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Machine Head - Catharsis (Nuclear Blast)

Machine Head – Catharsis (Nuclear Blast)

It was suggested to give this album a couple listens before weighing in with my review. The first song is starting for a second time as I pen this intro because after an hour and a quarter of listening to it the first time, I.. Read More
Diablo Blvd- Zero Hour (Nuclear Blast)

Diablo Blvd- Zero Hour (Nuclear Blast)

Fronted by stand up comic Alex Agnew, Belgium’s Diablo Blvd are anything but a humorous act. Quite the contrary, latest release “Zero Hour” finds the band exploring humankind’s darker side within a world that just keeps getting things wrong. Their cries have not gone unheard.. Read More
LeadRobot – ST (S/R)

LeadRobot – ST (S/R)

Groove Metal four piece LeadRobot from Leeds are rather heavy. With clever use of samples, a massive sound, heavy as hell tone and some thundering work from the rhythm section, the four components of the band really pull no punches with their riffs, as this.. Read More
Once Human – Evolution (EARmusic)

Once Human – Evolution (EARmusic)

Once Human are the brainchild of Logan Mader, the man many of us remember for being ‘that guy who played guitar’ on the first Machine Head Albums and helped Max Cavalera out with Soulfly in its early days before going on to unleash the horror.. Read More
Blackdrawn – S/T (S/R)

Blackdrawn – S/T (S/R)

Thessaloniki has been one of the hotbeds of creativity for Greece throughout the country’s long and rich history, giving the country some of its best composers, musicians and other creative artsy-types. The latest offering which is more suited to my ears is the six piece.. Read More
Livhzuena - Dark Mirror Neurons (Klonosphere)

Livhzuena – Dark Mirror Neurons (Klonosphere)

Hailing from the Côtes-d’Armor region of Brittany in North Western France, Death Metal five piece Livhzuena have a real hard hitting sound. Formed in 2011 and having one EP released in 2013, the five piece have just recently released their debut offering, “Dark Mirror Neurons”... Read More
Pitbulls in the Nursery- Equanimity (Klonosphere)

Pitbulls in the Nursery- Equanimity (Klonosphere)

There is no genre quite so difficult to nail as Progressive Death Metal. There is a fine art to striking that perfect balance between thunderous, crushing grooves and keeping the listener perpetually wondering what they’re going to hear next. Thankfully, French quintet Pitbulls in the.. Read More
Apontokation – Conquerors beyond the Stars (S/R)

Apontokation – Conquerors beyond the Stars (S/R)

The Spanish four pieces first release is a wonderfully accessible one. Conquerors beyond the Stars sits somewhere slap bang in the middle between both generic and extreme metal, possessing the infectious riffs of bands like Devildriver and Machine Head with the intense and sinister sounds.. Read More
Warfaith - Wise Man Is Dead (S/R)

Warfaith – Wise Man Is Dead (S/R)

This is a French thrash band, although to my mind this isn’t thrash as I would normally categorise as being so. It’s very modern, very nineties and noughties, it has aggressive “core” vocals, a few riffs here and there that take influence from the post.. Read More
Bloodshot Dawn – Demons (S/R)

Bloodshot Dawn – Demons (S/R)

I think it’s fair to say that up to here UK melodic death thrashers Bloodshot Dawn have been executing a textbook perfect ‘how to grow your band’ plan. Demo, EP, well received self released debut, lots of good to great gigs and buzz to back.. Read More
Forgery - With These Fists (Battlegod Productions)

Forgery – With These Fists (Battlegod Productions)

‘With These Fists’ is the second full length album by this Norwegian quartet who formed in 1990 and reformed in 2002 after a hiatus. While their roots are most definitely in thrash, there’s plenty of down tuned groove in there and when the songs aren’t.. Read More
Obdurated – I Feel Nothing (Mighty Music)

Obdurated – I Feel Nothing (Mighty Music)

This album seems to be about everyone else except the band themselves. Just because they’re French does not mean that they have to sound like Gojira or Dagoba, but with that image stored up, the comparison is then drawn with In Flames, Iron Maiden and.. Read More