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The Order Of Apollyon – Moriah (Agonia)

Once upon a time, shortly after being founded by then Aborted frontman BST in 2008, The Order Of Apollyon were rounded out by stalwarts of the British underground. The band then underwent a merry-go-round of musician changes through the release… Continue Reading →

Decline Of The I – Escape (Agonia)

Concept albums love them or loathe them I think they are a brilliant staple in what I would consider to be a healthy musical diet. The reason being is that they perpetuate the ritual of listening to albums in full,… Continue Reading →

Azziard – Metempsychose (Malpermesita Records)

Pulling this CD out of its wrapping I remembered the band name and that this deathly black troop from France had struck me as slightly bonkers on last album ‘Vesanie’ in 2014. At the time they had been in the… Continue Reading →

Merrimack – Omegaphilia (Season Of Mist)

I bought this French bands 2012 release “The Acausal Mass” on a whim and was very pleased that my gamble paid off as it was a fine display of vehement black metal done in a way that only the French… Continue Reading →

Decline Of The I – Rebellion (Agonia)

The French have a habit of throwing curveballs into whatever purist theme tries to assert itself in extreme metal but, even by Gallic standards, Decline Of The I is a CD-sized can of worms. First of all, this is a… Continue Reading →

Mayhem, Merrimack and Stahlsarg – London Garage 21/5/14

A load of rancid food stalls and hippy head shops got slightly singed a couple of days before this date was due to hit town and the gig was moved from Camden to the Garage down the road. A lot… Continue Reading →

Lugnasad – Smell of a Grey Sore (Art of Propaganda)

Back in the late-90s, a phrase would often crop up in reviews of black/death metal albums – ‘Dissection clone’. By and large, this was spot-on. In the wake of Dissection’s landmark second album ‘Storm of the Light’s Bane’, a whole… Continue Reading →

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