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Death The Leveller – II (Cruz Del Sur)

You know it’s been a god-long time since I had any true doom to review. It’s all 70s flare botherers and sludgy death these days. This was doubly gratefully received as Death The Leveller rose from the ashes of Irish… Continue Reading →

Sectile – Falls Apart (S/R)

Progressive metal is a tricky thing. Overdo it with the complexity and the unusual harmonies and you end up with a mess that even great musicianship can’t save. Sectile, a relatively young band from Dublin, Ireland, founded in November 2016,… Continue Reading →

Sacrilegia – The Triclavian Advent (Invictus)

One thing that really appeals to me is Black Thrash Metal, being a long time fan of early Punk Rock, and a fair bit of modern Punk for that matter I have a desire for the whole sloppy, no cares… Continue Reading →

Vircolac – Masque (Sepulchral Voice Records)

I was very taken with the debut EP from this Irish band. Their old school death metal with a large slice of black metal and their own take on how to squeeze melody between the cracks worked well for me,… Continue Reading →

Therapy? – Manchester Gorilla 16/11/18

As I scale the steps leading into Manchester’s Gorilla, I am met with a wall of black clad backs and as I peer over the shoulders of the gathered masses, it’s clear to see that there isn’t an inch to… Continue Reading →

From The Bogs Of Aughiska – Mineral Bearing Veins (Apocalyptic Witchcraft)

It has been a good long while since the last full length by this tremendous Irish band, 2013’s ‘Roots Of This Earth Within My Blood’ and really their only recorded output in between was the odd but excellent ‘Fenian Ram’… Continue Reading →

Malthusian – Across Deaths (Invictus)

Well let’s face it, this was never going to be pretty. Irish extremists Malthusian more than proved themselves with 2015 EP ‘Below The Hengiform’ as well as at various live eviscerations. They have been quiet for a while but now… Continue Reading →

Slidhr – The Futile Fires Of Man (Van Records)

One man projects in the Metal world may not be uncommon but they have always intrigued me. The sense of isolation from an individual, the thought that only a single solitary person has the willingness, desire and drive to create… Continue Reading →

Cruachan – Nine Years of Blood (Trollzorn)

I enjoyed Cruachan’s 2014 “Blood for the Blood God” album so it was a pleasure to receive the Celtic folk metal band’s ninth album release “Nine Years of Blood”. Stormy conditions greet us. Straightaway we are taken into epic heathen… Continue Reading →

Celtachor – Fiannaoícht (Trollzorn)

Ah yes: the windswept moors, endless days of rain, blue woad and blood sacrifice for cruel gods of the far reaches of the Western world. Unless you’ve been buried in a peat bog for the past decade, you won’t have… Continue Reading →

Primordial – Exile Amongst The Ruins (Metal Blade)

Primordial barely need an introduction. A back catalogue reaching back to the mid 90’s and an enviable reputation as underground metal stalwarts, their reputation is sealed. Ninth full length release, “Exile Amongst The Ruins” finds the band bringing a raw… Continue Reading →

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