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Kataklysm – Meditations (Nuclear Blast)

27 years, 13 albums…, and still going strong. Maurizio Iacono and Jean-François Dagenais have been doing this since the beginning, with Stéphane Barbe joining them 20 years ago when Maurizio swapped from bass to vocal duties. The newest member Olivier… Continue Reading →

Sadistik Forest – Morbid Majesties (Transcending Obscurity Records)

Transcending Obscurity is fast becoming one of my favourite record labels such is the depth and wealth of their current roster of bands and I can now add the curiously named Sadistik Forest from Finland to that ever growing list… Continue Reading →

Deadfreight of Soul – Tortured Puppets (Kernkraftritter Records)

Deadfreight Of Soul are a finely tuned machine direct from Augsburg in Bavaria, and this five piece are intent on putting their home town firmly on the metal map. The band were generated in a cellar as a trio in… Continue Reading →

Wolvenguard – Elemental Reclamation (S/R)

Here’s a tempting treat for anyone whose tastes linger at the blackened end of the melodic death metal spectrum – Amon Amarth, Kataklysm, Immortal. Yes, you say, but I’ve listened to all that Viking death metal stuff a thousand times,… Continue Reading →

Ex Deo – The Immortal Wars (Napalm)

Described as ‘Italian led, converted Gauls, Ex Deo are basically Kataklysm with an extra member and some serious Roman Empire cosplaying… Not that there is anything wrong with this, the brand of symphonic death metal they sling is rather captivating… Continue Reading →

Dawn Of Disease – Worship The Grave (Napalm)

Dawn of disease are a melodic death metal band from Osnabrück in the Lower Saxony region of Germany who are currently signed to Napalm who with each release (napalm) seem to be growing in strength and reach. With a label… Continue Reading →

Rogash – Malevolence (War Anthem)

Formed in 2009 in the far reaches of Jena, Eastern Germany, Rogash are a five piece band who deliver a crushing style of death metal which seems to bridge the gap between the American and Scandinavian styles of playing this… Continue Reading →

Kataklysm, Septic Flesh, Aborted – London Underworld 20/2/16

It has been a while since I attended a gig on a Saturday night, and was rather worried about the 6 o’clock start, but I should not have, as traffic was far lighter than it is during the week, along… Continue Reading →

Fleshgod Apocalypse – King (Nuclear Blast)

Fleshgod Apocalypse are a band who are not afraid to push the boundaries in terms of creating innovative and powerful music. Not only is their music truly unique and idiosyncratic, but Fleshgod are not afraid of experimenting with their own… Continue Reading →

Attack Vertical – The Great Waste (Tenacity Music)

Swiss melodic death metal and thrash type noisemakers Attack Vertical have been going from strength to strength over the past few years. After their 2011 release “This Glorious World”, Attack Vertical have managed to carve a reputation for themselves in… Continue Reading →

Kataklysm – Of Ghosts and Gods (Nuclear Blast)

Any fan of metal knows exactly what they’re getting when it comes to a Kataklysm album and their impressive 12th release Of Ghosts and Gods is no exception. The groove heavy riffs, thunderous blast beats and Maurizio Iacono’s signature growls,… Continue Reading →

Voice of Ruin – Consumed (Tenacity Music)

If an EP is brief snapshot into the innermost psyche of a band as a collective, then Swiss five piece Voice of Ruin are five seriously peculiar individuals. Or if your twisted idea of paradise is combining wholesome, well-constructed metal… Continue Reading →

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