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Haunted – Dayburner (Twin Earth Records)

Haunted – Dayburner (Twin Earth Records)

Firstly, let me warn you that those of you who were looking forward to or expecting some Sleep style guerilla release of Swedish Extreme metal, like me, you’d be wrong. This is Haunted, Italian purveyors of some classic occult tinged doom, and follow up to.. Read More
Sign of the Jackal – Breaking the Spell (Dying Victims)

Sign of the Jackal – Breaking the Spell (Dying Victims)

It has been five years since their debut album ‘Mark of the Beast’, even longer since ‘The Beyond’ EP, and this Italian traditional heavy metal group have picked up exactly where they left off.  Laura’s vocals have not changed; the style has become a mix.. Read More
Posthuman Abomination – Transcending Embodiment (Comatose Music)

Posthuman Abomination – Transcending Embodiment (Comatose Music)

Flooding both musically and environmentally is generally a disaster it causes damage and in a musical sense causes reviewers and fans to trawl through endless hours of audio in search of a diamond in the rough. Sometimes I do honestly sit back and think how.. Read More
The Mountain Of The Cannibal God – Sergio Martino (Shameless Films)

The Mountain Of The Cannibal God – Sergio Martino (Shameless Films)

It’s back to the infamous 72 film hit-list that were known in a time of mass hysteria as the Video Nasties and Sergio Martino’s The Mountain (Slave, Prisoner) Of The Cannibal God released back in 1978. The Italian cannibal genre may have been short lived.. Read More
Ekpyrosis - Primordial Chaos Restored (Terror From Hell)

Ekpyrosis – Primordial Chaos Restored (Terror From Hell)

Not come across Italian death metal band Ekpyrosis before (translates as something like ‘born from fire’ I believe) so an EP seems a good place to start. Opening track ‘Abyssal Convergence’ creeps in on slow, dark riffs, a little of the funeral doom of early.. Read More
Asphodelia – Welcome Apocalypse (Mighty Music)

Asphodelia – Welcome Apocalypse (Mighty Music)

This work of dark symphonic metal is Italian band Asphodelia’s first full album release. This surprised me as I heard the opening title track. Confident and powerful to the core, the build up is both symphonic and epic. There’s a power metal reverb, and a.. Read More
Master Boot Record - Direct Memory Access (Blood Music)

Master Boot Record – Direct Memory Access (Blood Music)

Master Boot Record deserves your attention for many reasons. I can only point out some of them here, because you most likely don’t have the time or the patience for a lengthy essay. But hopefully, after you’ve read this, you will have an idea about.. Read More
Messa - Feast for Water (Aural Music)

Messa – Feast for Water (Aural Music)

Messa are a young band from Italy, and Feast for Water is their second album. In Italian messa means mass, as in religious ceremony. The mass the band celebrates on their new album revolves around water, the element in which life began and without which.. Read More
Hortus Animae – Piove Sangue Live In Banska Bystriae (Aesthetic Death)

Hortus Animae – Piove Sangue Live In Banska Bystriae (Aesthetic Death)

I personally discovered Hortus Animae (The Garden Of The Soul) via last album ‘Secular Music in 2014 although the Italian band had been going since 1997. It came from an unlikely source at least for a ‘progressive black metal’ band via Flicknife Records who are.. Read More
Necrodeath – The Age Of Dead Christ (Scarlet / Terror From Hell)

Necrodeath – The Age Of Dead Christ (Scarlet / Terror From Hell)

Although Necrodeath have been going since 1985 it was after they took a ten year break that I originally discovered them through their comeback album Mater Of All Evil. It was hardly surprising our paths would cross due to the fact that vocalist Flegias was.. Read More
Charun – Mundus Cereris (Third I Rex)

Charun – Mundus Cereris (Third I Rex)

Sardinian band Charun, not to be confused with Finland’s Charon, are a post rock band. The fact that Isis’s James Plotkin mastered this album says much. After getting us firmly into the groove with a swampy start, “Malacoda” sends us into epic and emotional worlds.. Read More
Tony Tears – Demons Crawl At Your Side (Minotauro Records)

Tony Tears – Demons Crawl At Your Side (Minotauro Records)

Since covering the extensive three and a half hour boxed set ‘Music From The Astral Worlds (2000-2014)’ I seem to have adopted Tony Tears for review duties as well as picking up Abysmal Grief, a project that he and fellow band member Regen Graves both.. Read More