Psychotic Sculpture” brightens up my life each time I listen to it. After listening to it, I always find myself wondering why… Continue Reading →

Engraved Disillusion – Embers of Existence (Self-Released)

It says a lot that there are two rhythm guitarists in this band from Somerset. “Embers of Existence” features such strong and melodic riffs that it reminds me to some extent of an album by one of those guitar virtuosos…. Continue Reading →

Lahmia – Into the Abyss (Bakerteam Records)

This is one of those albums where I found myself heading down the trail of “who does this sound like?”, as it rumbles on in its melodic heavy metal way. I realise that Lahmia are not a tribute band and… Continue Reading →

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