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Cradle Of Filth – Cryptoriana: The Seductiveness Of Decay (Nuclear Blast)

It’s hard to think that this is the first time in their 26 year history and after twelve albums that Dani Filth has released two official albums with the same line-up. This is something I never really took notice of… Continue Reading →

Venom Inc. – Ave (Nuclear Blast)

There’s a school of thought that a certain section of the metal community subscribe to that says “No Cronos, no Venom”.  You will no doubt have experienced this way of thinking in the sentiments of the “No Dave, no Van… Continue Reading →

Crystal Viper – Queen Of The Witches (AFM)

When I found myself originally pointed in the direction of Crystal Viper’s debut by Russ Smith I never really looked back. Apart from the fact they look perfect as a heavy metal band (y’know, those band pictures where you can’t… Continue Reading →

Massacre – Back From Beyond (Century Media)

This is a band whose name screams forefathers of the American death metal scene, that being the case, they only have two records behind them, although the second effort ‘Promise’ was well “beyond” (couldn’t help it!) their debut ‘From Beyond’… Continue Reading →

Invidious – In Death (Sepulchral Voice)

We all know that death metal, as a sub genre, has become increasingly technical in the past few years, with each generation of musicians trying to break the ground rules established by their predecessors, on an incessant search for defining… Continue Reading →

Pentagram Chile – The Malefice (Cyclone Empire)

For a band that has been around for nearly three decades they sure have taken a long time to get their true full length debut despite more than a handful of demos and what not. My first experience with the… Continue Reading →

Interview – M-Pire Of Evil

M-Pire of Evil are a legendary heavy metal force. Containing some of the founding fathers of black/speed/thrash metal, whatever the hell you want to call it, some of these guys have been there, done it, burned the t-shirt and yet… Continue Reading →

Mpire of Evil – Hell to the Holy ( Scarlet Records)

Anyone who has looked up the personnel involved in this group would probably be expecting something like a Venom record. Well, you would duly be mistaken, whilst the group is Jeff Mantas, Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan and drummer Antton, musically… Continue Reading →

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