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Putrid – Antichrist Above (Godz Ov War Productions)

I was surprised that there are only a few bands called Putrid on my investigations, however there are loads of bands suffixed with the word putrid; putrid this and putrid that etc. This version of Putrid hails from the deepest… Continue Reading →

Azziard – Liber Secondus – Exégèse (Malpermesita Rercords)

Since last album in 2017 ‘Liber Primus: Métempsychose’ I was lucky enough to catch French band Azziard live as support for Marduk. This proved to be a formidable performance and one that followed well in the live environment by what… Continue Reading →

Naglfar – Cerecloth (Century Media)

Classic Swedish melodic black metal here from a band who should really need no introduction. Naglfar burst into being with debut album Vittra in 1995. Around this time, I and no doubt many others were discovering the likes of fellow… Continue Reading →

Grave Circles – Tome II (Ladlo)

Original released independently on Bandcamp back in December, this debut full-length following the “Tome I” EP from 2017 has been picked up by for rerelease in physical formats. Ukraine has been notorious of late for a slew of Drudkh clones… Continue Reading →

Winter Deluge – Degradation Renewal (Osmose Productions)

With two albums, an EP and demo already out this New Zealand act has been picked by Osmose for this EP of incendiary blackened malice that begins with ‘Mass Graves’. Capturing the essence of old school blackness the guitar sound… Continue Reading →

Veneration – Thy Infernal (Fallen Temple)

Here is a five track blast of venom from Veneration. from Indonesia. The packaging that comes with this EP from the Indonesian band goes overboard on its black metal credentials. The track titles remind us that everything is infernal, there… Continue Reading →

Earth Rot – Black Tides of Obscurity (Season of Mist)

Earth Rot have been doing their black metal thing since 2013, since when they’ve released two eps and now three albums. Although they’ve never come into my life previously, it’s clear that they’ve put themselves about a bit, having toured… Continue Reading →

Ars Veneficium – Usurpation Of The Seven (Immortal Frost)

Musical black magic and sorcery from Belgium here with the return of Ars Veneficium. You know just what you are getting with them too. No beating around the bush with their form of blasphemy, just punishing and spiteful true black… Continue Reading →

Death Wolf – IV Come The Dark (Blooddawn Productions)

We all like a “side project” don’t we? When a well-known musician from a biggish band decides to branch out and do something a bit different to their day job. Sometimes….very different, sometimes not so much but I find it… Continue Reading →

Avslut – Tyranni (Osmose Productions)

No time for messing about. From the off Avslut, which I believe means “Closed” in Swedish take us down the darkest and most violent path. Dark Funeral meets Marduk. “Stigens Ände”, the second track stirred me more, dragging us along… Continue Reading →

Advent Sorrow – Kali Yuga Crown (Werewolf)

Weapon in hand, flick knives flashing, petrol bombs flying … the violence depicted in the lyrics of Advent Sorrow feels at times all too real. ‘Mass graves… superior men and women driven by hate for weakness… The feeling we get… Continue Reading →

Myronath – Into the Qliphoth (Non Serviam)

I confess I had to look up what the qliphoth is, and now know it is a representation of evil or impure forces in Jewish mysticism. The evil and impure part of this is not so surprising when you consider… Continue Reading →

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