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Formicarius – Rending The Veil Of Flesh (Schwarzdorn)

Billed as “the new nobility of British black metal”, Formicarius appear to be suffering an identity crisis. Rising from the ashes of proggy fantasists Phyrexia in 2014, their debut album “Black Mass Ritual” gained the band attention with its symphonic… Continue Reading →

Feradur – Legion (S/R)

One doesn’t often hear tales of the Luxembourg metal scene, so pull up a sandbag and I’ll spin you a yarn. Formed in 2010, Feradur released debut album “Epimetheus” in 2015 before ditching their vocalist and recruiting their producer on… Continue Reading →

Aephanemer – Prokopton (Primeval Records)

I only became aware of French band Aphanemer after seeing them live at Warhorns Festival in 2018. Live they really impressed me; a young, energetic and wonderfully musically adept band who looked great on stage and used it well. After… Continue Reading →

Sulphur Aeon – The Scythe Of Cosmic Chaos (Van Records)

‘Twas not so long ago on these very (digital) pages I was ripping into Paragon Impure for taking an idea that’d already been thrashed to death (Marquis de Sade) and beating it further still. Is it therefore hypocritical to sing… Continue Reading →

Warhorns Festival – Eggborough Sports & Social Club 22/9/18 Part 3

Interlude: There were real timing issues On Saturday but so you know from the outset this is the real tale, most I knew on the day (I asked) but the rest was direct from Glyn a few days after. And… Continue Reading →

Kalmah – Palo (Spinefarm)

Blood Ran Cold’ opens up the album ‘Palo’ with a majestic and almost poetic like power base, on which intricate and technical musicianship is portrayed with exacting precision. Pekka Kokko then kicks in with growling vocals which are powerful and… Continue Reading →

Voice of Ruin – Purge and Purify (Tenacity Music)

Start off by screaming “Disgust” and go belting off with some punchy thrash-groove metal, and you’ve got an idea of this. It’s got all the growly bits and aggression but thanks to the melody and fluidity it’s quite jolly actually…. Continue Reading →

Sound Of Memories – To Deliverance (Finisterian Dead End)

A debut full length from this French melodic death metal band is one that I will look back on and think yes that was a good album but completely forgot about it due to the amount of music I hear… Continue Reading →

Armageddon – Captivity And Devourment (Listenable Records)

With the number of bands that are called or have been called Armageddon over the years then yours had better be something damn fine that sticks out from the pack. This Armageddon hails from Sweden and is the now rejuvenated… Continue Reading →

Mors Principium Est – Dawn of the 5th Era (AFM)

You know what you’re going to get with Mors Principium. Exciting melodic deathly thrashing assaults are their byword. They get compared to Children of Bodom, Kalmah, In Flames and At The Gates but a Mors Principium Est riff is something… Continue Reading →

Children Of Bodom – Halo Of Blood (Nuclear Blast)

It’s uncanny. There seems to be SO many people who when asked about Children Of Bodom admit to liking their first 3, maybe they might include “Hate Crew Deathroll” too, but just about everyone I speak to in the Metal… Continue Reading →

Interview – Mors Principium Est

Mors Principium Est from Finland have just released their fourth album “….And Death Said Live”. To ask about the new album and the direction the technically-inspired melodic death/thrash metal band is taking, Andrew Doherty interviewed vocalist Ville Viljanen. AN: Hi… Continue Reading →

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