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Malokarpatan – Krupinské ohne (Invictus Productions)

I think this band are truly unique and I am pleased to report on this their third album. Malokarpatan are from Slovakia and wander the dark corners of black metal, but with so much more depth. On their debut ‘Stridžie… Continue Reading →

Solitary Sabred – By Fire and Brimstone (No Remorse Records)

Appearances can be deceiving. Two bands embarking on their third album, released on the same day, on the same label with the same artists artwork, from the same part of Europe…and reviewed at the same time by yours truly –… Continue Reading →

Ihsahn – Telemark (Candlelight)

It’s been a couple of years since we last heard from Ihsahn with last album Àmr and it seems his plans for 2020 are to release a couple of 5 track EP’s dedicated to his home country. As he is… Continue Reading →

Dead Kosmonaut – Gravitas (High Roller Records)

I absolutely adored this Swedish acts EP “Rekviem” in 2019, it was submerged in a 70s nostalgia that few bands can replicate today but was still heavy enough to be called metal, and as we get the second album that… Continue Reading →

Exmortus – Legions Of The Undead (M-Theory Audio)

Catching attention supporting Obituary on these shores in 2018 and with The Sound Of Steel resonating in our ears this Californian Melodeath, thrash act are having a bit of fun and letting their hair down with this stop-gap EP. This… Continue Reading →

Interview – The Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell

With the musical treadmill of recording, promoting, and touring, it is very rare that any one artist can get out an album every year, even if doing it as a full-time occupation with label support and a whole management structure… Continue Reading →

Diabolic Night – Beyond the Realm (High Roller Records)

Right off the bat, let me tell you that reading the accompanying blurb and discovering that “Diabolic Night” is essentially a one-man band had me face-palming. While there are some notable exceptions, in my experience, most of the worst, most… Continue Reading →

Aerodyne – Damnation (Rock Of Angels Records)

Do you like Turbo era Judas Priest? I do. DO you like Maiden’s Fear of the Dark? I do. Do you like Enforcer? I do! It appears that Aerodyne from Gothenburg share the sentiment.  From the moment I spied the old… Continue Reading →

Steve Blower – Back in Hell (S/R)

This is the debut solo album from Steve whom some of you will know as the mastermind behind Hamerex. With Hamerex effectively being put on hold last year, Steve has worked to bring his solo vision to the world, made… Continue Reading →

Excuse – Prophets From the Occultic Cosmos (Shadow Kingdom)

I tried to do some digging about for info on this band but my efforts were in vain. Excuse are an enigmatic bunch as far as I am concerned, so based off what little information I have available to me,… Continue Reading →

Lunar Shadow – The Smokeless Fires (Cruz Del Sur Music)

Formed in 2014 and with one EP and a long player to their credit, relative German newcomers, Lunar Shadow have released their second album, “The Smokeless Fires”. Though their lifespan has been relatively brief, the journey has not been without… Continue Reading →

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