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Solar Sons – Retrograde Motion (S/R)

Solar Sons – Retrograde Motion (S/R)

Ladies and gents who may be reading this, let me advise you that if you are a fan of hard rock or metal, there is precious little reason to visit the former industrial powerhouse and now excluded candidate for European City of Culture that is.. Read More
Professor Emeritus - Take Me To The Gallows (No Remorse)

Professor Emeritus – Take Me To The Gallows (No Remorse)

Combining the talents of members from several bands on Chicago’s underground metal scene such as Satan’s Hallow, Moros Nyx and Tiger Fight, this new beast under the moniker of Professor Emeritus has finally dropped their debut album, “Take Me To The Gallows”. Theirs is a.. Read More
Lady Beast - Vicious Breed (Cruz Del Sur)

Lady Beast – Vicious Breed (Cruz Del Sur)

Vicious Breed is the third album from Pittsburgh heavy metal band Lady Beast. Odd name aside, from the off with ‘The Way’ they hit you with a very US sound that draws heavily on the twin roots of Maiden and Priest with a hard chugging.. Read More
Skinweaver – Gratification Eternal (Great Dane Records)

Skinweaver – Gratification Eternal (Great Dane Records)

I’m a lucky bugger sometimes. “Send me anything you like” I said to the editor when the weekly review listings came out. I didn’t recognise any of the bands on it so wanted to absolve myself from any decision making (I’m a busy boy don’t.. Read More
Vaultwraith - Death Is Proof Of Satan's Power (Hell's Headbangers)

Vaultwraith – Death Is Proof Of Satan’s Power (Hell’s Headbangers)

One look at the glorious cover for this debut and you’d probably hazard a guess that this is going to be full on metal of the thrash, Merciful Fate, Satanic headbanging style and thankfully you wouldn’t be wrong. From the self titled opening, this is.. Read More
Inconcessus Lux Lucis – The Crowning Quietus (I, Voidhanger Records)

Inconcessus Lux Lucis – The Crowning Quietus (I, Voidhanger Records)

In spite of being around for over a decade via this band and a previous outfit under the moniker Whorethorn both bands have slipped by me even though they’re from Manchester, UK and not far me geography wise. Inconcessus Lux Lucis already has a couple.. Read More
Sorcerer – The Crowning of the Fire King  (Metal Blade)

Sorcerer – The Crowning of the Fire King (Metal Blade)

Founded way back in 1988 Sorcerer stomped out of Stockholm before lying dormant for 15 years.  Johnny Hagel (Tiamat ) and Anders Engberg (Therion)  put the band back together for the Hammers of Doom festival . This collection of friends played a few gigs before.. Read More
Bunker 66 – Chained Down In Dirt (High Roller Records)

Bunker 66 – Chained Down In Dirt (High Roller Records)

If you’re not familiar with Bunker 66 they hail from Messina in Sicily and formed in 2007. “Chained Down In Dirt” is their third full length and the follow up to 2014’s “Screaming Rock Believers” now read that album title again….doesn’t it sound fucking ace!!??.. Read More
Spirit Adrift - Curse Of Conception (20 Buck Spin)

Spirit Adrift – Curse Of Conception (20 Buck Spin)

Hailing from Arizona, Spirit Adrift are still a very fresh prospect having formed in 2015. “Curse Of Conception” represents the band’s second full length release, showcasing a mix of influences that draw on many big names and will likely please a broad section of the.. Read More
Mausoleum Gate – Into A Dark Divinity (Cruz de la Sur Music)

Mausoleum Gate – Into A Dark Divinity (Cruz de la Sur Music)

I really quite enjoyed Mausoleum Gate’s 2014 self-titled debut – it was a spirited serving of 70s-inspired ‘proto metal’ with enough of a whiff of hammer horror ghoulishness and deftness of songwriting touch to elevate it above much of the pack. No mean feat these.. Read More
Soul Remnants – Ouroboros (eOne)

Soul Remnants – Ouroboros (eOne)

I was lucky enough to review “Black and Blood”, Soul Remnants second album a long while ago. It was a total blast and a fine balance between classic old school thrashing death metal and more modern technical DM.  So when this, their third album came.. Read More
Argus - From Fields Of Fire (Cruz Del Sur Music)

Argus – From Fields Of Fire (Cruz Del Sur Music)

Having thoroughly enjoyed the Adruini/Balich album from earlier this year I felt happily honour-bound to cover the new release from vocalist Butch Balich’s main band Argus. With a voice as utterly and intrinsically “Metal” as Balich’s, with a band possessing heaviness to match, Argus always.. Read More