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Omnium Gatherum – The Burning Cold (Century Media)

Wow! While I’ve seen Omnium Gatherum a good few times and have a couple of their albums, I did not realise they have been around for 22 years already and that this is their eighth album. Granted, there have been… Continue Reading →

Pentarium – Zwischenwelt (Boersma Records)

Translating to “The Inbetween World”, Zwischenwelt is a slice of Lovecraftian inspired Melodic Death Metal mixed in with some elements of modern metal and plenty of symphonic grandeur. With inspiration from the darkest depths and unfathomable, primordial forces which the… Continue Reading →

Interview – The Black Dahlia Murder

This is the last of several which was originally done for a printed publication. Due to production problems it never saw the light of day so is being published here for your enjoyment. Trevor Strnad, vocalist of melodic death metal… Continue Reading →

Svalbard – It’s Hard To Have Hope (Holy Roar)

They sure know how to pick their bands at Holy Roar Records. Svalbard is certainly another stroke of genius. This perfect, angry, energy-laden mixture of melodic death metal, hardcore, crust punk and post-rock with female vocals and socially critical lyrics… Continue Reading →

Amorphis – Queen Of Time (Nuclear Blast)

It’s been three years since last studio album ‘Under The Red Cloud’ stormily hit in 2015 making my album of the year in the process and I was quick to call dibs on this keen to hear whether it would… Continue Reading →

At The Gates – To Drink From The Night Itself (Century Media)

When “At War With Reality” was announced back in 2014, it was made clear that whilst the band may have been simply touring off of their reputation alone and had changed their minds on the whole ‘not hitting the studio’… Continue Reading →

Avatar – Avatar Country (Century Media)

Gothenburg’s Avatar describe themselves as “a dark, twisted circus sideshow that’s built around bombastically grooving melodic death n’ roll”. Now on their seventh album with a multitude of singles, a live pedigree and a larger than life persona, this album… Continue Reading →

NonserviaM – Archetype Obscure (Slaughterhouse Records)

Having witnessed at close hand a small part of the Malaysian metal scene recently, it was plain to see that bands and compositions over there are collaborative efforts rather than being the sole inspiration of one dominant individual. One of… Continue Reading →

Dawn Of Disease – Ascension Gate (Napalm)

The follow up to the 2016 release “Worship the Grave” sees Osnabrück’s Melodic Death Metallers, Dawn Of Disease return once again to bring riffs, harmonies and growls in an effort to give those pesky Scandinavian’s a run for their money… Continue Reading →

Steelfall – The Event Horizon (Raging Planet)

This 11-track album is the début by a Lisbon based Portuguese quintet who only formed last year. Stylistically they are quite an amalgamation of several genres, but lean rather heavily toward melodic death metal in a very Gothenburg way. Opening… Continue Reading →

Mors Principium Est – Embers of a Dying World (AFM)

If it’s fast and hard and melodic, it must be Mors Principium Est. Finland’s finest must be fed up of being compared with the usual Scandinavian suspects, with some justification I should add, but the fact that they’ve got to… Continue Reading →

Dark Tranquillity – Atoma (Century Media)

Atoma is a Belgium brand of stationary, it’s also the name of Dark Tranquillity’s 11th album. At least one of these facts is important! What the concept behind the title is exactly I have been unable to divulge so far… Continue Reading →

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