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The National Orchestra Of The Kingdom Of Goats – Huntress (UKoG Records)

The National Orchestra Of The Kingdom Of Goats – Huntress (UKoG Records)

Yeah OK I admit it I’d never heard of this herd of goats but the name and the self-description of “symphonic grind pop” kinda bleated out at me. They also perform in masks and face paint and call themselves things like The Coachman and The.. Read More
Ultra-Violence - Operation Misdirection (Candlelight Records)

Ultra-Violence – Operation Misdirection (Candlelight Records)

While the Italians have labelled themselves as a thrash band, the first thought that came to my mind upon seeing the Ed Repka cover was Death, and by the time Loris Castiglia was halfway through singing “Cadaver Decomposition Island”, I must admit that I could.. Read More
Demetra Sine Die – Post Glacial Rebound (Third I Rex)

Demetra Sine Die – Post Glacial Rebound (Third I Rex)

With the album title in front of me I expected Demetra Sine Die to be one of those gazing bands, all nice harmonies and looking out over a shimmering plateau of ice. Yeah I suppose there’s a little bit of that from these Italians who.. Read More
Eroded – Necropath (FDA Records)

Eroded – Necropath (FDA Records)

Eroded are a two piece death metal unit from Italy and have been around in one form or another since 2003. “Necropath” is their second full length album and the follow up to 2012’s “Engravings Of A Gruesome Epitaph” and you know what? It’s a.. Read More
Black Elephant - Cosmic Blues (Small Stone)

Black Elephant – Cosmic Blues (Small Stone)

Apparently, you can’t tell what a book is about just by looking at its cover. Or something like that. You know the saying. But how about an LP? It’s much easier, isn’t it? Let’s say you came across Black Elephant’s Cosmic Blues in a record.. Read More
Eversin – Armageddon Genesi (My Kingdom Music)

Eversin – Armageddon Genesi (My Kingdom Music)

The guys in this band have been around for almost 20 years having existed previously as Fuoco Fatuo (but not the death metal band of the same name I should add) prior to changing their name to Eversin. Eversin has categorised their music as a.. Read More
Al Ard –  S/T (Code666)

Al Ard – S/T (Code666)

Experimentation has been present in music since its inception, it helps genres to grow, develop, change and evolve over the course of time for better or for worse. Metal has an ability to soak up history’s musical evolution and vomit it forth in a metallic.. Read More
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