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Holy Martyr – Darkness Shall Prevail (Dragonheart Records)

Holy Martyr – Darkness Shall Prevail (Dragonheart Records)

Another year arrives bring the arrival of another metal scene being hastily revived from the past like some tattered denim wearing corpse. With the possible exception of the 60s psychedelic doom of Jex Thoth and Blood Ceremony, I’ve yet to see any other such revival.. Read More
Lorn – With Claws Arrayed (I, Voidhanger)

Lorn – With Claws Arrayed (I, Voidhanger)

It’s been more than three years since Lorn made its mark with Subconscious Metamorphosis – appropriately enough its first outing on that most fitting of labels for avant-garde black metal I, Voidhanger. The band had hinted during its previous full-length, and the odd split in.. Read More
Interview - Aborym

Interview – Aborym

Italian act Aborym have had an interesting and shape-shifting career path since they first appeared in the early 90’s. Led by the innovative maestro Fabban the band’s music and line-up has considerably diversified from early industrial black metal roots to the latest incarnation which sees.. Read More
The Clamps - Blend, Shake, Swallow (Heavy Psych Sounds)

The Clamps – Blend, Shake, Swallow (Heavy Psych Sounds)

Italian trio The Clamps play a slightly stoner influenced brand of blazing trashy punk ‘n’ metal garage rock ‘n’ roll. Cranking up with the opening instrumental ‘Barracuda’, an exercise in shouting without words “we really know what a riff is!”, they then barrel their way.. Read More
Psychedelic Witchcraft - Magick Rites and Spells (Soulseller)

Psychedelic Witchcraft – Magick Rites and Spells (Soulseller)

Tuscan occult inspired doom/classic rock hybrid created with some divine backing Psychedelic Witchcraft are back with the follow up to their impressive 2016 release, ‘The Vision’. Not giving much away with the title, hinting heavily in the direction of the arcane arts, it’s time to.. Read More
Rome in Monochrome – Karma Anubis (Wintersleep Records)

Rome in Monochrome – Karma Anubis (Wintersleep Records)

Now I’m sorry but this is just incredibly frustrating – a band comes to the table with a lengthy biography, extensive details on the band members’ past activities and some bold pronouncements of blending post rock, shoegaze and doom. Sounds promising does it not? So.. Read More
Magnet – Feel Your Fire (Soulseller Records)

Magnet – Feel Your Fire (Soulseller Records)

It’s 2017, I’m rapidly approaching five decades on this planet, and I’m glad to say that many new bands are willing to set sail across the seas of Rock aboard the good ship retro, and Magnet, helmed by Psychedelic Witchcraft’s Riccardo Giuffrè who has swapped.. Read More
Rest – S/T (Third I Rex)

Rest – S/T (Third I Rex)

Off to Udine a tranquil looking place in the NW of Italy here and no doubt partly responsible for shattering any peace and quiet in the region we have noise-mongers Rest (certainly not living up to their name) to blame. There’s not a huge amount.. Read More
Raspail – Dirge (Sick Man Getting Sick)

Raspail – Dirge (Sick Man Getting Sick)

Raspail is a very interesting project. Formed by former members of Novembre, Klimt 1918, Psychotic Despair and Room with a View, they describe “Dirge” pictorially and vividly: “the old rural landscape all around Rome, cherished by the Romantic poets, with its imposing ruins covered in.. Read More
Hierophant – Mass Grave (Season Of Mist)

Hierophant – Mass Grave (Season Of Mist)

There’s a comment that goes with this album, stating “no pink unicorns here”. This is very true. The comment reminded me of the time when someone said to me “Andrew, you’ll never be pink and fluffy”. This is equally true of Hierophant. There are no.. Read More
Blasphemer - Ritual Theophagy (Comatose Music)

Blasphemer – Ritual Theophagy (Comatose Music)

Six years of silence preceded the apparent opening of the musical gates of hell, resulting in this three headed death metal beast escaping and unleashing its sonic torment on the world. Armed with brutal riffs, deafening blasts and plenty of disdain for religious idols and.. Read More
Obake – Draugr (RareNoise Records)

Obake – Draugr (RareNoise Records)

Obake has nothing to do with a popular UK TV series, but is a Japanese term which means “that which changes” or “ghost of a departed one”. “Draugr”, which itself refers to a creature returning from the dead, is the Italian’s band’s third album release... Read More