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Lotus Thief – Oresteia (Prophecy)

When dealing in Avant-garde and Progressive Metal it is of course important to be both of those terms and carve out your own niche therein. With their third release this highly talented American band do just that. Opening your album… Continue Reading →

Vintersea – Illuminated (M-Theory Audio)

Even though this super-talented American band are new to me, this is actually their second release, which I am assured follows on perfectly from their previous album released in 2017. To be fair, there is so much variation and melded… Continue Reading →

Madder Mortem – Mercury (Dark Essence)

It’s time to bake a cake and get the candles out of the drawer, Mercury the debut album from Madder Mortem is 20 years old and the band and no doubt many fans are celebrating. I am too as I… Continue Reading →

Helheim, Vulture Industries, Madder Mortem & Caelestia – London Unicorn 1/5/19

It was a bit of a surprise seeing this gig shifted from the much bigger Underworld to The Unicorn up the hill in Camden. Ticket sales do dictate and normally this show would have seen many more attending but with… Continue Reading →

Helheim – Rignir (Dark Essence)

Are Norwegians like us in England, obsessed about the weather? Well from what I know they certainly get afflicted by all sorts of extremes far worse than we do here in that respect but no doubt shrug their shoulders and… Continue Reading →

Madder Mortem – Marrow (Dark Essence)

20 years under their belt and one long gap between ‘Eight Ways’ and ‘Red In Tooth And Claw’, Madder Mortem are truly back and firing on all cylinders and have been down on their allotment cultivating a Marrow. It should… Continue Reading →

Sabbath Assembly – Rites Of Passage (Svart)

It’s always fascinating following a band from conception through various stages, wondering what they are going to come up with next. Sabbath Assembly have certainly kept the interest levels up with their body of work since dabbling with the hymnals… Continue Reading →

Madder Mortem – Red In Tooth And Claw (Dark Essence)

Now this is a very welcome return! Although Madder Mortem never actually split up they have definitely been on what can only be described as serious hiatus. It was 2009-2010 when we last heard from them with album ‘Eight Ways’… Continue Reading →

Todtgelichter – Rooms (Supreme Chaos Records)

Was 2013’s “Apnoe” a step too far for Todtgelichter? It was quite a departure from their early stuff but three years and a couple of new members later it seems the band have had a little bit of a re-think…. Continue Reading →

Todtgelichter – Apnoe (Code 666)

2013’s Apnoe sees Germany’s Todtgelichter take further strides away from their Black Metal roots of a few years ago. Continuing the trend of the band’s 2010 Angst CD, but pushing things further, there is very little on here that could… Continue Reading →

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